I'm white, can I learn Navajo?
I'm super interested in linguistics, it's a very huge special interest of mine (I'm autistic) but I just wanted to know, preferably from anyone who's part of the Navajo nation, if it's okay for me to learn navajo as a white person? I think it's really neat and works in an interesting way due to how much it relies on verbs which isn't something you see a whole lot, but I want to make sure it's okay for me to learn it first.
- nineteenthlyLv 74 weeks ago
There's no reason why anyone, of any ethnicity, shouldn't learn any language associated with any other ethnicity.
- RainLv 74 weeks ago
The skin color has no influence on the learning of a language.
- bluebellbkkLv 74 weeks ago
There is no law against it.
I daresay some outraged SJW will call you out for "cultural appropriation" but the best thing to do with people like that is ignore them.
- Chi girlLv 74 weeks ago
I'm white. Can I learn Navajo?
That depends on your foreign language aptitude.
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- Anonymous4 weeks ago
Ya'at'eeh ! It won't be easy but definitely rewarding.Source(s): Several friends of mine are Dine, including one who teaches it in schools.
- ZirpLv 74 weeks ago
If you find a teacher yes
However, if you never learned a foreign language to fluency yet, it is highly recommended to learn an easier language first.
- Crim LiarLv 74 weeks ago
No one is going to stop you, but they might question your motivation!