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miyo-ocêhtowi-kîsikanisik: A New Year’s wish from Darren Okemaysim

  êkos ôma kâ-wî-kîsi-askîwik kipakosêyihtamâtinâwâw miyo-pimâtisiwin mîna miyo-waskawîwin ka-otihtikoyêk kâhkiyaw – miyo-ocêhtowi-kîsikanisik – sâkihik kâhkiyaw kiwahkômâkanak [ey-ko..soe.mu…kaa-wee-kee.si-us.key.wik…ki.pu.go.sey.tu.maa.ti.naa.wow….mee.yoo-pi.maa.ti.soo.win…mee.nu…mee.yoo-wus.ku.wee.win…ku-o.tee.ti.go.yeyk..- mee.yoo-oo.chey.to.wi-gee.si.gun.sik…- saa.gi.hik…kaa.key.yoe…ki.waah.koe.maa.gu.nuk] As the years come to an end, I wish that good life and good health in all that comes your  way … Continue reading

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piminawasowikamik: Words for the Kitchen from Darren J. Okemaysim

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) … Continue reading

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pimâtisiwin osâmi-apisâsin…

Rough line-by-line pronunciation guide, provided by Darren Okemaysim: 1. pi.maa.ti.soo.win…oo.saa.mi-u.pi.saa.sin 2. ku-u.ti-wu.nis.kaak…key.ki.sey.paa.yaa… ey-meeh.taa.tu.mun…key.kweye 3. ey.ko.si…saa.gi.hik…ey.go.nik…kwey.usk… kaa-pu.min.skik 4. ey.gwu…key.yaam…ey.go.nik…ey.keye…kaa-mee.yoo-i.too.taas.kik 5. ey.gwu…taa.pwe.wu.gey’h.tu…kaa.key.yoe…oo.chi.toe…ey.pey-is.pu.yik 6. ki.kus.key.taa.yi.ni…weeh.gaatch – oo.ti.nu 7. keys.pin…u.ti-meys.ko.chi.peye.i.gi…ki.pi.maa.ti.soo.win – pu.ki.ti.nu 8. nu.mow.wee.yuk…oo.chi-eye-i.tweyw…ey-wee-weh.chu.sik. 9. ki.taa.soo.tu.maa.go.win…kwey.usk…ku.-u.ti-mee.yoo.peye.ik  

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