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"Older sister"


April 5, 2019



I was told by most of my family members that ur suppose to have a shí bí or ní when saying family terms otherwise people take wrong and by personal experience with these words people take it a sexual way


I was given to understand by several websites that "older sister" is shádí, not ádí. Were they wrong?


"Shádí" would literally be "my older sister," and is in fact the more common way to say it. In Navajo you almost always attach a possessive. (Like "shimá" literally means "my mother," but it is also how you would address your mom.)

The non-possessive a- versions they are giving here are rarely used.


Shadi is my older sister

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