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From: "Brian Charging Cloud"
Subject: lakota iyapi
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2007 16:44:28 -0700
Mitakuyepi (all my relatives)
Here is daily e-mail in Lakota
1. htayetu kin Mahpiya Luta na Taopi Cik'ala Owayawa kin tap skata
akiciyapi kte lo/ksto.
(Red Cloud and Little Wound School will be playing
basketball this evening)
H-ta-ye-too(guttural H) ma-H-pee-ya(guttural H)
Ta-opi(guttural T) cheek'-ala, ta-(b) sh-ka-ta-pee
Luta: red (luta used with names/places) (sa with colors)
Taopi Cikala: little wound
Tapskata: play ball (basketball)
Kte: will lo/ksto: male and female gender ending
2. kapopapi na aguyapi skuyela wiyopeyapi kta nacece yelo/ksto (maybe
they will sell pop and cookies)
ka-Po-pa-pee(guttural P) a-Goo-ya-pee(guttural G) na-che-che
aguyapi skuyela: cookies/cake/doughnuts
nacece: perhaps/maybe yelo/ksto: male and female gender ending
3. oyate kin maka owanca wawang upi kte lo/ksto (people (fans) will
come from all over (rez) to watch)
o-waN-cha(nasal N) ma-Ka(guttural K) upi: oo-pee
maka owanca: from all over
wawang: to see
kte: will lo/ksto: male and female gender ending
Question from last week: how many guttural sounds in Lakota Language?
Answer: guttural letters G,H,K,P and T.
Anpetu waste yuha po (have a good day)
Bryan Charging Cloud
Director, Lakota Language Institute