The pronunciation of "Yáʼátʼééh!" on forvo: https://forvo.com/word/y%C3%A1%CA%BC%C3%A1t%CA%BC%C3%A9%C3%A9h/#nv
How can we write the bold apostrophies that these exercises need on an android phone?
I ditto the Duolino'ers that appreciate that Navajo is available for study!
My issue with this word is it seems that "Yáʼátʼééh!" has a plethora of meanings that are subjective to each individual use case. For example: contextually "Yáʼátʼééh!" has a meaning of both 'Hello!/Hi there!' but also 'Bye bye!/See you later!'
Alternatively, this word may imply (as a verb) that the object of the sentence meets a sense of fineness, suitability, goodness or is pretty or attractive to the speaker. (Example 1; in a positive sense: "Yáʼátʼééh náshdleeł."; I'm feeling better. Example 2; in a negative sense: "Doo yáʼátʼéeh da"; He is unwholesome.) Similarly, and I don't have an example for this one, this phrase "yáʼátʼéeh" may be taken to indicate an imperative context; id est, indicative of a clause that motivates the reader to an action because it is required.
Anyone that can correct me or provide an example, please do so.
Finally, this phrase "Yáʼátʼéeh" can be used to indicate personal preferences and likings. For example: "Shił yáʼátʼééh!" indicates the speaker is generally pleased with the item/action/concept, etc. that was immediately presented a moment ago. As a converse example, "Doo shił yáʼátʼéeh da." indicates that the speaker is not pleased with what they were just presented with. As a concrete example, if one enjoyed a book they could say, "Díí naaltsoos shił yáʼátʼééh."
My understanding is that when it is used by itself, that it will then mean "Good day" or "Hello".