https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SoniaRobin5

WILL THE NAVAJO LANGUAGE ADD VOICE(S)?

Hi! Will Men & Women's voices be added for the Navajo language so that we can learn how to pronounce and speak the words, numbers, colors, directions, family, things, etc. correctly? I want to learn how to pronounce correctly!

Will more also be added on to learn even more Navajo Dine Bizaad language?

Ahehee'

August 21, 2019

7 Comments


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

I don't know when this would occur, both Navajo and Hawaiian were released for Indegenous People Day yet the latter has received upgrades since then.

August 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SoniaRobin5

Hi Mazsola, I didnt know that but thank you for letting me know. Do you know what day the NAVAJO language was released, and was it this year? I really wish they did have or will get speakers for it so that me and others studying the Navajo language can learn how to pronounce the words correctly. Do you know of any other sites online that also teach the Navajo Dine Bizaad language?

P.S. Will you become one of my Duolingo friends?

August 25, 2019

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

Indigenous People's Day is on October 14, this year. For 2018 (when the languages were added) it was on October 8.

I'm hoping they add spoken lessons (both speaking and listening). Guess we'll have to sit tight.

There's several other sites that have Dine Bizaad, but it's primarily text based. A quick DuckDuck Go comes up with:

September 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-Gargoyle-

I love the fact that Navajo has been added to DL!

I am very interested in learning (at least) the basics of Navajo. But I do find it hard to figure out how the written words would sound (or should be pronounced). I will postpone learning Navajo until Navajo is out of Bèta and/or until I have a better grasp of what it (and I) should sound like.

PS Working without a (lightbulb) explanation is somewhat challenging as well. The trial and error runs are a little puzzling... :-)

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RowanCampb4

To be honest, it feels like they pushed Navajo out as quickly as possible for Indigenous People's Day. I'm not sure how much effort was put into it.

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SoniaRobin5

Yes that's what it seems like. I hope they add more to it and also add Men & Women speaking the Dine Bizaad language.

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Words50000

That’s so unfortunate though. It was such a good opportunity to prevent the death of the Navajo language.

September 10, 2019
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