uh hyeh heh

Our Navajo word for today is Thank You.

It’s good to point out that the Navajo ‘h’ sound is a lot more exasperated when followed by a short (and a short high tone) ‘e’. The second ‘h’ is less pronounced, or more in line with normal English usage.

Here are a few examples that are useful for understanding expressions of thanks:

Baa ahééh nisin, díidí. (About it I feel grateful, this here.)

Bimá sání dóó bicheii ahéhee’ bidiní. (His grandma and his grandpa, thank you, you tell them.)

Ahéhee’ shikéí dóó shidine’é… (Thank you my friends/family and my people…) [in gatherings].