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Useful for learning nouns in a visual way
on September 10, 2010
As one of the other reviewers indicates, I at first thought this book would be mostly useless -- translations for sea creatures and English fighter planes don't seem to be of much use in rural Navajoland. However, I find this very useful as a complement to other dictionaries, and it's also the most engaging for children to page through.
While a standard set of words means that some that don't apply to Navajo lives, the English and Navajo indexes in the back are great, and make it easy to look up a majority of the object nouns that you might need in learning Navajo.
Also, one greatly needed improvement for the index would be to add a phonetic pronunciation guide for the Navajo words -- oddly, there are phonetic guides to English in the back, but not to Navajo!