na- (atelic, circuital) + -Ø- (3rd person subject prefix) +
- -Ø- (classifier) + -á (continuative imperfective stem of root -YÁ, “to go, to walk — 1 actor”)
- -Ø- (classifier) + -ʼaash (continuative imperfective stem of root -ʼÁÁZH, “to go, to walk — 2 actors”)
- -d- (classifier) + -kai (continuative imperfective stem of root -KAI, “to go, to walk — 3 actors”)
- he/she is going around, walking about
- he/she goes and returns
- Marianne hádą́ą́ʼ Ahééhéshį́į́hgóó naayá? — When did Marianne go to Phoenix?
- Áłchíní daʼółtaʼígíí naaki nídeezidídą́ą́ʼ Wááshindoongóó naaskai. — The school children went to Washington two months ago.
- (with -di or an adverb of place) he/she is at/in
- Mary dóó Kii bimá sání yighandi naaʼaash. — Mary and Kee are at their grandmother’s house.
- Ashiiké ółtaʼígíí kǫ́ǫ́ naaʼaash. — The two boys who are students, are around here.
- (with -dę́ę́ʼ) he/she comes from
- Hastiin Hall Ohio hoolyéédę́ę́ʼ naaghá. — Mr. Hall hails from a place called Ohio.
- Díí kweʼé atah daʼółtaʼígíí háádę́ę́ʼ ndaakai? — Where do these students come from?
- (with baa) he/she is busy with; he/she is doing it
- Diné bizaad bóhooshʼaahgo baa naashá. — I’m busy learning Navajo.
- Áłchíní haʼátʼíí yaa naakai? — What are the children doing?
- (with chʼaa) he/she is on trip
- Chʼaa naashá ńtʼééʼ. — I was on trip.
- (with yínííł “with mind”) he/she is sad/blue/worried
- Yínííł naaghá. — He is sad.
- (with ká) he/she is sickly/invalid
- Ká naashá. — I am sickly.
- buddy, friend (used by males, the 3rd-person dual can be used in this way to refer to male cousins)
- shił naaʼaash — my clan brother; my buddy; my cousin ("father’s sister’s son" or "mother’s brother’s son")
Like all go-verbs, this verb uses three different roots for 1 subject going alone, 2 subjects going in a pair, and 3+ subjects going in a group. All three roots can be conjugated in all 3 numbers (singular, duoplural, distributive plural), with practical different meanings. See chʼéghááh, chʼéʼaash, chʼékááh for further details.
Paradigm: Continuative (Ø/si).