Category Archives: Audio (y-dialect)

Solomon Ratt: Beauty Way (y-dialect)

Photograph and translation into Cree by Solomon Ratt from the traditional Navajo verse.

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Powwow Regalia Vocabulary

  Thanks to Solomon Ratt for providing Cree vocabulary (in text and audio) to accompany this set of images gathered by Alan Corbiere for Anishinaabemowin (https://quizlet.com/85421294/pow-wow-regalia-flash-cards/). These are Sols terms to parallel Alan’s – but Sol says he’s from up … Continue reading

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Wayne Jackson’s Podmatic Cree Language Podcasts

More good listening in Cree, courtesy of Wayne Jackson and Blue Quills College. Looking forward to hearing more of Jerry Saddleback and other elders speaking Cree and talking about their understanding. hay-hay, Wayne, for letting me share this here! http://nehiyaw30.podomatic.com/ Today’s … Continue reading

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A Prayer to Greet the Day: Solomon Ratt (y-dialect)

  kisê-manitow; kinanâskomitin kotak kîsikâw ê-miyiyan. nipakosêyimon anohc ta-miyiyan sîpêyihtamowin, kisêwâtisiwin, sipiyawêsiwin, mîna sâkihitowin. sawêyimik kahkiyaw nitôtêmak mîna niwâhkômâkanak. hay hay. ᑭᓭ ᒪᓂᑐᐤ:  ᑭᓇᓈᐢᑯᒥᑎᐣ  ᑯᑕᐠ  ᑮᓯᑳᐤ  ᐁ ᒥᔨᔭᐣ᙮ ᓂᐸᑯᓭᔨᒧᐣ ᐊᐦᐨ  ᑕ ᒥᔨᔨᐊᐣ ᓰᐯᔨᐦᑕᒧᐏᐣ, ᑭᓭᐚᑎᓯᐏᐣ, ᓯᐱᔭᐍᓯᐏᐣ, ᒦᓇ ᓵᑭᐦᐃᑐᐏᐣ᙮ ᓴᐍᔨᒥᐠ ᑲᐦᑭᔭᐤ ᓂᑑᑌᒪᐠ … Continue reading

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Solomon Ratt: February 2016 Storytelling Videos

Not all of Sol’s stories from February 2016 have been transcribed yet, but what a great learning opportunity for students to transcribe from real live story-telling. Especially the sound effects (just kidding). 😉 To find those videos that have corresponding transcriptions, … Continue reading

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Solomon Ratt: nêhiyawêmototawin

nêhiyawêmototawin; nêhiyaw-ayisiyiniw niya, ninohtê-nêhiyawi-pîkiskwân. kiskinwahamawin: nêhiyawîhcikêwin mîna nêhiyawisistâwin, ninohtê-nêhiyawâtisin.

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Sunset Haiku by Solomon Ratt (y-dialect)

Fresh from Solomon Ratt, capturing the beauty of a blood-red Saskatchewan sunset in Haiku form. I bet you can’t even explain “Haiku” in Cree in less than 17 syllables! ê-pahkisimok, mihkwânaskwâw, miywâsin; kisâstaw mihko… The sun is setting, The sky is … Continue reading

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In Honour of the TRC Report: ahkamêyimok! (y-dialect)

With thanks to Solomon Ratt – and his ability to thrive against all odds – for helping express these thoughts in Cree: kimâmiyonêyimitinân mîna kimawimôstamâtinân kahkiyaw iyiniwak ohpimê wîkiwâhk ohci kâ-kî-nitawi-kiskinwahamâkosicik; ka-miyo-tôtâkosiyêk mîna ka-sôhkisiyêk. mistahi pê-âyiman kâ-mâmawi-kitimahikawêyêk mâka mîna kisôhkisinâwâw kiyâpic âtiht … Continue reading

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Serenity Prayer: Solomon Ratt (y- and th-dialects)

y-dialect kisêmanito, miyin: waniskêwin ta-pakitêyihtamân kîkwây kâ-wî-wanâhikoyân; sôhkitêhêwin ta-kwêskinamân kîkwây takî-tipêyihtamân; êkwa iyinîsiwin ta-nisitawinamân tânimêwako ta-kaskihtâyân ᑭᓭᒪᓂᑐ, ᒥᔨᐣ: ᐘᓂᐢᑫᐏᐣ ᑕ ᐸᑭᑌᔨᐦᑕᒫᐣ ᑮᒁᐩ ᑳ ᐑ ᐘᓈᐦᐃᑯᔮᐣ ᓲᐦᑭᑌᐦᐁᐏᐣ ᑕ ᑵᐢᑭᓇᒫᐣ ᑮᒁᐩ ᑕᑮ ᑌᐯᔨᐦᑕᒫᐣ ᐁᑿ ᐃᔨᓃᓯᐏᐣ ᑕ ᓂᓯᑕᐏᓇᒫᐣ ᑖᓂᒣᐘᑯ ᑕ ᑲᐢᑭᐦᑖᔮᐣ th-dialect kisîmanito, … Continue reading

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tāpitaw ta-kī-kakwē-miyo-kwayaskohtēyan / Walk in Balance and Beauty (y-dialect)

Gorgeous collaboration of photo and audio from Solomon Ratt, translation into Cree by Arok Wolvengrey, and expert vocabulary provided by Jean Okimāsis.

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