I’ve come across a relatively new Navajo site this week. It is a Navajo Word of The Day website. The site is just that, a Navajo word every day along with literal translations in English and a little more info. Nothing really extensive, but really useful.
What I really like is the ‘literal translation’. At least for me, I like to know what combinations of words makes up a specific word in Navajo. Knowing these literal translations help build my vocabulary.
I’ve contacted the creators of the site and they says that, “the site is meant to be an easy way of providing both a simple definition and also bits of cultural insight.” Cultural insight like differences in the usage of a particular Navajo word in New Mexico versus Arizona, for example Yas & Zas.
It would be awesome if there were a few seconds of audio to accompany each post to pronounce the word-of-the-day. The site is still pretty new so more perks could possibly in the works. But so far I am loving the layout, the info, and frequency.
You can visit the site at www.NavajoWOTD.com, they also have a twitter account @NavajoWOTD. I would personally suggest to follow regularly add the site to your RSS Feed and even add it your Anki deck for retention.