Reading Practice

Directions: This exercise is designed to wean you off English spelling rules in reading Lakota. The following English words are theoretically possible in the Lakota languages. First, pronounce them as you would in English. Then, pronounce them as if they were Lakota words. You do not need to write anything down; simply check to see if your pronunciations match the descriptions given in the Answers section.

   hose { English pronunciation: "hohwz"
Lakota pronunciation: "hoh   seh"

1. manual
2. house  
3. loathe  
4. euphonious  
5. automobile  

Answers to Reading Practice

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