"I am going to Shiprock."

Translation:Naatʼáanii Nééz góó déyá.

October 5, 2018

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why is the word order reversed? other examples have been more like naat'áaniinééz góó déyá.


I am a native speaker and "Naat’áanii Néézgóó déyá" is absolutely correct.


Could you perhaps explain the difference between Naat'áaniinééz góó and Naat'áanii Néézgóó, and when to use which?


Bear in mind that the concept of a "word" is purely an artifact of writing systems, defined not by smallest unit of meaning, but purely by the convention of where spaces appear. Hopefully there is a body that sets/standardizes written Navajo, but ultimately it's as arbitrary as whether you should write "bananabread" or "banana bread."


why does it still mark them incorrect?


I sure can't defend this... DL?


I also am confused by this one. Why does the separation of the word occur?


Where did you leren navajo From


It's a bit redundant but can be used to emphasize.


ya'ah'eeh doo ahhhee :)


'Aoo', lą́'ąą.


Technically this is in SOV format, however the subject (I am) is not explicitly said in this sentence because it's implied that your referring to yourself by saying "góó déyá". You could say, "Shí naat'áatiinèéz góó déyá" but it would be redundant which is why it's left out.


The spelling you provided is correct, there is just an error. (:


Is it not supposed to be that way? I assumed Navajo was an SOV. Also, this is unrelated, is your name in an Eskimo-Aleut language?


I assumed SOV too, but the word order in this sentence doesn't seem to follow that pattern (unless the translation hints are very inaccurate!). And yes, my name means "student" in Greenlandic. :)


Maybe Word order switches for questions versus in statements. C'est vs. Est-ce.


Three issues with this question: 1, Is it góó or goo? 2, in the previous lesson I learned "déyá", but here it's given as "deyá", and 3, is the sentence structure dependent on if the sentence is interrogative, or is it just free word order?


Is there any difference between Naat'áanii Nééz and Naat'áaniinééz, or is it just a choice of orthography?


If one doesn't have the right keys this is really difficult.


I agree! Without any explanation of pronunciation, alphabet, verb usage, etc., I am completely lost. I think this was released too early.


Thankfully there are some helpful videos on YouTube, as well as the SpeakNavajo apps 1-4 on the Apple App Store. So there is an available recourse. But the pronunciation this is a big deal since language is learned through sound more than spelling.


What does "Shiprock" have to do with anything?? When I was in Cub Scouts as an adult leader, my partner/leader spoke Navajo and was very tall, while I am short, and he called us Naat'aanii Neez and Naat'aanii yahzi(?), Big Chief and Little Chief. Maybe I am getting the two mixed up, or reversed.


Shiprock is a town on the Navajo Nation and has some important services such as a college, a health center, and a Chapter House. The English name of the town is named after a nearby geographic feature. In Navajo, the rock and the town have different names!


According to that article, the name does literally translate to "tall leader."


very cool tie-in!


Shiprock is a town. It's named after a nearby prominent geologic formation. I guess it's just something they picked to say in the beta.


Having the audio for each button would be nice or have audio for the sentence.


I am not seeing the difference between what I typed & what is supposedly correct - naat’áaniineez. Is the apostrophe different?


Naat’áanii Nééz is the name of a place. Hence, why it must be capitalized. Also, -góó is an enclitic referring to direction. It needs to be attached to a wordł it cannot be separate.


For pronunciation, check commoms.m.wikimedia.org. This gives the pronunciation of 455 Navajo words. After getting frustrated with the lack of pronouncing in Duo, I went to this site and practiced pronouncing until I felt confident enough to come back to Duo.


I will post another comment here. I am very much willing to help anyone that comes along my way. However, I need to see signs of willing commitment. I have offered to assist many only to have less than half hearted efforts. I have my YouTube channel (currently inactive due to severe lack of interest) and my previous experience as a Navajo Language tutor to offer assistance.


Is your YouTube active yet??


Where do I get a Navajo keyboard?


Here is a link for a Navajo keyboard. Please DO NOT use any other keyboards. They are inefficient and waste time.


If you need assistance please inquire me. I have been a user of this keyboard for nearly a decade.

Derek, the native speaker


You are so helpful. The site is great, but overwhelming in its bounty.


If you're on Android, Gboard has a Navajo layout


You can get a Navajo keyboard using Input Tools in the chrome browser (:


This course has a big problem with capital letters sometimes appearing in the answer, or not appearing when they should. I can't report it because there isn't really an option for it


Is there a way to hear the translation?


Not know how to put those signes i. The sentence.


I wish there were audio Thank you.


I am not confused...Iove this wonderful language, but I dont have the right ' `...so sorry therefore I cannot be very successful.


What ist the difference between diniya and deya?


Hello, I need help. I was wondering why it is deya and not diniya. Please send help I am confused. Thanks a bunch y'all.


déyá - I am going

díníyá - You are going

Shí 'éí k'ad Toohgóó déyá (I am going/headed to Shiprock now)

Niísh 'éí nimá bighangóó díníyá? (Are you going to your mother's house?)


Is there a difference between - Naatʼáanii Nééz góó déyá. and - naatʼáaniinééz góó déyá. ?


I got it right, why does it say its wrong?


shi Naát'áani Nééz góó déyá


Get this... my answer: Naat'áanii Nééz góó déyá And the say: Another correct solution: Naatʼáanii Nééz góó déyá.

I'm not seeing any difference. Is it because the apostrophe isn't the same?

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