New Lakota Dictionary 3rd Edition

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Winner of the 2023 IBPA Gold Benjamin Franklin Award!

 This 3rd Edition of the NLD with over 41,000 Lakota entries 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 advanced language users as well as beginning students of the language and has many innovative features including:

  • Over 41,000 word entries
  • Over 50,000 example sentences, usage notes, and collocations.
  • 25,000 entries that have not been previously documented in any other Lakota dictionary;
  • A modern layout that makes it easy to find words and their usage.
  • A standard orthography that adequately marks all meaningful sounds in the language
  • Descriptions of word-stems and stem nests.
  • A consistent orthography that reliably reflects pronunciation;
  • Conjugation included in entries of verbs;
  • 5,000 entries with new or enhanced content.
  • Upgraded system of abbreviations for verb categories, valency numbers, and their derivational
  • Example sentences now include a refined use of commas, hyphens, and dashes to reflect
    compounding, subordination and intonation.
  • A new grammar section that covers new discoveries in Lakota morphology and syntax.

The volume forms the foundation for Lakota and Dakota languages and provides the basis upon which students, teachers, and community members can move forward with confidence in restoring the living language.

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  • 5
    New Lakota Dictionary

    Posted by Klara on Mar 14th 2024

    All the textbooks from LLC are just amazing. The last thing I wanted was this brilliant dictionary. It even exceeded my expectations. Hats off to everyone who participated in this extensive piece!

  • 5
    New Lakota Dictionary, 3rd Edition

    Posted by Sheila Shigley on Aug 29th 2023

    An absolutely excellent and gorgeous physical dictionary. I remain said that the web version has gone offline--it was an invaluable resource. It's so strange, in the modern world, to see a resource disappearing rather than appearing. They physical book is outstanding, and I hope that it can once again be complemented by the equally-outstanding and necessary online companion. Philáuŋyayapi for all that you do.

  • 5
    Lakhotiyapi - English Dictionary

    Posted by Eileen N. on Jul 6th 2023

    I remember a long time ago how tough it was to get a Lakota/English anything. This book, the 3rd edition, is light years better. I appreciate how each section had great information. I appreciate the sounds/vowels addition. The print is large enough for old eyes and easy to read. The people who put this together were very mindful and common sensed, which I truly appreciate. Thank you!

  • 5

    Posted by Weston Eagle Cruz on Jun 13th 2023

    Excellent presentation of material! Hundreds of common use language and expressions. I imagine the audio lessons to be awesome also! Wopila tanka for all your hard work to put it together!

  • 5
    New Lakota dictionary

    Posted by Tim Dove on Feb 14th 2023

    Very happy with the new 3rd edition and looking forward to study sessions.

  • 5
    Excellent !!!

    Posted by Nathan Mueller on Feb 7th 2023

    Very Impressed !!!

  • 5
    New Lakota Dictionary

    Posted by Robert Settee on Dec 23rd 2022

    I was surprised and happy how quickly the book was delivered, as I live in Canada. This is one serious piece of work, I am amazed and thankful to all those who worked towards putting this amazing resource together.

  • 5
    3rd edition dictionary

    Posted by David Raines on Dec 13th 2022

    Nothing but high praise from me! Everything about it- construction, content, ease of use- is first-rate. Recommend to any self-learner like myself. Invaluable!!!

  • 5
    Best Ever

    Posted by Henry Wolff on Nov 18th 2022

    I have bought all 3 versions, keep up the great work. Pilamayaye!