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From: "Brian Charging Cloud"
Subject: lakota iyapi
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 16:54:19 -0600
Mitakuyepi (all my relatives)
Here is daily e-mail in Lakota
1. male speaker: joe emaciyapi na tanyan iyuha wanciyankapi yelo(my
name is joe and I am glad to see all of you)
e-ma-chee-ya-pi taN-yaN (nasal N) wa-cheeN-yan-ka-pi yelo
emaciyapi: my name is
tanyan: well (glad)
wanciyankapi: see all of you
yelo: male gender ending
2. female speaker: jean emaciyapi na tanyan iyuha wanciyankapi ye(my
name is jean and I am glad to see all of you)
3. ina waye kin (name) eciyapi na ate waye kin (name) eciyapi ye/yelo.
(name) tiospaye ematanhan ye/yelo.
(my mother's name is (name) and my father's name is (name of
father). I am from the (name of tiospaye)
ina waye: my Mother
ate waye: my Father
tiospaye: family name/originally blood relatives/today there are 12-14
active tiospaye on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
anpetu waste yuha po (have a good day)
Bryan Charging Cloud
Director, Lakota Language Institute