pimâtisiwin osâmi-apisâsin…

pimatisiwin

 

 

 

Audio by Solomon Ratt:

Rough line-by-line pronunciation guide, provided by Darren Okemaysim:

pimâtisiwin osâmi-apisâsin
ka-ati-waniskâk kîkisêpa ê-mîhtâtaman kîkwây.
êkosi, sakihik êkonik kwayask

Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets,
So, love the people who treat you right and forget about the ones who don’t.
And believe that everything happens for a reason.
If you get a chance, take it.If it changes your life, let it.
Nobody said it would be easy:
They just promised it would be worth it.

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

 

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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1 Response to pimâtisiwin osâmi-apisâsin…

  1. Reblogged this on The Métis Raconteur and commented:
    Cree Literacy Network shared a poem that has been translated into Plains Cree. These words in any language are inspiring.

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