This is how you count up to ten in Lakota in a song…


The acute accent shows where the stress falls.

Notes about the pronunciation:

"a" as in "father"
"e" as in "bed"
"i" = ee
"o" as in "rob"
"u" = oo
Aŋ, iŋ, uŋ are nasal vowels, they're pronounced by raising the soft palate while uttering the corresponding "a, i, u" oral vowels.
"č" = "ch"
"š" = sh
"ž" like the "s" in "Asia" and "leisure"
"ǧ" like a French "r"


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