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Bought some books

April 7, 2011

I think I have come to the realization that anyone living off the reservation, especially myself, can’t make some headway in this language without purchasing books.  I would like to think that there is a way to keep studying without the books, however I am not without a few Spanish and Portuguese books of my own despite the numerous resources online. So I have purchased a few Navajo books.

I have purchased The Navajo Verb by Leonard Faltz, The Navajo Verb System by Robert Young and  Breakthrough Navajo by Alan Wilson.

I planned awhile back to purchase the verbs books. It is sometimes annoying to have to get to a computer to read Faltz’s book online. This way I can read anywhere and anytime. I also got one of the books for a cheaper price for its library binding, an option I previously didn’t know I had on Amazon.

I did check out Breakthrough Navajo from my local library a few weeks ago. While I had the book I developed a plan to purchase the book, rip the audio cassette onto my computer, then edit each audio phrase to be uploaded into my Anki program. This book is an asset to learning Navajo if you know how to use it in your study.

I can’t wait for the books to come in the mail!

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  1. Wm Annis permalink
    April 8, 2011 12:44 pm

    It would be interesting to know how contemporary speakers of Navajo feel about the language presented in “Breakthrough Navajo.” It was produced in 1969. I would expect some subtle shifts in idiom since then.

    Faltz should get some sort of award for that book of his. It’s such a huge help.

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