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Some Minimal Pairs from Solomon Ratt – With Audio

This great collection of minimal pairs from Solomon Ratt brings together words in Cree that differ by only one sound, some of which are commonly confused. It’s hard to elieve it originally appeared in 2013. We’re re-releasing it to include … Continue reading

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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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Four Roads – A story from Solomon Ratt (th-dialect)

nêwo mêskanawa / ᓀᐅᐧ  ᒣᐢᑲᓇᐊᐧ / Four Roads Salamô âcimow Another original story written by Solomon Ratt in his own th-dialect Woods Cree (and translated into English). Click the audio link to listen and read along! [1] pêyakwâw êsa nêwo nâpêwak … Continue reading

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Little Hospital – A personal story from Solomon Ratt (th-dialect)

nicahkosîwikamikos / ᓂᒐᐦᑯᓰᐏᑲᒥᑯᐢ / My Little Hospital Salamô âcimow Another original story written by Solomon Ratt in his own th-dialect Woods Cree (and translated into English). Click the audio link to listen and read along! [1] iskwîyânihk kâ-kî-kiyokawak nikâwîpan nikî-âcimostâk ispî … Continue reading

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Solomon Ratt: The Old Man and the Wihtikow (th-dialect)

Click the audio link for Solomon’s reading of this original story. kî‑kaskitipiskâw ikwa kî‑kîsitinithowîw. pah‑piyahtak wîkiwâhk kî‑pimahkamikisiwak awa piyak kisîtiniw ikwa onahâkaniskwîma ikwa ôsisima. î‑pîhâcik awa kisîtiniw okosisa ta‑pî‑kîwîthit. kayâs aspin awa nâpîw ikota ohci kâ‑kî‑sipwîhtît, î‑kî‑nitawi‑mâcît. kîtahtawî kâ‑pihtâhkwâw kîkway î‑matwîhtinithik … Continue reading

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Dog Biscuits – A residential school story from Solomon Ratt (th-dialect)

Thanks to Solomon Ratt for the brand new audio recording to accompany this original Residential School story, written in his own th-dialect Woods Cree (and translated into English). Click the audio link to listen and read along! Dog Biscuits – … Continue reading

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Solomon Ratt: SRO Chants for Consonant Sounds

Click to listen to Solomon read the consonant sounds of SRO. Scroll to the bottom of this page for a downloadable mp3 audio file. c-c-c-c: cêskwa, cêskwa, cêskwa pitamâ.Wait, wait, wait a bit. h-h-h-h: hâw, hâw, hâw mâka.Okay, okay, okay … Continue reading

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Solomon Ratt: SRO Chants for Vowel Sounds

Click play to listen to Solomon read the vowel sounds used in SRO. Scroll to the bottom of this page for a downloadable mp3 audio file. a-a-a-a: apisîs, apisîs, apisîs nêhiyawêk.A little, a little, speak (you – plural) a little … Continue reading

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How to Use a Cree Dictionary

I’m not the only one who is deeply missing the contributions of Jeff Mühlbauer through his Moniyaw Linguist blog. Although the blog and its content have been taken down, I was grateful to recover a portion of his piece on … 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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