The Sing – Navajo Language Lesson

The Sing   - Navajo Language Lesson

 

THE SING

There is a new hogan built just for the Sing.

There are some shelters built just for the Sing, and at one side is the Cook Shade where all kinds of foods are cooking.

 

The Sing

There is a new hogan built just for the Sing.

There are some shelters built just for the Sing, and at one side is the Cook Shade where all kinds of foods are cooking.

It will be’a long time before the night sky bends down and the stars hang low and the supper fires of the camping people of the night.
Our wagon comes within the circles of supper, comes within the circle of fire 1ight, and I see all the People who have come to the Sing.

There are many People here. There are many horses here. There are many wagons here. There is one truck. It makes me happy to see all of the People walking around.

It makes me happy to see all the colors that there are in the skirts of the women, in the shirts of the men, and in the blankets, that all the People wear.

I can see the horses, all the horses. I can see a race horse that belongs to a man my uncle knows.

After the Sing is over, the men will race their horses.

My father will bet which horse will win.

And then perhaps he will win a a better concho belt than, the one he has in pawn to the Trader.

There is a new hogan built just for the Sing. There are some shelters built just for the Sing, and at one side is the Cook Shade where all kinds of foods are cooking.

The smell of food makes me happy,.

I think it is good to be happy when food is near.

 


 

Source : “Little Herder in the Winter” by Ann Clark 1940
Illustrated by:

Hoke Denetsosie
Linguistics by:
John P. Harrington
Robert W. Young

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