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Holding On (Colorado High Country #6) —
The Colorado High Country series returns with Conrad and Kenzie's story.

A hero barely holding on…

Harrison Conrad returned to Scarlet Springs from Nepal, the sole survivor of a freak accident on Mt. Everest. Shattered and grieving for his friends, he vows never to climb again and retreats into a bottle of whiskey—until Kenzie Morgan shows up at his door with a tiny puppy asking for his help. He’s the last person in the world she should ask to foster this little furball. He’s barely capable of managing his own life right now, let alone caring for a helpless, adorable, fluffy puppy. But Conrad has always had a thing for Kenzie with her bright smile and sweet curves. One look into her pleading blue eyes, and he can’t say no.

The woman who won’t let him fall…

Kenzie Morgan’s life went to the dogs years ago. A successful search dog trainer and kennel owner, she gets her fill of adventure volunteering for the Rocky Mountain Search & Rescue Team. The only thing missing from her busy life is love. It’s not easy finding Mr. Right in a small mountain town, especially when she’s unwilling to date climbers. She long ago swore never again to fall for a guy who might one day leave her for a rock. When Conrad returns from a climbing trip haunted by the catastrophe that killed his best friend, Kenzie can see he’s hurting and wants to help. She just might have the perfect way to bring him back to the world of the living. But friendship quickly turns into something more—and now she’s risking her heart to heal his.

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Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Navajo 101



Kat sent me this video. And it encompasses all the Diné I know, as well as some things I didn’t know. And, clearly, I didn’t know much.

I just wanted to share it with you because it gives you a good idea of what Navajo sounds like. Despite all the time I’ve spent in Kayenta, Tuba City and on Black Mesa over the past 15 years, I picked up a total of two words.

By contrast, I’ve been on Lakota lands only a few times and can actually have little conversations. Lakota is easy compared to Diné in my humble opinion.

I love this and am really grateful to these guys for posting these videos. With practice, I might know a dozen words and phrases a year from now.

4 comments:

Diane W. said...

Wow, that was really interesting! I'm going to save the video since I homeschool my kiddos and we're going to be studying Native American tribes all next year. Starting with the Southwest tribes, so this will be perfect. I love finding things that help bring another culture to life for them in fun and different ways. And, maybe we can even pick up a word or two. Thanks!

Diane :)

Debbie H said...

That is really cool! I can see why you haven't learn a lot. It seems a bit hard to grasp.

It's a lot like trying to learn Scottish Gaelic. I know one phrase so far. The Scottish Gaelic needs to be on Rosetta Stone. They have Irish Gaelic,but not Scottish.

Thanks for sharing this. I love learning about different cultures.

Scorpio M. said...

Very neat. I am notoriously bad with languages so I envy all those multi-linguists.

I do remember Kat calling Gabe, "hasteen nizhoni." Her beautiful man. That stayed with me. :)

Hi, Diane — Wonderful that you're able to be home with your boys. There are so many resources for studying Indian culture. Let me know if I can help in any way!

Hi, Debbie — Yes, it's a tough language in part because it's not easy to hear all the little in-between sounds. Having it spelled out actually helps me a lot, but you don't get that out on the land where there's no electricity. :-)

Gaelic (all kinds) is truly a lovely language. I've puttered around with it, but I don't remember much. There's an online course called Beag ar Beag or something like that that's Scottish Gaelic.

Hi, Scorpio — Aw! So nice that some of it stayed with you. Yes, she loved that Gabe. :-)

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