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Lesson 3

Dakoteyah Wogdaka!
Talk Dakota!

Lesson 3

Kinship, Phrases, Thank You

Dakota Tiyospaye (Dakota Kinship)
Unc'i (grandmother)
Ukana (grandfather)
Ina (mother)
Ate (father)
Mic'inks'i (son)
Mic'uns'ki (daughter)
Tons'ka (nephew)
Toz'an (niece)
Deks'i (uncle) (*if father’s brother–Ate)
Tonwin (auntie) (*if mother’s sister–Ina)

For males:

Tanke (older sister)
Tans'ki (younger sister)
C'inye (older brother)
(mi) Sunka (nah) (younger brother)
Tahans'i (male cousin)
Hankas'i (female cousin)

For females:

C'unwe (older sister)
(mi) Tanka (nan) (younger sister)
Timdo (older brother)
(mi) Sunka (nah) (younger brother)
C'es'i (male cousin)
Ic'epans'i (female cousin)

Sentences

Toked ya un he? (How are you?)
Was'te waun. (I am fine.)
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Toked enic'iyapi? (What is your name?)
LaVena emac'iyapi. (My name is LaVena.)
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Tokiya da he? (Where are you going?)
Wahyawa bda. (I am going to school.)
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Wac'ipi bda wac'i. (I want to go to the powwow.)
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Toked iyayab he? (Where did they go?)
Mazope ta ib. (They went to the store.)
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Toked ate iyaya he? (Where did father go?)
Toked ina iyaya he? (Where did mother go?)
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De mitawa. (That is mine.)
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Omakate. (I am warm.)
Macuwita. (I am cold.)
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Ake ya ukta he? (Are you coming again?)
Hau, toks'a hihana waukte. (Yes, I will come tomorrow.)
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Hiyu wo. (Come with me.)
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Tipi hed temaya eya. (He went into the house.)
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Wopida Thank You

Mitakuye pidamaya
De yuonihan
Yuhapi c'ante was'te
Wopida unkenic'eyapi

Thank you, all my relatives
For this honor
With a good heart
We thank you


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The Native American Community Board (NACB) works to protect the health and human rights of Indigenous Peoples pertinent to our communities through cultural preservation, education, coalition building, community organizing, reproductive justice, environmental justice, and natural resource protection while working toward safe communities for women and children at the local, national, and international level.

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