Man-made Rainbows: Solomon Ratt (th-dialect, audio)

Brocken Inaglory: Sprinkler Supernumerary Rainbow and Anticrepuscular rays (Wikipedia Commons)

nikotwâsik poko nikî-itahtopiponân nistam kâ-wâpahtamân ôtînaw. mistahi kîkway nikî-mâmaskâsâpahtîn.ᓂᑯᑤᓯᐠ ᐳᑯ ᓂᑮ ᐃᑕᐦᑐᐱᐳᓈᐣ ᓂᐢᑕᒼ ᑳᐚᐸᐦᑕᒫᐣ ᐆᑏᓇᐤ᙮ ᒥᐢᑕᐦᐃ ᑮᑿᕀ ᓂᑮᒫᒪᐢᑳᓵᐸᐦᑏᐣ᙮I was six years old when I first saw a town. I looked at many things with wonder.
“tâpwî mamâhtâwisowak môniyâwak!” nikî-itîthihtîn ispî î-kî-ati-pimitâpasoyâhk kiskinwahamâtowitâpânâskohk kiskinwahamâtowikamikohk isi. î-kî-kanawâpahtamân wâskahikana ikwa î-kî-koskwâpisiniyân pîsimoyâpiy mohcihk î-ohci-pathik owathawîtimiskwâtîmihk piyak môniyâw.“ᑖᐿ ᒪᒫᐦᑖᐏᓱᐘᐠ ᒨᓂᔮᐘᐠ” ᓂᑮᐃᑏᖨᐦᑏᐣ ᐃᐢᐲ ᐄᑮᐊᑎᐱᒥᑖᐸᓱᔮᕽ ᑭᐢᑭᓌᐦᐊᒫᑐᐏᑖᐹᓈᐢᑯᕽ ᑭᐢᑭᓌᐦᐊᒫᑐᐏᑲᒥᑯᕽ ᐃᓯ᙮ ᐄᑮᑲᓇᐚᐸᐦᑕᒫᐣ ᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᓇ ᐃᑿ ᐄ ᑮ ᑯᐢᒁᐱᓯᓂᔮᐣ ᐲᓯᒧᔮᐱᕀ ᒧᐦᒋᕽ ᐄᐅᐦᒋ ᐸᖨᐠ ᐅᐘᖬᐑᑎᒥᐢᒁᑏᒥᕽ ᐱᔭᐠ ᒨᓂᔮᐤ᙮“These white people are truly gifted!” I thought when we were riding on a school bus to the school. I was watching the houses and I was surprised by a rainbow coming out of the ground just outside of one white person’s house.
“mâmaskâc ôko! î-kaskihtâcik ta-osihtamâsocik pîsimoyâpiy!”“ᒫᒪᐢᑳᐨ ᐆᑯ ᐄᑲᐢᑭᐦᑖᒋᐠ ᑕᐅᓯᐦᑕᒫᓱᒋᐠ ᐲᓯᒧᔮᐱᕀ”“Holy, these people! They are able to make rainbows for themselves!”
mitoni mwîstas kâ-kî-ati-kiskîthihtamân ôma nipiy-siswîwîpinikan îsa î-kî-âpacihtâcik.ᒥᑐᓂ ᒱᐢᑕᐢ ᑳᑮᐊᑎᑭᐢᑮᖨᐦᑕᒫᐣ ᐆᒪ ᓂᐱᕀ ᓯᓻᐑᐱᓂᑲᐣ ᐄᓴ ᐄᑮᐋᐸᒋᐦᑖᒋᐠ᙮Much later I came to realize that they were using water sprinklers.

About Arden Ogg

Arden Ogg is Director of the Cree Literacy Network, launched in 2010 with the goal of creating Cree language literacy materials suitable for use by learners of all ages.

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