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  5. "Shimá hólǫ́."

"Shimá hólǫ́."

Translation:I have a mother.

October 11, 2018



Construction here both intriguing and confusing. Learner notes sorely needed.


"Shimá" can broken down into "Shi" and "Má" - "Shi" means "I/My" and Má is just "Mother" in general, so "Shimá" is literally "My mother" (I think. This is just from what I've learnt so far and making an educated guess).

"Hólǫ́" means "Have" so "Shimá hólǫ́" literally translated would be "My mother have" which properly translated would be "I have a mother." Hope that helps.


Why does the audio won't come out? Is it just because my phone that lags or Duolingo still doesn't have the audio output for the texts in Navajo?


Yá'át'ééh awanmax! While waiting for the audio, I found this link: https://navajowotd.com/word/likan/ Hope that helps!


Shima seems to have more definitions in this exercise than the Intro section. May want to standardize it.

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