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@Download Epub õ Navajo Verb: A Grammar for Students and Scholars à The verb is the most important and the most complex part of Navajo grammar For the first time, students and scholars interested in the Navajo language have a book that presents the verb system in a step by step and thorough fashion By providing easy to follow descriptions with abundant examples, this book unravels the complexity of Navajo and reveals its expressivenessIn Navajo, numerous prefixes combine with verb roots to form single words that, in English translation, require a phrase or even a sentence to convey their meaning Therefore, verb stems and prefixes must be mastered piece by piece to understand the language This volume leads the reader carefully and systematically through the complexities of the Navajo verb system By doing so, the book makes Navajo accessible to all those interested in the American Indian language with the largest number of speakers in the United States This work is outstanding for the way in which the materials and rules are organized Dr Sally Midgette, coauthor of Analytical Lexicon of Navajo Be warned this is a challenging book to get through, as Faltz teaches you the basics of linguistics at the same time as he walks you through all the shifting and morphing pieces and parts of the many forms of the Navajo verb After having spent a few months working through some language textbooks and conversational classes, though, I really appreciate this book Rather than avoiding the verb grammar or throwing charts of morphemes at you, as many other books do, Faltz leads you step by step thr Be warned this is a challenging book to get through, as Faltz teaches you the basics of linguistics at the same time as he walks you through all the shifting and morphing pieces and parts of the many forms of the Navajo verb After having spent a few months working through some language textbooks and conversational classes, though, I really appreciate this book Rather than avoiding the verb grammar or throwing charts of morphemes at you, as many other books do, Faltz leads you step by step through the linguistic concepts needed to understand the grammar of the Navajo verb I ve always shied away from linguistics, but I find that I m enjoying this book.One improvement would be to space out the text , even adding some illustrations Almost 500 pages of closely set pages full of grammar in paragraph form and the occasional small chart can get a bit tiresome All in all, recommended for those who actually want to be able to read and understand the Navajo verb in its many faces