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Please note some phrases space written phonetically, while others space written as discovered in Lakota books.
Also, others may speak or spell a native differently; that is just fine. ~ all, we room all learning together!Anpetu Wakan = Sunday (Day of spiritual Energy)Anpetu Tokahe = Monday / the first dayAnpetu Nunpa = Tuesday / the second dayAnpetu Yamni = Wednesday / the 3rd dayAnpetu Topa = Thursday / the 4th dayAnpetu Zoptan = Friday / the fifth dayOwankayuzhazhapi = Saturday (Day to Wash)Haw (how) = HelloHaw Kola (how kola) = Hello masculine friendHaw Mushkay (how moosh kay) = Hello female friendTraditionally, in maintaining with suitable etiquette, the woman waited for the masculine to say "haw" first.Waziyata = NorthWioheumpata = EastItokaga = SouthWiyokpiyata = WestPilamaya (pee la ma ya) = thank you! Doe ksh kay ya oun hey? = how are you?Waste (wash tay) = Good! huh =YesHee ya = NoSlol wa yea shnee = ns don"t recognize Atanikili (ah tah nee vital lee) = You room awesome!Wana woe gla ka yo/yea =You have the right to talk now. Woe gla ka yo/yea = speak Wana = now solution to: Na salary you gxa ta yea/yo = Raise your hand. Dokesha ay cha moo ktay = I’ll carry out it (later) or In a minute/at a later on time, etc. However it will obtain done. (This deserve to be a response to any kind of task or questioning command the phrases us have had in the previous i.e. Brush your teeth, walk to bed, I need some help, etc.) Na pay you gxa ta yea/yo = Raise her hand five ma vital ya na/yo = PleaseHey choon sh nee yea/yo = Don’t carry out that! (Male/Female end = yea = female, yo = male) Ee na hx nee yo/yea = Hurry! Wa sh ka ta wa cheen = I want to play. Sh ka ta yea = You can play now. Wana sh ka ta yea = You have the right to play now. Place he huh nee keyn oh snee = It’s cold this morningOh ma kxa txay ja = brand-new YearWee chaxk pee he what nee = Morning StarIn our Lakota Life books, the Morning Star signifies brand-new beginings.Wah nee an essential yea txa um salary due = This means Jesus’ date of birth or Christmas.Wopila kaniyeyapi (Wo to pee la kah nee yea ya pee)=Happy ThanksgivingKey kta yo/yea! = wake up!Pay = female endingPo = male endingWacantoognaka (Wah chan tay ogna kay) = Generosity/Generous with the HeartAkicita (ah kee chee tah) = Veteran/Warrior/SoldierWakan Takan kici un = may the Crator/Grandfather/Great Spirit/God bless you.Cante garbage nape ciyuzapo (Chan tay washday nay pay chee friend za poe) = ns greet friend from my heart.Lay that hun nee crucial wash tay! = This morning is good!Woounspe-Woh oun spay = lesson/teacher-something you find out fromWah oun shpay us cha key ya = permitting or letting them learn (school).Blue gxoe cha ah snee wa key yea. = i am exhausted so i am resting.St. Joe"s wah chee to pee ake tah blay. = i am going come St. Joe"s Pow Wow.wacipi (wah chee pee) =dance/pow wow.Wana me glue sh tun cha e BLA blay of Wa key he hay? = can I go now as ns am finished. (The implied meaning is for eating, examining or noþeles one is doing.)Wah ye wah ee tan chan (Wayawa Itancan) = college student LeadersOun she la yea = have compassion ~ above me. (female speaking)Oun she la yo = have compassion ~ above me. (male speaking)Tan (dan-"t" is soft "d") yan yahee ya (lo-ending for male; yea-ending because that female) = Welcome, ns am glad to see you.(Your name) Ee ma chee ya urine ya face=(lo-male ending; yea-female ending) = My name is Txan kal blah wah cheen = I should go outside (bathroom).Bathroom is implied since of previous use of outhouses.Lol wah cheen = ns am hungry.Mnee wah cheen = ns am thirsty. Ma Lakota = i am LakotaDa Makota = ns am Dakota. St. Joe"s ayk ta blay = ns am going to St. Joe"s. Gna yan na aynsh (spelled nains) cham han ska?! = trick or Candy?! O ma vital yo = help me (implied as please; male speaking)O ma crucial ya nah = you re welcome (meaning softened for female) Ah crucial chee ta-keyn-we cha you five nee huh pay. = respect the veterans.Broken down: "ah key chee ta" is words for "veterans;" "keyn" equals "the;" "we cha you five nee what pay" is "honor them" in plural form.Dacoo oun ktay hey? = What room we going to eat?wa glay kshoun na taspan opemnipi wag moo zee! = Turkey and also pumpkin pie!Note: wa glay kshoun (turkey) na (and) taspan openmipi wag moo zee (pumpkin pie)Ah kay wan chee keyn ktay = the was good to see you again! (female speaking)Ah kay wan chee keyn ktay short = it was good to view you again! (male speaking) Wah zee ya! = Santa!Wah zee ya wana ou! = Santa is coming!!Doe an essential ya put hey? = Where space you going?Wah gnee ktya! = i am walking home!Phonetic spelling: Txay what wan chee youn kay shnee = i did not check out you because that a lengthy time!!Written spelling may be: dare hu wan ci yun ke sni.Ina ji (yea) = female speakingIna je (yo) = masculine speakingMeans one of two people "to stop" or "the motion to was standing up"Phonetic spelling: ee nah zhee (yea) or (yo)Oh snee. = it is cold.Lila oh snee! (leela oh snee)= that is very cold!Come here! masculine speaking to one human = He friend woe.Male speak to 2 or more = He you poe.Female speaking to one human being = He friend way.Female speak to 2 or an ext = He friend pee. Wa nee yea early ne doe na hey? = How many winters are you? (How old space you?) Chuntay skoo ya = SweetheartLila waste chi lake (lee la wash tay chee la kay) = ns really choose you, an extremely much!Lay that hun nee key lee la washtay. = This morning is good. (Good morning)Leela ampaytu to crawl washtay. = now is a an excellent day!Chewy ta. = He/she is cold.Nee chewy ta. = You space cold.Ma chew ta. = i am cold! that k pa sha sha yo. = Brush her teeth. (male speaking)He k pa sha sha yea. = Brush your teeth. (female speaking)Due method nee shnee. = over there is nobody around. Cheek se ya. = i remember you!Ee glue zha zha yo. = I desire you to wash up. (Male)Ee glue zha zha pee. = I desire you to to wash up. (Female)Me adhesive zha zha ktay. = ns am walk to wash up. (Either) Dacoo ya cheen hey? = What do you want?Ah amount pee (milk) ay dun ma kou way. = provide me part milk.Remember Please: masculine - five mak key yo; woman - oh mak key ya nah Kee nee un salary due. = Easter. I yo monk pi sni (Ee yo monk urine shnee). = i feel bad.I yo monk pi. = ns am happy.Use as response to: Doe ksh kay ya oun hey? = just how are you? oh ya hey he! = You have the right to do it!Oh wa vital he! = I can do it!Oh crucial heeb! = They deserve to do it!Hunta yo = acquire out the the way; something"s coming (male).Hunta yea = gain out of the way; something"s coming (female). Wa chay crucial ya yea. = I desire you to pray.Wana wa chay oun key ya ktay. = We space going to pray now.Wakan Tanka = Creator/Great SpiritLakxol sorrow glag oun spay me tch chee yea cha wa glue sha na huh duh five ma crucial ya yea (female) yo (male). = I"m learning exactly how to speak Lakota, therefore if ns mispronounce, please aid me.Txay what wan chee youn kay shnee! = i did not watch you because that a long time!!Ee yo monk pee. = ns am happy.Ee yo monk pee shnee. = i am not happy.Oh lou lou tah! = the is stifling warm (no breeze)!Wah oun chee! = You and also I space dancing!Doe kay sh kay lay ay cha moo ktay hey? = exactly how do I do this?Heen akeeya = laugh na GXee five wa key tay. = i am searching for my spirit.Txun blays ya huh, txoe kata an essential ya, ma wah nee. = i am walking toward the future making good and sober decisions.Lee la friend pea ya nee glue zay. = You dress well today. (Used together compliment after ~ the greeting "Hau.")Nee coo zha hey? = are you sick?Na da ma y azan. = my head hurts. (words to change head: he= tooth; tay zee = stomach)Wa chay key ya yea. = I desire you to pray.Woe ksue yea. = In storage of those who passed away & psychic the living veterans. Pilaymaya = give thanks to you! (A post from our first-graders!) Hoke she la hay cha = the is a boy!We cheen ja la hey cha = the is a girl! "Wa cheen txan e tch ya yo." = This is from the Lakota value of the northerly direction, and also in this case, it way to have actually patience.Wa chuntay oh gna kay = Generosity/Generous with your heart.E wang oh ma nee (yo/yea) = Be cautious when girlfriend travel. early wah he hey? = that arrived?Me da coo yea pee. = official greeting with great manners. Lay he huh nee keyn oh snee. = it is cold this morning! E sorrow blue wan ou yea (low/lay) = A blizzard is coming! (low - male ending; place - female ending) Doka hwo? = What"s up? (Note: very informal greeting; hwo is one elder masculine ending, so just use if you want to be thought about an elder male!)Wah oun hey? = Did the snow? Enila = it is in quiet!! Hunta yea/yo = acquire out that the way. (yea = woman ending; yo = masculine ending) Hoe gxan oun you da pee ktay. = We room going come eat fish.Ah snee wa keyn ktay. = i am going to rest.Ah snee vital ya po/pay. = all of you acquire some rest.(po = male ending; salary = mrs ending)Key kta yo/yea! = wake up up!Key kta po/pay! = every one of you wake up up!(yo/po are to be supplied as ending by males; yea/pay space female ending.)Hey choon sh nee yea/yo. = Don"t do that!Maza sh kxan sh kxan doenakja hey? = What time is it? (Note: native Americans did no live through a clock; instead, they lived by nature"s clock.)Umpo = Dawn/just before sunriseLay hee hannee = This morningHee hannee vital = next morningWee choe kan = NoonWee choe kan sum eya = past noon or sunlight is past highest pointHxtah yea tue = EveningHan hey pee = NightTxan kal doe kja hey? = What is that doing outside? (weather implied)New gxay sh lou sh lou tay. = girlfriend don"t listen. (Slips off ears)Oh ya place hey? = Who space you looking for?Tiyospaye (tee-osh-pa-yea) = expanded family (St. Joseph"s)Tiwahe (tee-wa-hey) = instant familyOspaye (ohsh-pa-yea) = Tribe family members (Sicangu Lakota, Oglala Lakota, etc.)Oyate (oh-ya-tay) = Entire nation (Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Oyate)Tan yan yahee ya (lo)!