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From: "Brian Charging Cloud"
Subject: lakota iyapi
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2007 14:00:10 -0600
Mitakuyepi (all my relatives)
Here is daily e-mail in Lakota
1. male speaker: le anpetu kin lila tate yelo (it is very windy today)
female speaker: le anpetu kin lila tate ksto
le an-pe-tu kin (nasal n) lee-la Ta-te (guttural T)
2. male speaker: lila lowacin, nis? (I am very hungry, how about you?)
female speaker: lila lowacin, nis?
lee-la lo-wa-cheen, neesh?
lowacin: I am hungry
nis: you/how about you
3. male speaker: nicuwita hwo? (are you cold?) female speaker:
nicuwita: are you cold
anpetu waste yuha po (have a good day)
Bryan Charging Cloud
Director, Lakota Language Institute
Oglala Lakota College