Youtube is a great resource for recording and teaching different languages, and is another way that social media is helping endangered or at-risk languages.
One of our favorite Native language youtubers at Spoken First is “Daybreakwarrior.” He posts tons of awesome Navajo language and culture videos. He likes to make the videos fun by showing how to speak Navajo in daily life and for different activities, posts songs with English and Navajo subtitles, and also posts tongue twisters and other fun language games. He hopes to show the versatility of the Navajo language. Here are some of our favorites:
This video shows how to build a snowman with instructions in Navajo:
This next video is a song about weight loss in Navajo, complete with both Navajo and English subtitles:
This video is Daybreakwarrior’s grandmother telling a joke in Navajo, again with Navajo and English subtitles:
And finally, a fun tongue twister in Navajo:
Be sure to subscribe to Daybreakwarrior’s channel and check out his other videos, and be on the look-out for new ones!