New Lakota Dictionary

Published on June 13, 2011 by Amy

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New Lakota Dictionary
New Lakota Dictionary

The New Lakota Dictionary is the most modern and comprehensive volume of its kind to emerge in the last 75 years and serves as the benchmark for both the Lakota and Dakota languages in the 21st century. The volume is the result of 25-years of linguistic work with over 300 speakers from all the representative speech communities and the incorporation of all available Lakota and Dakota textual resources. The dictionary represents the language with complete historical and contemporary accuracy within the encompassing Northern Plains region including: Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska. This 20,000-word volume provides a reliable, accurate, and user-friendly reference text and serves as a central component of the revitalization movement. It is an indispensable resource for both advanced language users and beginning students of the language and has many innovative features including: — Over 40,000 example sentences, usage notes, and collocations; — A modern layout that makes it easy to find words and their usage; — More than 6,000 words that do not appear in any previous dictionary; — A standard orthography that adequately marks all meaningful sounds in the language; — All verbs entries include conjugation paradigms; — Special symbols that mark the 3,000 most important words; — Descriptions of word-stems and stem nests. — The volume forms the foundation for Lakota and Dakota languages and provides the basis upon which students, teachers, and community members move forward with confidence in restoring the living language. *** 2009 Bronze Medal Winner – Reference-IPPY ***

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About the Author

Lakota Language Consortium is the leading publisher of Lakota language materials. Jan F. Ullrich is the Linguistic Director of the Lakota language Consortium and has published numerous textbooks and other materials in the language.

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