Love–Magic and Butterfly People: The Slim Curly Version of the Ajiłee and Motheway Myths
Condition: Very Good. 172 pp., Paperback, text in English and Navajo.
Professor Irvy W. Goossen has succeeded in the formidable task of transcribing the text from Father Berard’s own phonetic Navajo alphabet. The method of writing which is used here is now generally accepted by scholars and is also being taught in Navajo schools. While by now Navajo orthography is mostly stabilized, variations in spelling do nevertheless occur, especially in the transcriptions of Navajo poetry. Words may vary considerably within a single vocalized prayer or song.