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    Hi there! I have a beginner's knowledge of the Lakota language (only got to take Lakota Language I while working at OLL in Porcupine), so any help will be appreciated. My question is about the word "wakan yeja" (that is baby). I was checking in my notes to see if I had the two parts of the word broken down, but don't have anything. Wakan is no problem......it's yeja that I am wondering about. What does yeja mean? Thanks!

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    One meaning I've found out is that it means "it is sacred""sacred being" or broken down as Wakan(god) yeja(sent) broken down.
    There are 2 types of people in the world...
    Really stupid people who think they are smart
    and
    Really smart people who think they are smart.

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      Thanks, billyjoejimbob. My dictionary is very limited. I wish I had a better one.

      If anyone has something else to add here, I would really appreciate the help. Feel free to add any other comments, or sources where I could find answers. Thanks!:)

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      • #4
        Which dictionary do you have? You should invest in the Beuchel Dictionary that they uses in the Lakota Colleges. It is about $30 but well worth it. I found one on ebay for 10 once.
        There are 2 types of people in the world...
        Really stupid people who think they are smart
        and
        Really smart people who think they are smart.

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        • #5
          I have the really cheap "Everyday Lakota An English- Sioux Dictionary for Beginners". It's the one I had to get for the class I took 9 years ago.

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