talking circles - "Aho"

Chris Corrigan corcom at
Tue Feb 6 09:47:50 PST 2001

An important distinction of course, as the word for "yes" in Ojibway is
"Ahenh."  In Ojibway a sound like "aho" is also used to acknowledge what
has been said, but confusing the two would lead to some delicate


Chris Weaver wrote:

> In my posting on talking circles, I described the "Aho" response and
> gesture which I learned from my Elder Ken Jackson.  In case anyone
> chooses to teach this, please make it clear:
> "Aho" does not mean "I agree with you."  It is not in the realm of
> reaction or opinion.
> The response "Aho" means, I have heard you.
> Chris

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