How to Use

This important Language menu segment of the Rocky Mountain Nakoda website contains a portion of the many thousands of words in the Ĩyãħé Nakoda language.

Be sure to turn on the sound for your computer or electronic device for the audio component in each section of this Language menu segment.

The Ĩyãħé Nakoda words that you hear on this website are pronounced correctly.

The Ĩyãħé Nakoda words that you read on this website are correctly written, exactly as they are pronounced.

To write words in the Ĩyãħé Nakoda language using a computer, use a standard keyboard with English alphabet letters. Characters in the Ĩyãħé Nakoda Alphabet that are not found on the keys of a standard English keyboard may be located in Word documents under "Insert: Symbol". Most commonly-used fonts have all of the 28 characters that comprise the Ĩyãħé Nakoda Alphabet.

To print or write the Ĩyãħé Nakoda words by hand, be very careful to accurately reproduce each letter exactly as it is shown.

For touch-screen users: where the instructions indicate to "click" on something, "touch" or "tap" it instead.

All words in the Ĩyãħé Nakoda language, which are written on other pages of this website, are included in this Language segment for you to hear how they are correctly pronounced.

To locate a particular word or phrase in the Ĩyãħé Nakoda language or in the English language, type the word or words in the Search Window at the top right of the page and then click on the word "Search".

Some words or phrases in the Ĩyãħé Nakoda language may take longer to upload when clicking on them, particularly if using a dial-up Internet server.


Do NOT attempt to create any variation of the Ĩyãħé Nakoda language from how it is shown here.

Do NOT add, omit, substitute, or alter any words. To do so could corrupt the original intent of the words of the Ĩyãħé Nakoda language.


Note:

  • The normal order of words in a sentence differs from language to language. The basic structure of the Ĩyãħé Nakoda language word order is subject first, then direct object, then verb (SOV). This is different from the English language where normally the subject is placed first, then verb, then direct object (SVO).
  • Words in the Ĩyãħé Nakoda language often cannot be translated to the English language on a word-for-word basis. The reverse also holds true in translating words in the English language to the Ĩyãħé Nakoda language.
  • It frequently takes more words in the Ĩyãħé Nakoda language to express or convey an understanding of a comparative English word.

PLEASE CAREFULLY READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS:


1. Alphabet

Letter Column

  • Click on a Letter written in the Ĩyãħé Nakoda language.
  • Listen to how the Letter sounds.
  • Speak out loud what you have heard.
  • Click and repeat until you speak the Letter exactly as it sounds.
  • Write the Letter exactly as you see it.

Word Example Column

  • Click on a Word Example written in the Ĩyãħé Nakoda language.
  • Listen to how the Letter sounds within the Word Example.
  • Listen to how the Word Example sounds.
  • Speak out loud what you have heard.
  • Click and repeat until you speak the Word Example exactly as it sounds.
  • Write the Word Example exactly as you see it.

Image/English Column

  • Each Image shown is what the written and oral Word Example describes.
  • Move the cursor arrow over the Image. The equivalent English language written word will appear.

2. Body Parts

  • Click on a word (or words) written in the Ĩyãħé Nakoda language.
  • Listen to how each word sounds.
  • Speak out loud what you have heard.
  • Click and repeat until you speak each word exactly as it sounds.
  • Write each word exactly as you see it.
  • The arrows point to the parts of the body on the image that the written and oral words describe.

3. Colours

Ĩyãħé Nakoda & Translation Column

  • Click on a word (or words) written in the Ĩyãħé Nakoda language.
  • Listen to how each word sounds.
  • Speak out loud what you have heard.
  • Click and repeat until you speak each word exactly as it sounds.
  • Write each word exactly as you see it.

Image/English Column

  • Each Image shown is what the written and oral words describe.
  • Move the cursor arrow over an Image. The equivalent English language written word will appear.

Note: In the Ĩyãħé Nakoda language, there may be more than one way to correctly describe something. The most commonly-used versions are included here.


4. Days of the Week

Ĩyãħé Nakoda & Translation Column

  • Click on the words written in the Ĩyãħé Nakoda language.
  • Listen to how each word sounds.
  • Speak out loud what you have heard.
  • Click and repeat until you speak each word exactly as it sounds.
  • Write each word exactly as you see it.

Image/English Column

  • The equivalent English language written words are shown.

5. Directions

Ĩyãħé Nakoda & Translation Column

  • Click on a word (or words) written in the Ĩyãħé Nakoda language.
  • Listen to how each word sounds.
  • Speak out loud what you have heard.
  • Click and repeat until you speak each word exactly as it sounds.
  • Write each word exactly as you see it.

Image/English Column

  • The equivalent English language written words are shown.

Note: In the Ĩyãħé Nakoda language, there may be more than one way to correctly describe something. The most commonly-used versions are included here.


6. Geographic Landmarks

Ĩyãħé Nakoda & Translation Column

  • Click on a word (or words) written in the Ĩyãħé Nakoda language.
  • Listen to how each word sounds.
  • Speak out loud what you have heard.
  • Click and repeat until you speak each word exactly as it sounds.
  • Write each word exactly as you see it.
  • The approximate translation from the Ĩyãħé Nakoda language to the English language is shown in brackets, or parentheses ( ).

Image/English Column

  • Each Image shown is what the written and oral words describe.
  • Move the cursor arrow over the Image. The equivalent English language written word or words will appear.

7. Greetings & Phrases

Ĩyãħé Nakoda & Translation Column

  • Click on a word (or words) written in the Ĩyãħé Nakoda language.
  • Listen to how each word sounds.
  • Speak out loud what you have heard.
  • Click and repeat until you speak each word exactly as it sounds.
  • Write each word exactly as you see it.

Image/English Column

  • The equivalent English language written words are shown.

8. Kinship Terms

Ĩyãħé Nakoda & Translation Column

  • Click on a word (or words) written in the Ĩyãħé Nakoda language.
  • Listen to how each word sounds.
  • Speak out loud what you have heard.
  • Click and repeat until you speak each word exactly as it sounds.
  • Write each word exactly as you see it.

Image/English Column

  • The equivalent English language written words are shown.

Note: In the Ĩyãħé Nakoda language, there may be more than one way to correctly describe something. The most commonly-used versions are included here.


9. Lunar Calendar

Ĩyãħé Nakoda & Translation Column

  • Click on a word (or words) written in the Ĩyãħé Nakoda language.
  • Listen to how each word sounds.
  • Speak out loud what you have heard.
  • Click and repeat until you speak each word exactly as it sounds.
  • Write each word exactly as you see it.
  • The approximate translation from the Ĩyãħé Nakoda language to the English language is shown in brackets, or parentheses ( ).

Image/English Column

  • Each Image shown is what the written and oral words describe.
  • Move the cursor arrow over the Image. The equivalent English language written words will appear.

10. Nakoda Names

Ĩyãħé Nakoda & Translation Column

  • Click on a word (or words) written in the Ĩyãħé Nakoda language.
  • Listen to how each word sounds.
  • Speak out loud what you have heard.
  • Click and repeat until you speak each word exactly as it sounds.
  • Write each word exactly as you see it.
  • The approximate translation from the Ĩyãħé Nakoda language to the English language is shown in brackets, or parentheses ( ).

Image/English Column

  • The equivalent English language written words are shown.

11. Numerals

Ĩyãħé Nakoda & Translation Column

  • Click on a word (or words) written in the Ĩyãħé Nakoda language.
  • Listen to how each word sounds.
  • Speak out loud what you have heard.
  • Click and repeat until you speak each word exactly as it sounds.
  • Write each word exactly as you see it.

Image/English Column

  • Each Image shown is what the written and oral words describe.
  • Move the cursor arrow over the Image. The equivalent English language written words will appear.

12. Prayers

Ĩyãħé Nakoda & Translation Column

  • Click on the words written in the Ĩyãħé Nakoda language.
  • Listen to how each word sounds.
  • Speak out loud what you have heard.
  • Click and repeat until you speak each word exactly as it sounds.
  • Write each word exactly as you see it.
  • The approximate translation from the Ĩyãħé Nakoda language to the English language is shown in brackets, or parentheses ( ).

Image/English Column

  • There are no images or equivalent English language written words.

Note: The Short Prayer and the Grace/Blessing are only spoken or written when it is appropriate.


13. Seasons

Ĩyãħé Nakoda & Translation Column

  • Click on a word (or words) written in the Ĩyãħé Nakoda language.
  • Listen to how each word sounds.
  • Speak out loud what you have heard.
  • Click and repeat until you speak each word exactly as it sounds.
  • Write each word exactly as you see it.
  • The approximate translation from the Ĩyãħé Nakoda language to the English language is shown in brackets, or parentheses ( ).

Image/English Column

  • Each Image shown is what the written and oral words describe.
  • Move the cursor arrow over the Image. The equivalent English language written words will appear.

14. Vocabulary

Ĩyãħé Nakoda & Translation Column

  • Click on a word (or words) written in the Ĩyãħé Nakoda language.
  • Listen to how each word sounds.
  • Speak out loud what you have heard.
  • Click and repeat until you speak each word exactly as it sounds.
  • Write each word exactly as you see it.
  • The approximate translation from the Ĩyãħé Nakoda language to the English language is shown in brackets, or parentheses ( ).

Image/English Column

  • Each Image shown is what the written and oral words describe.
  • Move the cursor arrow over the Image. The equivalent English language written words will appear.

Note: Images in the Vocabulary section are shown in English alphabetical order. The English alphabet letters that are at the top of this page may be clicked on to find a Vocabulary word, in English, that starts with that letter. The comparative word or words in the Ĩyãħé Nakoda language will also be displayed.


15. Weather

Ĩyãħé Nakoda & Translation Column

  • Click on the word or words written in the Ĩyãħé Nakoda language.
  • Listen to how each word sounds.
  • Speak out loud what you have heard.
  • Click and repeat until you speak each word exactly as it sounds.
  • Write each word exactly as you see it.

Image/English Column

  • The equivalent English language written words are shown.

16. Wildflowers

Ĩyãħé Nakoda & Translation Column

  • Click on a word (or words) written in the Ĩyãħé Nakoda language.
  • Listen to how each word sounds.
  • Speak out loud what you have heard.
  • Click and repeat until you speak each word exactly as it sounds.
  • Write each word exactly as you see it.

Image/English Column

  • Each Image shown is what the written and oral words describe.
  • Move the cursor arrow over the Image. The equivalent English language written words will appear.

17. Wildlife

Ĩyãħé Nakoda & Translation Column

  • Click on a word (or words) written in the Ĩyãħé Nakoda language.
  • Listen to how each word sounds.
  • Speak out loud what you have heard.
  • Click and repeat until you speak each word exactly as it sounds.
  • Write each word exactly as you see it.

Image/English Column

  • Each Image shown is what the written and oral words describe.
  • Move the cursor arrow over the Image. The equivalent English language written words will appear.