Lakota vocabulary question

Koontz John E John.Koontz at
Sat Nov 13 19:32:21 UTC 2004

On Fri, 12 Nov 2004, ROOD DAVID S wrote:
> 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?

The only think I could think of was that maybe the l was a misreading of
an apostrophe.  The dot or accent seems to be missing from the s.  Of
course, I don't know the context in which the form occurred which led to
the inquiry.

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