piminawasowikamik: Words for the Kitchen from Darren J. Okemaysim

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SRO   (pronunciation)   –  meaning

  • kotawânâpisk (ko.tu.waa.naa.pisk) – stove|
  • tahkastêpicikan (taah.kus.tey.pi.chi.gun)  –  fridge
  • âkwacikan (aa.gwu.chi.gun) – freezer
  • akocikan (u.goo.chi.gun) – cupboard or drawer
  • oyâkana (oo.yaa.gu.nu) – dishes
  • minihkwâcikana (mi.neeh.kwaa.chi.gu.nu) – cups
  • askihk (us.keehk) – kettle
  • êmihkwân (ey.meeh.kwaan) – spoon
  • cîstahasêpon (chees.tu.hu.sey.pon) – fork
  • môhkomân (moe.koo.maan) – knife
  • kapatêstamâkan (ku.pu.teys.tu.maa.gun) – ladle
  • napwên (nu.pweyn) – frying pan
  • kisîpêkiyâkanêmâkahk (ki.see.pey.gi.yaa.gu.ney.maa.gaahk) – kitchen sink
  • kisîpêkiyâkanêwâpoy (ki.see.pey.ku.yaa.gu.ney.waa.poy) – dishwashing liquid
  • wâsaskotêpicikan (waa.sus.ko.tey.pi.chi.gun) – light switch
  • pîhkâtêwâpôhkân (peeh.kaa.tey.waa.pooh.kaan) – coffee pot
  • wâsênamâwin (waa.sey.nu.maa.win) – window
  • pâhkôkwêhon (paah.koo.kwey.hon) – towel
Darren

Darren J. Okemaysim

Darren is a master speaker and teacher of Cree who lives and works in Regina, Saskatchewan.

About Arden Ogg

Arden Ogg is Director of the Cree Literacy Network, a not-for-profit-in-the-making with the goal of creating Cree language literacy materials suitable for use by learners of all ages.
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2 Responses to piminawasowikamik: Words for the Kitchen from Darren J. Okemaysim

  1. Charles Mills says:

    It’s always nice to see Cree words posted for every day items. It would also be nice to see these words used in sentences. How about posting words for tools and hunting equipment.

  2. Thelma Stanley says:

    I would like to get in touch with Darren Okemaysim. Please contact me @ thelmajstanley@yahoo.com or tstanley@stonechild.edu

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