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Diné Bizaad Bináhoo'aah : Rediscovering the Navajo Language: An Introduction to the Navajo Language,9781893354739

Diné Bizaad Bináhoo'aah : Rediscovering the Navajo Language: An Introduction to the Navajo Language

Edition: Bilingual
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 8/1/2008
Publisher(s): Salina Bookshelf


This 448-page textbook provides a verb-based introduction to the Navajo language for college and secondary students. It is the first Navajo Language textbook written by a Navajo academic. The book is organized into 30 chapters that provide clear explanations of vocabulary and grammar and provide students with a solid foundation for building communication skills.

Table of Contents

The Navajo Alphabet and the Navajo Sound Systemp. 1
The Navajo Sound System and Navajo Literacyp. 16
Navajo Verbsp. 26
Simple Navajo Sentence Constructionp. 36
My Immediate Familyp. 46
My Extended Familyp. 60
Clan Relationshipsp. 69
Around the Homep. 79
Clothingp. 94
Our Body and Care of Itp. 115
Cooking and Eatingp. 130
Formal Educationp. 150
Playp. 164
Work and the Work Placep. 173
Navajo Verbs: Future and Perfective Modesp. 191
Numbers, Money, Purchasing, and Countingp. 207
Telling Timep. 222
Navajo Reservationp. 233
Weatherp. 243
Travelingp. 255
Navajo Teachingsp. 266
The Cornfield and Working the Cornfieldp. 277
Water and the Care of Waterp. 288
Navajo Livestockp. 303
Names of the Months and Their Storyp. 319
Handling Verbsp. 331
Eating Verbsp. 344
Textures, Shapes, Colors, and Sound Effectsp. 365
Navajo Nation Governmentp. 379
A Simple Comparison of the Eight Navajo-U.S. Treatiesp. 393
U.S. Treaties with Indian Nationsp. 393
Navajo-English Glossaryp. 408
English-Navajo Glossaryp. 416
Definitions of Common Termsp. 424
Indexp. 426
Creditsp. 429
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