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New Project


It’s been a while since I have been able to get my thoughts down. So I have been thinking of ways I can help me and possibly some of you better at speaking Navajo. I am in the process of putting my thoughts on paper.

The idea I have is sort of like a conversational dictionary type of resource with downloadable audio. Sort of like a class at home type of thing. It has been nagging at me for some time time now and I think it is time for me to make an effort into making this.

I will be sharing this little experiment with a few people. If successful, I will try to put more of an effort in making more…

For now, this is me signing off of my blog, hopefully I will begin this project soon. For now, I will update you on how it fares…

Looking forward to more Diné Bizaad here though. Stay tuned…

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Progress


So this is the first step in my trying to get a better understanding of Navajo, the Diné language (Diné Bizaad).

I have, to my excitement, discovered a way to type in Navajo using a “keyboard” I downloaded from the internet from Language Geek. There is an assortment of other keyboards for many other tribes as well.

Another source that I have learned of is the Navajo Now Blog. In her blog, she cites a number of resources currently available to the people for free. Go there now.

One more source that I am beginning to enjoy is the Navajo version of Wikipedia known as Wikiibíídiiya. It’s got an interesting selection of information. Like Wikipedia, Wikiibíídiiya can be updated by anyone so it’s content could be sketchy at best.

The search to learn more about my culture and heritage is still an on going one. I have learned so much living with my grand parents that I have in taken in more than I remember.