Tł’éé’honaa’éí

I was once told this word meant: the one carried at night. This is a Navajo word for ‘moon.’

There are two common Navajo words for moon, but tł’éé’honaa’éí is the one most commonly mispronounced.

See, in Navajo, if small details aren’t strictly observed (i.e. tł’éé’honaa’éí -> tłeehonaa’éí, as is commonly mistaken) you risk being remembered as foul-mouthed. The latter example just made the conversation somewhat sexual, and thereby inappropriate in most circumstances.

I won’t tell you what it means exactly, because that would warrant an entirely new Word of the Day 😉

As always, have a great Saturday!