LDL 121 Intensive Očhéthi Šakówiŋ for Beginners I

  • Course description

    This course is designed for second language learners of Očhéthi Šakówiŋ who are at a beginner level. It is part one of a three course continuum. It will give an overview of Očhéthi Šakówiŋ pronunciation and how to use a Očhéthi Šakówiŋ dictionary for self-learning. The course will focus on demonstratives, pronunciation, numbers, kinship terms, body parts, verbs of possession and coming and going, and time in Očhéthi Šakówiŋ (past, present, future and seasonal). Students will be exposed to various self-learning skills and strategies in order to become active self-learners of the language.

    Course textbooks

    • New Lakota Dictionary: Lakȟótiyapi-English / English-Lakȟótiyapi & Incorporating the Dakota Dialects of Yankton- Yanktonai & Santee-Sisseton. Edited by Jan F. Ullrich. Lakota Language Consortium, Bloomington, 2011.
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