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Farmington Daily Times: Navajo language software hits the market

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Ya’at’eeh!  It is time to teach yourself & your kids your own language!  Here is the Language, my language, that saved WW2. Remember the Code Talkers!
Evans
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Navajo language software hits the market – — By Alysa Landry — The Daily Times

FARMINGTON — Rosetta Stone, creator of the renowned language learning software, on Tuesday released its Navajo version, the first large-scale language revitalization project for the dialect.

Navajo, traditionally an oral language, still is spoken by more than 100,000 people, making it the most common American Indian language north of Mexico.

Yet use and fluency among the younger generations is on a decline with about 50 percent of Navajo age 17 and younger unable to speak their native language at all, according to data from the 2000 U.S. Census.

The software is the result of thousands of hours of work and hundreds of volunteers who provided expertise, photos, audio recordings and cultural support to the project.  ——-View Full Story

Go here to see the Navajo Language demo!

http://launch.rosettastone.com/en/demo/rs3?language_code=NAV

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August 26, 2010 - Posted by | Native News, Updates | ,

2 Comments »

  1. Wow! This is really cool! The only thing I would have liked is knowing what each of the words mean in english as well! Maybe it does that in the full version?

    Comment by Ann Craig | August 26, 2010 | Reply

  2. I think with Rosetta Stone, the english translations are in the workbook.

    Comment by Evans Craig | August 26, 2010 | Reply


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