Learning with Text in Navajo
Now that I’ve introduced everyone to Learning With Text, I thought I would provide a quick set-up tutorial in case you want to get started.
Go to http://www.fluentin3months.com/lwt/ and register a username and password.
Note: you can set this up another way, but this is the quickest.
If you want the program on your computer; go to http://lwt.sourceforge.net/#installwin for Windows or http://lwt.sourceforge.net/#installmac for Mac.
Log into Go to http://www.fluentin3months.com/lwt/ with your new username and password. You should come to a page that looks like this:
Click on My Languages.
Then click on New Language
You’ll see 12 fields.
Copy and paste the following text into those fields.
Language: Navajo (I put Diné Bizaad)
Dictionary 1 URI: http://www.lapahie.com/Glossary_Dine_English_A_Btfm.cfm#
Dictionary 2 URI: http://www.lapahie.com/Glossary_Dine_English_A_Btfm.cfm#
Google Translate URI: [leave empty]
Text Size: 150%
Character Substitutions: [leave empty]
RegExp Split Sentences: * (note: type in an asterisks)
Exceptions Split Sentences: [leave empty]
RegExp Word Characters: a-zA-ZÀ-ÖØ-öø-ȳáąą́éęę́íįį́óǫǫ́’’
Make each character a word: NO
Remove spaces: NO
Right-to-left script: NO
Click Save and you should come to a page like this:
Now you’re all set up.
Step 6: Start adding text and start reading.
From the drop-down Menu, select Texts.
Step 7: Click on New Text (at the top)
Step 8: From here, Copy and Paste, or type in, your text into the Text field. When you are done Click Save and Open
If you are really eager to start you can open another window, go to my RhinoSpike.com requests and copy and paste a Navajo story from there. There is more text available to read via Diné College Multimedia or UNM Digital Library, but you will have to type out everything.
Step 9: Enjoy. Let me know if you have any questions.