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Lakhóta Language Documents

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Lakhóta Fonts

Hot shots of Lakhóta fonts for Windows and Macintosh by Cal Thunder Hawk

The images are large, around 900 x 600 pixels and 120-50kb.

  1. Lakhóta Colorado
  2. Lakhóta Buechel
  3. Lakhóta Riggs
  4. Lakhóta White Hat
I have also made a sans serif unicode font that has the characters found in the following methods for writing the Lakhóta language.

  1. The Colorado University Lakhóta Project
  2. Eugene Buechel's "Lakota-English Dictionary" and the "New Comprehensive Edition" of the same; and "A Grammar of Lakota".
  3. "A Dakota English Dictionary" by Stephen Riggs.
  4. "Niobrara Wocekiye Wowapi" -- a Dakhóta book of christian common prayer.
  5. Boas-Deloria materials
  6. University of Minnesota Department of American Indian Studies
  7. Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre
  8. Julian Rice's "The Buffalo People"
  9. "Reading and Writing the Lakota Language" by Albert White Hat.

I have keyboard programs, for Windows, that I will distribute with these fonts. I am working on the MacIntosh keyboards. I hope to have these completed by the end of the summer.

Below is the opening page interface of a multimedia ebook sample, featuring dynamic Lakhóta language and cultural materials that I will be circulating. Click on the image to view an enlargemnt.

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Field Of Visions
An independent digital video production company based in Lincoln, NE.
  • Lakhótuyapi An interactive CDROM demo for learning the Lakhóta language put together by the FOV associates here.
  • A mailer published by the Field Of Visions, and independent digital video production company based in Lincoln, NE. Features an article on an FOV Lakhóta language interactive CDROM demo put together by the FOV associates back in 2002. FOV, way ahead of its time here.
Other

Psalm 85

  • My Lakhóta transcription of an English version of psalm 85, all thirteen verses. I randomly chose the psalm as a test of an OCR process. The English and Lakhóta verses are numbered and formatted side-by-side. The size of the text has been enlarged from the original for easier viewing. The CULP pronunciation guide precedes the document. It's an initial transcription, a test prior to interlinearization, so there may be errors. Here.
  • The OCR process in action. The English and Lakhóta verses are numbered and formatted side-by-side. The size of the text has been enlarged from the original for easier viewing. The CULP pronunciation guide precedes the document. It's an initial transcription, a test prior to interlinearization, so there may be errors. Here.

Lakota-English Dictionary

  • A page from the "Lakota-English Dictionary" by Buechel. Page 126 is digitized here.
  • The page after it has been processed through OCR here.
    Compare the scanned page above and the processed page here. Automatic character substitution is imprecise.