Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Everyday Phrases in Lakota

Here are some everyday phrases in Lakota.  It's wonderfully done because you can see a lot of patterns, and a few exceptions.  The masculine phrases tend to have -o and the feminine ones -e.  Some of the verbs and pronouns repeat, so that looking at the different phrases, it's possible to hack out which is which even without being told.

And now, of course, I'm wondering which set a two-spirit would use.

Anyway, speak your heritage language.  It's good for your brain and your culture.  Also it drives the racists bugfuck.
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