Lakota vocabulary question

ROOD DAVID S rood at spot.Colorado.EDU
Fri Nov 12 23:01:27 UTC 2004

I have an inquiry about a word which was reported to me as "walansila"
meaning "compassionate".  I can't find it, but Bruce's dictionary has
"wa'uNs^ila" for English 'compassionate'.  Can anyone clarify the possible
differences in the two words, or verify that one is correct and the other
not, and offer any examples of context in which it might be used?



David S. Rood
Dept. of Linguistics
Univ. of Colorado
295 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0295
rood at

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