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Navajo Keyboard

I am learning Navajo on the mobile app and wondering what keyboard or language to add to my phone to have the different characters available to write words out that have the different accents on the letters?

November 24, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jean-Marie226673

Hi, I learn Navajo on an iPad and I installed a Diné bizaad keyboard from the app store. Very easy to install and to switch back and forth between my regular french keyboard the navajo one during the lessons. It is called Navajo Keyboard App and cost 1,09€ (approximatly 1$ I guess). Thanks to the developer, btw :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jan785211

I did the same with Navajo keyboard app by Jerome Tsosie. Worked fine to start but now jumping back to English when I use y or b. Frustrating!


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

There is probably a Navajo keyboard available in the app store and almost certainly one on the web, for free. You can get all sorts of keyboards. If you are doing multiple languages, I'd recommend Eng International and/ or Canadian Multilingual Standard - they both have easy ways of doing a lot of the accents, letters and other marks that the standard US keyboard doesn't have. Also, just as an aside, the Oxford Picture Dictionary series has (or used to have) an English/Navajo picture dictionary. While it's intended to help with learning English, it could be used the other direction as well. There are a couple of other picture dictionaries available on Amazon right now.


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    That sounds good! I actually have a Mandarin and Hebrew picture dictionary. Didn't know there was one for Navajo!


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

    Not sure if the Oxford one is still in print.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Katya0133

    It is! I bought it a few years ago. I don't know if I'm allowed to include outside links in forum posts, but if you search ISBN 9780194343626, you can find it on Amazon and elsewhere.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rabun7

    That would be very helpful thanks.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rabun7

    Thanks for the comments. I was having trouble getting it to accept answers when words would have different accents not on the standard English keyboard. Will definitely look into the suggests.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanielVanD18

    There are quite a few bugs, so report as many wrong things as you can, to make it better. Have fun with Navajo!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanielVanD18

    There are no different characters, are there? I did it a few months ago, and it was normal letters. AFAIK, there is no keyboard for it anyway.

    You won’t learn much on Duo for Navajo, because it is a short tree, so I suggest doing other sources until this course is updated.


    [deactivated user]

      Actually, I think the big O is on your Google keyboard with an accent on top. Haven't done Navajo for some time, so can't remember which way the symbol goes! Not quite the same maybe....
      Then there are all those apostrophes to contend with...time consuming...But no special keyboard needed. Must get back to Navajo at sometime! Enjoy! :)


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanielVanD18

      Same problem, did it, quit, can’t get back to it. :)

      I think the apostrophes are time consuming, but still....


      [deactivated user]

        Yes..."yawn" ..must get back to it someday! But those apostrophes....


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanielVanD18

        Well... learning a language is time consuming, so writing is also time consuming, and all you need to do is click apostrophe, or on a digital keyboard, get the thing where if you swipe down on K it gets an apostrophe.

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