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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SharonShee6

Navajo lessons with audio?

Hello, I thought the Navajo lessons began with audio, but there hasn't been any audio recently in the first food and animals lessons. Do we get audio eventually? It seems pointless to learn it without learning how to speak it. It is not a dead language.

March 7, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Steve86340

Yá'át'ééh! There is some audio, but not much, it's still in the Beta stage. I've also been watching pronunciation videos on YouTube, they've been quite helpful. It's mostly written phonetically, as long as you know how to pronounce it, and have a good ear for vowel pitch/length.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SharonShee6

Thank you, I didn’t think about the wonders of YouTube. My pronunciation leaves a lot to be desired.


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

I'm gonna give one lingot away to something so I can have an even number of lingots


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

I agree. I was very disappointed that there was only audio on the first two lessons. It is such a beautiful language. It's like Vietnamese, you can't learn it without hearing it. And if you don't pronounce it well, it can even be another word! Check here, well explained, good help : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxO7lCvOhlU&t=379s


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

yeah, i hope they add pronunciation to the navajo course soon. if you type english-navajo dictionary into your search engine, you can type all the words into it and someone pronounces it for you, so you know how. quicker than youtube!

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