New Lakota Dictionary 3rd Edition

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The NLD 3rd Edition is available!

 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 Polly A Puckett on Feb 14th 2021

    I bought this book off of a Native American Wish List for the Pine Ridge Reservation. I cannot review the book other than to say if it was on their wish list, it has to be a very good book, an excellent resource of their Native American language.

  • 5
    Lakota Dictionary

    Posted by Jonathan Sharpe on Nov 27th 2020

    One of the best language books I ever bought and owned! I love how the Lakota and Dakota people took the time to compile and produce this dictionary. I wish other people like the Tutelo Saponi and their decendents took the time to compile and produce dictionaries such as this to save and preserve their languages! I love what the Lakota people are doing to save and preserve their language by all the literature they produce in "lakhotiyapi" please please keep up the great work! Great job producing this dictionary!

  • 5
    Extensive Dictionary

    Posted by Unknown on Jun 5th 2016

    Very helpful

  • 5
    Great Reference for Self Learner

    Posted by Jan on Nov 18th 2015

    The Dictionary has proven to be a very good resource as I stumble through learning the Lakota language on my own. Very easy to find the word you want, with explanations about proper usage. Highly recommended for anyone learning Lakhotiyapi.