Words from Initial Skills
In case this list of use, in the initial stages of acquisition. I myself depend on list and making notes to achieve things. And I thought others may benefit from this also.
|daʼ||you mean / does / is||Introduction|
|góó||are / is / I am||Introduction|
|haash yinilyé||What is your name?||Introduction|
|hágoóneeʼ||see you later||Introduction|
|náhásdlį́į́ʼ||are you going||Introduction|
|náhástéi||going / go / goes||Introduction|
|yáʼátʼééh abiní||good morning||Introduction|
|adáʼí||a maternal uncle||Family|
|ádí||an older sister||Family|
|ánaaí||an older brother||Family|
|atsilí||a younger brother||Family|
|bee||he / she / they (singular) / it||Family|
|hólǫ́||have / I have||Family|
|shi||my / I / me||Family|
|shí nalí asdzaan||My paternal grandmother||Family|
|shicheii||My maternal grandfather||Family|
|shimá yazhí||My aunt / My maternal aunt||Family|
|shimasaní||My maternal grandmother||Family|
|bił||with he/she/ they (singular) / it||Food|
|tązhii bitsįʼ||turkey meat||Food|
|yishą́||I eat / I am eating||Food|
disclaimer: I do not know Navajo. I am not on the Navajo team. I do not guarantee that these translations are exactly correct. However they are fairly close.
And here is a spread sheet of the words that may also be useful. Again, I do not guarantee its thoroughness nor completeness nor accuracy in any way, and also that the word list will be changing, in all sorts of ways and for all sorts of reasons. However, for my learning retention and recall, I rely heavily on lists such as this. And I thought it may be of use also for others, that also find creating resources such as this an asset to their language acquisition.
Okay, there some fatal errors (both spelling and definitions) in this list and one of the biggest is the enclitic -góó.
The enclitic -góó itself does not mean, "am, is, or are" -góó merely shows direction. For example, Toohgóó (or Naat’áanii Néézgóó) déyá. I am going to Shiprock. It is said as Shiprock-to-I-have started off on foot.
Another error is with náhásdlį́į́' which means, "has been restored, is back in existence." A common phrase this word is used in is the famous Navajo saying, "Hózhǫ́ náhásdlį́į́', hózhǫ́ náhásdlį́į́'", which translates roughly into English as "Beauty, harmony has been restored, is back in existence, has returned."
Please be careful. :)
Thank for this! It's great to have a list of all the words and their meanings. Are you planning to keep this updated as you go through the rest of the course? I'm planning to create a compilation of all the sentences in the course and their translations. Working on it at the moment and so far completed the first skill.