Navaho Houses, pages 469-518 eBook

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naqokosdje ni s[)i]’skla—­within the small corner in the north.

qonicpa[ng]gi—­means something like sacred path, or direction.
  Naspas is the name applied to a circle.  During a ceremony persons
  entering a hut must pass in to the left of the fire; to leave the hut
  they pass out on the north side of the fire.

iyai’yi—­under half; the center of the hut.

ko’[ng]nike—­fireplace; probably derived from ko[ng], fire; ni’,
  land; and ke, track or footprint; ke also means land.

qon[)i]cqa’—­meaning unknown; it is applied to the space between the
  fire and the entrance.

dj[)i]c b[)i]naskla—­mask corner or recess.

tci[ng][)e]cin—­the entrance.  See explanation above.

kloce—­without; the area in front of the entrance outside of the hut.

qo[.g]an b[)i]nece—­outside of the hut.

  Yeb[)i]tcai house nomenclature[2]

iyacahaskuni—­or caskuni, the Yeb[)i]tcai house; probably derived
  from iya, under; and cahaskuni, a detached, smooth-sided, flat-top
  mountain.  This structure is also called—­

ci[ng]b[)i]tsaci qo[.g]an—­four-legged house.

 1. tci[ng][)e]cince naai, }
        tci[ng][)e]cin b[)i]n[)i]n[)i]’li—­ }
 2. tci[ng][)e]cin s[)i]lai—­ }
 3. tci[ng][)e]cin s[)i]lai nanaai, }
        or cas[)i]c[)a]’ni—­ } As in the regular
 4. tci[ng][)e]cin bikace nanaai—­ } hogan.
 5. tci[ng][)e]cin bo[.g]ance nan[)i]joji—­ }
 6. tci[ng][)e]cin biyace b[)i]n[)i]joji—­ }
 7. qaa’adje nanaai—­east horizontal timber.
    cacaadje nanaai—­south horizontal timber.
    i[ng]i[ng]adje nanaai—­west horizontal timber.
 8. naqokosdje nanaai—­north horizontal timber.
    qaa’adje iai (1)[3]—­east post. }
    cacaadje iai (2)—­south post. } These posts are further
    i[ng]i[ng]adje iai (3)—­west post. } distinguished as follows: 
 9. naqokosdje iai (4)—­north post. }
    cacaa qaa’adje iai (1).
    cacaa i[ng]i[ng]adje iai (2).
    naqokos i[ng]i[ng]adje iai (3).
    naqokos qaa’dje iai (4).
10. biyace b[)i]n[)i]joji—­the walls; also distinguished as north,
        south, east, and west walls.
11. bo[.g]ance nanijoji—­uppermost roof; the main roof.
12. tci[ng][)e]cin—­doorway.
13. tc[)i]legi—­smoke-hole.
14. tc[)i]legi nanaai—­smoke-hole timber.  The same term is applied to
      the timber marked 7 in the figure.

    [Footnote 2:  The figures refer to the interior view shown in figure

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