Speaking Lakota for Everyday Use part 2 “How are you?” by Matt Remle

LRInspire Native language preservation presents: Speaking Lakota for Everyday Use part 2!  Part 2 of our Speaking Lakota for Everyday Use series will focus on saying “how are you?” and the different ways to respond.

Toníktuka hwo? How are you? (male)

Toníktuka he? How are you? (female)

Tókhel yaúƞ hwo? How are you? (male)

Tókhel yaúƞ he? How are you? (female)

Tókheškhe yaúƞ hwo? How are you? (male)

Tókheškhe yaúƞ he? How are you? (female)

Líla taƞyáƞ waúƞ. I am really good/well. (male)

Líla taƞyáƞ waúƞ. I am really good/well. (female)

Taƞyáƞ waúƞ. I am good/well. (male)

Taƞyáƞ waúƞ. I am good/well. (female)

Mataƞyáƞ yeló. I am good/well. (male)

Mataƞyáƞ ksto. I am good/well. (female)

Mataƞyáƞ šni yeló. I am not good/well. (male)

Mataƞyáƞ šni ksto. I am not good/well. (female)

Othéȟike yeló. Refers to someone having a hardship or difficult time (male)

Othéȟike ksto. Refers to someone having a hardship or difficult time (female)

Posted by Wakinyan Waanatan (Matt Remle)
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Female vocals by Audrey Remle

Audrey Remle far right

Audrey Remle far right

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