Lakota Language Handbook Funded!

LLC is celebrating the Administration for Native Americans award of a sizable grant to fund production of the Lakota Language Handbook, a grammar text that is another advanced element of the Consortium’s comprehensive language revitalization plan.  The handbook will expand and deepen the 100-page section in the center of the New Lakota Dictionary, which already covers orthography, pronunciation, verb forms, conjunctions, syntax, how words change in Fast Speech, and much, much more.  This will make it an invaluable reference for advanced students and teachers of the language, as they practice and maintain the language in the next decade.

The Handbook project’s scope will mean another two years of development and review work for our Linguistic Director, Jan Ullrich, and our consulting Lakota speakers.