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“Every Indian language should have a book like this.”
—Journal of Anthropological Research
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Though Reading and Writing the Lakota Language is thorough in its inclusion of conjugation, syntax, and sentence, it emphasizes vocabulary and pronunciation. Author Albert White Hat Sr. presents Lakota philosophy as it applies to specific grammar lessons. Moreover, he documents the impact of the acculturation process on the language, showing how Lakota evolved as a result of non-Indian influences. The textual example offers new information and interpretation of Lakota society, even to scholars who specialize n Plains cultures. Beyond language instruction, readers will value the book for its cultural insights, humorous stories, and its entertaining tone.
Posted April 15, 2001
This book, as well as the tapes that acompany it, is extremely well done. Phrases and words are presented for both male and female speakers in order to help the student learn the differences between how men and women speak. Definitely a quality language training program, recomended to anyone with an interest in learning the language in order to be able to listen to, read, and speak it. With study and practice, one can be able to speak comfortably with a native speaker in no time!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 14, 2000
The layout of the lessons is excellent. The humorous side-stories I enjoyed while reading through the lessons. I use this book as one of my resources to the Lakota language. It deserves more than 5 stars. I definately will recommend this book,and the tapes, to anyone who wants to learn the Lakota language. Great work Albert!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.