The New Lakota Dictionary (NLD) Mobile App is the best way to look up Lakota words, hear pronunciation, and view thousands of example sentences while on the go. It’s the ultimate electronic Lakota learning and reference tool.
• 27,000 entries
• 53,000 sentences
• Male and female voices for audio
• Consistent phonemic spelling – Standard Lakota Orthography
• Superior cross-referencing capabilities
• Faster and more responsive than online versions
• Works offline, without active data connection
• Built-In lemmatizer searches for conjugated verbs and word forms
• Over 400 native speakers involved in its development and review
• Regularly updated
• Accurate and reliable
• Fun to use and explore
• An excellent self-study investment
The lemmatizer is one of the biggest advantages of the app when compared to the printed version of the NLD. Lakota is a highly agglutinating language. Affixes are added to words all the time, so unless you know the stem of the word with affixes, you won’t be able to find it in the dictionary. The app does that for you. If you type in e.g. waŋwíčhablake the app will show you the entry waŋyáŋkA.
Updated version number to 2.0. More than 3,500 additional recordings have been added to the database along with many added and revised entries.
Ratings and Reviews
It's great to have this mobile dictionary! Quickest and easiest way to look up new or confusing words. Lost a star because navigation is not great easy to lose your place and have to re search the word.
Needs better navigation
When I’m in an entry and I click on another word it would be nice to be able to swipe or use the arrow back to go back to where I navigated from to go between pages rather than swiping and it goes to the next alphabetical entry. I know it’s a dictionary but it would be nice to have some text about letter sounds and piecing together sentences correctly since it’s different from the English order. That’s where I have a problem with the example sentences clicking on a word to see what it is and then not being able to nav back to where I was without re-searching the page I was at
I was told to purchase 2.0, because the previous version was terrible. I was hesitant. It took me a year. So far the app has shut down my phone twice when it did finally open I did a word search and clicked the sound to hear the pronunciation and it shut off my phone. Then I tried again and the speaker icon doesn’t work there is no sound on this. I’m so disappointed.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.