Learning to Speak Lakota: Useful Phrases 03 Taƞyáƞ yahí

Learning to speak Lakota: useful phrases 03 Taƞyáƞ yahí

Taƞyáƞ yahí. “Welcome.” (said to one person)

Taƞyáƞ yahípi “Welcome.” (said to more than one person)

 

by Wakíƞyaƞ Waánataƞ (Matt Remle)

 

Matt Remle (Lakota) is an editor and writer for Last Real Indians and LRInspire. @wakiyan7

Matt Remle (Lakota) is an editor and writer for Last Real Indians and LRInspire. @wakiyan7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Learning to Speak Lakota: Useful Phrases 03 Taƞyáƞ yahí

    • The literal translation of Taƞyáƞ yahí is “It is good that you came.” and is used as a welcome phrase. Hókahé can also be used as a welcoming expression. Sometimes different rez’s will have different greetings as well, but Taƞyáƞ yahí and Hókahé are the two most common.

  1. is it a spelling error in the download file? it sais:
    tanysnyahahipi

    … or is this some sort ofv phonetic way to write the phrase?

    • It could be the browser that you are using. We do know that Chrome for example does not recognize the Lakota language consortium keyboard, which is what we use.

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