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Dakota
[language]
n
Dakota language
bwaanimowin ni the Dakota language

bwaanimo vai s/he speaks Dakota

speak Dakota
bwaanimo vai s/he speaks Dakota

bwaanimotaw vta speak Dakota to h/

Dakota
n
Dakota
bwaan na a Dakota

Dakota woman
bwaanikwe na a Dakota woman

dam
n
dam
giba'igan ni something that blocks or plugs: a plug, a stopper, a dam

gibaakwa'igan ni something stick-like that shuts off or blocks: a barricade, a dam, a gate

beaver dam
amiko-giba'igan ni a beaver dam

amiko-gibaakwa'igan ni a beaver dam

dam
vt
dam
giba'an vti stop it up; plug, block, dam it

Paired with: giba' vta

giba'ige vai s/he stops things up; plugs, blocks, dams things

giba'igaade vii it is stopped up, plugged, blocked (by someone), "they" stop it up, plug, block it

dam (stick-like)
gibaakwa'an vti shut, block, dam it (as or as with something stick- or wood-like)

Paired with: gibaakwa' vta

gibaakwa'ige vai s/he shuts, blocks, dams something (as or as with something stick- or wood-like)

gibaakwa'igaade vii it is shut, blocked, dammed (as or as with something stick- or wood-like) (by someone), "they" shut, block, plug, dam it

damage
vt
damage
banaaji' vta spoil, ruin, damage h/

Paired with: banaajitoon vti2

banaajitoon vti2 spoil, ruin, destroy it

Paired with: banaaji' vta

banaajibizh vta spoil, ruin, damage h/ (with hands)

Paired with: banaajibidoon vti2

banaajibidoon vti2 spoil, ruin, damage it (with hands)

Paired with: banaajibizh vta

damaged
adj
damaged
banaadad vii it is spoiled, is ruined, is destroyed

Paired with: banaadizi vai See also: wanaadad vii [BL]

banaadizi vai
  1. s/he is spoiled, is ruined
  2. s/he dies, is dead

Paired with: banaadad vii See also: wanaadizi vai [BL]

damn
excl
damn
hay' pc interj oops! damn! [expression of displeasure at accident or mistake]

damp
adj
damp
zhakaa vii it is damp

Paired with: zhakizi vai

zhakizi vai s/he is damp

Paired with: zhakaa vii

damp (sheet-like)
zhakiigad vii it is damp (as something sheet-like)

Paired with: zhakiigizi vai

zhakiigizi vai s/he is damp (as something sheet-like)

Paired with: zhakiigad vii

damper
n
stove damper
gibaabikinigan ni stove damper

dance
n
dance
niimi'idiwin ni a dance; a powwow

give a dance
niimi'iwe vai s/he gives a dance

hold a dance
niimi' vta hold a dance for h/; make h/ dance

Medicine Dance
Midewiwin ni Grand Medicine Society; Medicine Dance; Midewiwin

war dance
bwaanzhii-niimi'idiwin ni a war dance

bwaanzhii-niimi vai s/he dances a war dance

bwaanzhii-niimi'idiwag vai they dance a war dance

women's dance
ikwe-niimi'idiwin ni women's dance

ikwe-niimi vai s/he dances the women's dance

ikwe-niimi'idiwag vai they dance the women's dance