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’Aadę́ę́’ hoołtį́į́ł.

there-from 3s-rain.Prog

’Ahbínídą́ą́’ t’áadoo ’ííyą́ą́’góó biniinaa wónáásdóó dichin shi’niiłhį́.

morning-past neg 1-eat.P-GO.NEG 3-because soon hunger 1-3-kill.I

’Aoo’, shí dó’ t’áá ’ákwíinissin.

yes1 also just 1-think.so.NI
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No, I don’t think so (i.e. yes, I too hold that opinion of it).

’Ashkii yázhí bee’eldǫǫh yik’ee ’ádadeeznih.

boy little gun 3-on.account.of REFL-3-hurt.P
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The little boy hurt himself with the gun.

’Ałk’idą́ą́’ Diné bikéyah bikáa’gi łį́į́’ bichąą bíighahgo tł’oh deíl’áá ńt’éé’ jiní.

long.ago Navajo.land 3-upon-at horse 3-belly sufficient-GO Pl-3-extend.out.of.sight.SNP hearsay
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They say that long ago the grass in the Navajo country was as high as a horse’s belly.

-ba’

-ch’a

scold

-chá- or -chá

-gha

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-íyah

Asdzą́ą́ yázhí bichidí doondó’ ndi naalnish da.

woman little 3-car not.even but 3-work.P NEG
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The little woman’s car is not even working.

Ch’ééh jiyáán náánááshdą́ą́’.

watermelon again-1-eat.R
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I ate watermelon again.

ch’ínígóó

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everything possible without result, failure in spite of every effort, to no avail

Chidí k’adę́ę yichxǫǫh lágo naháłnii’.

car almost 3-fall-apart.I altered 3-1-buy.P
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I bought a car just as it was about to fall apart.

Da’ ’ałní’ní’ą́ąjį’ tł’óo’di nishínílnish?

Q noon-until outside-at 2-work.P

Da’ chidíísh bee hólǫ́ doodaii’ ni daats’í chidí nee hólǫ́?

Q car-Q 3-with 4-exist.NI or 2 maybe car 2-with 4-exist.NI

Da’ Ron saad nináánéíłkaah ya’?

Q Ron word 3-3-investigate.I Q

Ron’s investigating words again?

Da’ shééhonísin?

Q 1-2-know.NI
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Do you know me?

dajíí’aal

pl-3DO-4dpl-chew.it.P

Damóo yę́ędą́ą́’ dziłghą́ą́’dę́ę́’ shádí dóó ba’áłchíní bił ’adaashkai.

sunday past-time mountain top.of-from 1-elder.sister and 3-children 3-with downward-1-go.Pl.P
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Last Sunday I accompanied my older sister and her family down from the mountaintop.

Daniel hahgosh hidilníísh?

Daniel when-Q 3-start.work.I
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When does Daniel go to work?

deiłbéézh

pl-3DO-3dpl-boil.it.I

Dibé bighan báátis dah yiishte’.

sheep corral 3-over up 1-climb.P

Díí tsin ’ał’oh neel’ą́.

this stick RECIP-less.than 3-reach.NP

Doozhǫǫgo da’ííłta’ígíí t’éiyá yá’át’éehgo naanish bá dahólǫ́.

satisfactory pl-3-study.P-NOM only 3-good.N-GO work 3-for pl-3-exist.NI
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Only the people with a decent education have good jobs.

Gohwééh t’áá bizhání ’éí doodaii’ ’abe’ bgo daats’í nínízin?

coffee only TOP or milk 3-with-GO perhaps 3-2-want.NI

Haa nízahjį’ hanínáshyįh dooleeł t’áá ’ákwíí jį́?

how 3-long.N-up.to 1-rest.R FUT every day

haa yit’é (hait’é), haa yit’éego (hait’éego)

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how is it, what is its condition

Hastiin dóó ’at’ééd lá ha’át’íí ’áyiilaa?

man and girl Q what 3-3-make.P

What did the man and the girl make?

háádóó

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where from (specifically)

Háidíígíísh neidiyoołnih nínízin?

which.one-ÍGÍÍ-Q 3-3-buy.F 2-think.NI
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Which one is s/he going to buy?

Hiłiijį́į’go sha’áłchíní bił kįįh nááshkai.

evening-to-GO 1-children 3-with into.town 1-go.pl.P
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In the evening I went back into town with my children.

Jáan, nanilnishísh?

John 2-work.I-Q
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John, are you working?

KinŁánídi ’ííníshta’ ńt’éé’ ’áádóó t’áá ’ániidígo ’áadi náánísdzáá ńtéé’ ’ééhosisya’ lá.

Flagstaff-in 1-study.P past and.then just recently there-at 1-return.P past 1-get.hazy.P disc
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I was young I went to school in Flagstaff but I returned there recently to find that I’m so hazy about things that I barely recognize the place.

Mary ha’át’íí nayiisnii’?

Mary what 3-3-buy.P
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What did Mary buy?

Na’nízhoozhígóósh díníyá?

Gallup-to-Q 2-go.SP

Naashnéego jooł báátis yímááz.

1-play-go.CI ball over 3-roll.P
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As I was playing I rolled over the ball.

Nizhé’é ha’át’íísh nahideeshnih nízin.

2-father-Q what 3-1-buy.F 3-want.NI
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As for your father, what does he want to buy?

néishjį́į́h

R mode-1-become black, get sunburned.R

Shicheii bighangóó yishááł.

1-grandfather house-toward 1-go.Prog

Shicheii t’áá sáhí ’átsą́ą́’ ’ałtso yoolghal --- doochǫǫł ’át’éego ’ajilghał dooleeł!

1-grandpa just himself rib whole 3-chew.P ridiculous 3-be.NI-GO SER-3-ate.DI Future
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My grandfather ate the whole rib section by himself --- it’s absurd to eat like that!

Shizhé’é bitsą́ądi haashį́į́ yidzaago tł’óó’góó yik’ee naalyiish.

1-father 3-stomach-at something 3-happen.P-GO outside-toward 3-on.account.of 2-bend/stoop.CI

t’ah ńt’éé’

Tsxį́įłgo łees’áán ’ánílééh; nimásání nihaa níyá!

quickly tortilla 2-make.I 2-mat.grandma 1.pl-to 3-came.P

ya’

particle for tag questions

yiilbéézh

3DO-1dpl-boil.it.I

yishbéézh

3DO-1-boil.it.I

yiłbéézh

3DO-3-boil.it.I

Yóó’ ’anáháshyeed.

away SER-1-run.R
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I run away time after time.

Łééchąą’í ’ałch’į’ yiil’aad.

dog RECIP-toward 3-1du-sic.P
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We sicced the dogs on each other.