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An English Dakota Dictionary (Borealis Books) Paperback

ISBN-13: 978-0873512831 ISBN-10: 0873512839

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  • Series: Borealis Books
  • Paperback: 290 pages
  • Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press (October 15, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0873512839
  • ISBN-13: 978-0873512831
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #893,166 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This dictionary has been great to learn more of the Dakota language.
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A survey of Dakota speakers showed that most of the neologisms introduced in Williamson's dictionary have not become part of the Dakota lexicon.
Jan Ullrich
He was shocked when I told him I had only begun learning within the last six months!
Erik Olson

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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Erik Olson on November 29, 1999
Format: Paperback
After searching libraries, the net, and schools for an accurate, good Dakota dictionary, I finally found this book. I was, to be blunt, amazed! Not only does it have a great listing of words (that you can actually use), but it also includes a short introduction of grammar and usage.
I got to test my new skills at a recent Powwow in Minnesota, where I had an entire conversation (although slow!) with a Dakota man. Although he needed to correct me on a few words and some grammar, he was impressed. He was shocked when I told him I had only begun learning within the last six months! I could not have done it without the aid of this book! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By David Little Beaver on February 14, 2010
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I am Lakota on my father side and Dakota on my mother side. My mother finds the Dakota words in this dictionary puzzling, she doesn't recognize many of them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John Williamson on September 23, 2013
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John P Williamson was
my Great Grandfather. So know know many things that he did and accomplished. He wa a great man. He is in South Dakota history.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Elmer LS Drapeau on February 11, 2013
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This english dakota dictionary by john p. williamson is a great guide to understanding how the language was gathered in the early days of the missionary people who wanted to work with the dakotah people.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 24, 2010
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This dictionary has been great to learn more of the Dakota language. We like learning more words all the time, as we live very near a Reservation. I've always loved learning about Native culture, so it's fun to be able to learn some of the language too. We've noticed that many movies use the Dakota/Lakota language, or at least parts of it. Watching Avatar, we recognized many Dakota/Lakota words and phrases.
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