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Why the French can throw away their hats – But we still need them for written Cree

Yesterday’s news of spelling reforms in France – eliminating most (but not all) uses of the circumflex accent – is an interesting comment on the information we get from spelling – and on the information we need. (In case you haven’t seen … Continue reading

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Alphabet Soup is Hard to Read!

For reading fluency and comprehension, Cree speakers need consistent spelling.* Learning to read and write in your own language should be a fundamental human right, yet relatively few Cree speakers ever have that chance. Those who do learn, struggle with … Continue reading

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Recover, restore, revitalize, repeat.

Restoring Ojibwe Language | Indian Country Today Media Network.com They say Cree and Ojibwe are about as closely related as English and French: they share the same roots. Cree and Ojibwe also share similar prospects for survival in generations to … Continue reading

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