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Dakota Grammar, Texts, and Ethnography (Classic Reprint) by Stephen Return Riggs

By Stephen Return Riggs

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In outcome of the loss of life Of the writer in 1883, the reproduction supplied through him for the current quantity used to be left in one of these form that a few enhancing used to be useful prior to it may be despatched to the printer.

By order of the Director of the Bureau of Ethnology, the editorship Of the manuscript was once devoted to me. i used to be asked additionally to arrange the desk of contents and index, and to work out that the association of the chapters, headings, etc., conformed to the final plan of the guides issued by means of this Bureau.

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The second finger laid down ; (that next to the the small one. (^egiha, finger of the left hand) little is not laid over, but beside composition tfa"ba, as in the proper name ^jaxe See seven, a derivative. To place a horizontal object in na"ba, 0aba, Two Crows. on something would be, a a"he, which could not have been the source of na"ba. n Kansa, nu ba. n Osage, 0u da. n Kwapa, na pa, to place a horizontal object on something, ak fi n he. jjOiwere, nowe. n n n n Winnebago, no p, no pa, no pi, uu p.

In like manner the Dakota verbs of thinking may be rendered as follows: heciij (which precedes, answering to ge^ega" of the (fegiha), he thought as folloics, and edirj (which follows, answering to e^ega ivliat precedes. (^egiha), by he thought by n in The myth of the Younger Brother (p. 139-143) contains several which find their counterparts in the Biloxi myth of the ThunderIn the Dakota myth the wife of the elder brother plots against the incidents being. younger brother; she scratches her thighs with the claws of the prairie chicken which the brother-in-law had shot at her request, and tells her husband on his return that his brother had assaulted her.

The definite article, when it occurs after the vowel taken the place of a or an, takes the form din din, the bad man. 3. Uses of the definite article: () It is 7. ); e which has as, widasta side generally used where we would use the in English. It is often followed by the demonstrative he kii) he in which case both together are equivalent to that which. In the place 1 of kin, the Titonwarj generally use kinhan. (c) It is used with verbs, (7>) converting them into verbal nouns; as, ecorjpi kirj, the doers.

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