Ch’iyáán (ch’yáán)

Your word for today is ch’iyáán, which is the Navajo word for food, and also groceries.

Are you a chef? Or a really good cook? You could say ch’iyáán ííł’íní to describe someone who makes food (as an occupation).

What do people who make food use to organize recipes? A cookbook, or ch’iyáán ííł’íní binaaltsoos (the one who makes food, his book).

In the recording, notice how the quality of the high tones are different. High tones aren’t a specific pitch, as long as they rise noticeably throughout.