"I am going to Shiprock."
Translation:Naatʼáanii Nééz góó déyá.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Does anyone know why the last syllable of "naat'áaniinééz" switched to a low tone in this sentence?
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
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?
What are the grammatical differences between these two different ways to say you or I? I am getting confused.
Okay, I give up in this. With no explanations, tepid hints, and sentence structure that is too complex and not explained, it's just too frustrating as a beginner. Even tbe phrase for Shiprock is like 40 characters witb over half of them accented. Can't we start with some simple vocabulary? Or is this entire lesson just a marketing ploy for whetever Shiprock is?