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"Good morning and thank you."

Translation:Yáʼátʼééh abiní dóó ahéheeʼ.

October 11, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dereknak12

I took extensive courses in Navajo and have learned from a professor of the language who happens to be my aunt. The correct spelling should be Yá'át'ééh 'abíní dóó 'ahxéhee'.

I am also a native speaker.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sionnach.Beag

That's interesting! But I try to keep in mind that Navajo speakers in New Mexico have a bit of a different dialect than you would hear from those in Arizona; example, my mother has never seen it spelled with an "x" and neither have I :0


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnnikaRoge

I have also taken a Navajo coarse. My teacger emphasized to us that Navajo bis a spoken language more so than a written. She said she wants proper apelling in her class, but wouldn't take away from alternate spelling. Both the x and without x can be proper spellings.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dereknak12

Well, I have done extensive coursework and did a lot of writing assignments.

I learned to spell from a great instructor who knows how to spell our language. (:


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/0-3
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This language is a little tricky for me. But I accept a challenge. :)


I: Yáʼ, GOOD MORNING brother, where are you átʼ?

Ééh? I think I am at a place called Abiní?

Abiní. That is not far, I'll pick you up. Do you want to watch Scooby dóó when we get home?

"A hé heeʼ … that show is funny. Sure. THANK YOU :)"

II: Doctor Hibberts laugh: "Ahéheeʼ" Thank you for the joke.


Yáʼ át ééh abiní dóó ahéhee.ʼ

ACCENTS: 3: ʼʼʼ 8: ''''''''

Yáʼátʼééh abiní dóó ahéheeʼ.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DebraAlexa7

Why is my response incorrect? My answer was Ya at eeh abini doo ahehee. Good morning and thank you. What's wrong.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SariahLily

While it will usually forgive lack of accents, you need the glottal stops. "Yá'át'ééh" is a single word, not three. If you can't do the accents, at least put "ya'at'eeh."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jesi50

I'm having the same problem. Still not fixed.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheBookKeeper06

What is abiní and when is it used?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SariahLily

"abiní" means "morning"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sherryoh7

My answer was typed exactly as the answer given as correct except that the accent symbols are not available to me to use.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hannah963904

This question needs a way to add accents when not on a phone.

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