Talk:chʼil ahwééh

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Please check[edit]

nv:WP has coffee as ahwééh rather than awhééh. Should one of these be fixed? 71.66.97.228 16:15, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

It should be ahwééh. The "hw" sound which is spelled "wh" in English is "hw" in Navajo. —Stephen 04:05, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

The illustrated dictionary has "hw." I've just configured my WinVNKey program to do the nasalized "a" and "e" but still need to figure out how to get the ’. Do you use the "Misc" below to get that character? It doesn't seem to be on my keyboard. 71.66.97.228 04:18, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

I suppose the spelling should be fixed at nv:WP, then. 71.66.97.228 04:18, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

I think there is a Firefox addon that allows you to add special characters that you want to use. The ʼ can be typed from your keypad if you know how. Its Unicode point is \u02bc. My laptop does not have a keypad, so I can’t experiment with "02bc" to find exactly how to get it, but there is a way. You can also enter either ʼ (& #x02BC; without spaces) or ʼ (& #700; without spaces). I type in Word (a word processor program), which automatically changes ' to ʼ as I type. —Stephen 04:42, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, I'm making my own codes in WinVNKey, which is customizable. The next ones I have to make are the ones that are nasalized AND accented. 71.66.97.228 04:42, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

Pre-existing term?[edit]

Since ahwééh is a term borrowed from "coffee," is there a pre-existing indigenous term for the traditional Navajo tea, which presumably predates the introduction of coffee to Navajo land? 71.66.97.228 17:51, 13 December 2010 (UTC)

Probably azeeʼ. —Stephen (Talk) 12:20, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

It makes sense; in the Western conception tea is simply a refreshing, stimulating beverage, whereas in the Navajo conception herbal teas were probably considered more as medicine. 71.66.97.228 20:43, 14 December 2010 (UTC)