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Old 01-29-2011, 05:11 PM   #1
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Can you translate this?

This may sound strange ... I have a male "Spiritual Guide" who I belive is Lakota .... and his name is "Tanka Gun Gwa" (or Tanka DUN Gwa) ...

Can anyone translate this? I understand "tanka" .... this is a serious question!

Thank you.
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Old 01-29-2011, 05:19 PM   #2
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Sorry. My spirit guide only speaks llamanese.
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This may sound strange ... I have a male "Spiritual Guide" who I belive is Lakota .... and his name is "Tanka Gun Gwa" (or Tanka DUN Gwa) ...

Can anyone translate this? I understand "tanka" .... this is a serious question!

Thank you.
Here is a serious answer. Its hard to tell without hearing how you pronounce the words. "Tanka" can be the Lakota/Dakota word for big, as in Ta Tanka (Big Ta, 'buffalo'). Tanka in that sense would typically come after the word that it describes. The 'Gun Gwa' does not make sense in Lakota/Dakota as you have it there.

Grammatically is does not fit Lakota/Dakota as well as lingusitically. Are you a female, since you pointed out that is was a "male" spiritual guide.

If this is a real person, and they claim to be Lakota/Dakota and they are not living in the Dakotas, MN, NE, the Canadian prairies or a neighboring state, you should be very weary of such as person. Esp if they talk spirituality and money. If there is any mention of money, or any inappropriate contact, then get away from this person as quick as possible for your own safety. If you have any other questions that you do not want to ask in a public forum, you can use the messaging system here at powwows.com to message me directly.

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And a serious question in repsonse, what exactly do you mean by a spiritual guide? If this is a person, ask them directly who they are, where they are from, and by what right do they have to be a spiritual guide?
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Thanks Iowa Boy

Yes I am female, lol. This is not an actual person, but someone that comes to me both in my dreams and sometimes if I close my eyes and medicate. I envision this man wearing furs and he points out things in nature -- mountains, rivers, etc. Other than this, I am honestly not strange, lol!

I am very connected to Montana, and wonder if this could be a word the Flathead tribes use?

I appreciate you taking the time to answer --
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I mean meditate, NOT medicate.
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