My Father – Navajo Language Lesson

My Father - Shizhéé

My Father – Shizhéé

My Father
My father is tall.
He is strong.He is brave.
He hunts and he rides and he sings.
He coaxes the corn and the squash plants to grow out of the sand-dry earth.

Shizhéé
Shizhéé nineez. ‘Ayóigo bidziil.
Dóó doo náldzid da.
Naalzheeh, dóó liinabigké dóó ni’t’a
Bizaadk’ehgo naada´a´ dóó na’na’aghízíbit’aa t’áá hóóltsaiigi hadahiniséh

My father has magic in his fingertips.
He can turn flat pieces of silver into things of beauty.
Sometimes I hide in the wide folds of my mother’s skirts and look out at my father.

Shizhé’é bila’ biláatahdóó ‘álíí hólo´.
‘Eí beesh ligaii táadoo le’é danizhóníyígíí ‘ádeile’.
Lahda shimá bitl’aakal bighi’ nínádísht’iihgo shizhé’e nesh’ii leh.

From:
Little Herder In Autumn
by Ann Clark
United States Department Of The Interior
Illustrated By Hoke Denetsosie

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Comments

  1. My mind is always by the Native Indians , and it is a pleasure ton my sideo know them but alsoto learn their language. I amtruly happy that I learn englisch so that I can speak to them.

    But Navajo language is to difficult for me I think??

    Love and greatings Gea van Wier,

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