Haha, I'm inclined to agree with you, księżycowy. So far Lakhota seems pretty awesome. This might sound odd but so far I really like the way it's written. The letter combinations look nice together. They have some funky accents over letters. I love the little ŋ thing they have! It's just such a beautiful shape. XD That typography class really changed how I look at type/words/letters now. :pWAŊCI
-Learned a bit about the pronunciation of Lakota and the alphabet.
-The first chapter of my book is a short introduction type thing so instead of talking or quoting from the book I'll share this semi-related video.
I found it while looking for Lakota resources on youtube.ŊUPA
"At the center of the old Sioux society was the tiyospaye, the extended family group, the basic hunting band, which included grandparents, uncles, aunts, in-laws, and cousins." -Lakota Woman page 13.
In this chapter, Mary brave Bird talks about how many children growing up now on the reservations don't have a father, don't have the kind of extended family system that Sioux society once had. She herself talks about how she grew up without a father and was raised by her grandparents. But she also talks about how some Indian traditions and habits still survived, like how her Grandmother, even though she became a catholic, was still very much Indian in a lot of the things she did, or how many people still called on the medicine man or old traditions when someone was sick.
---Learning Lakota Lesson 2---
-Adjs go after the noun, nouns are not modified.
-The definite article kiŋ
(the) also goes after the noun, and after the adj if there's an adj in the sentence.
is placed between the noun and adj. the adj means "it is adj."
The eagle is white - Waŋblí kiŋ ská
The strange boy - Hokšíla tókeca kiŋ
The boy is strange - Hokšíla kiŋ tókeca
The small girl - Wicíŋcala cíkala kiŋ
The black book - Wówapi sápa kiŋ
Wicáša kiŋ táŋka - The man is big
Wíŋyaŋ zizípela kiŋ - The thin woman
Šúŋka kiŋ šapa - The dog is dirty
Kóla tókeca kiŋ - The strange friendI already checked my answers on the UL thread and got all of these right : D
My own sentences:
Šuŋka cíkala kiŋ šápa. Šuŋka nitȟáwa kiŋ šápa. Šuŋka mitȟáwa kiŋ táŋka. Šuŋka táŋka ská kiŋ.
The small dog is dirty. Your dog is dirty. My dog is big. The big white dog.