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) – fork
  • môhkomân (moe.koo.maan) – knife
  • kapatêstamâkan (ku.pu.teys.tu.maa.gun) – ladle
  • napwên (nu.pweyn) – frying pan
  • kisîpêkiyâkanêmâkahk (ki.see.pey.gi.yaa.gu.ney.maa.gaahk) – kitchen sink
  • kisîpêkiyâkanêwâpoy (ki.see.pey.ku.yaa.gu.ney.waa.poy) – dishwashing liquid
  • wâsaskotêpicikan (waa.sus.ko.tey.pi.chi.gun) – light switch
  • pîhkâtêwâpôhkân (peeh.kaa.tey.waa.pooh.kaan) – coffee pot
  • wâsênamâwin (waa.sey.nu.maa.win) – window
  • pâhkôkwêhon (paah.koo.kwey.hon) – towel
Darren
Darren J. Okemaysim

Darren is a master speaker and teacher of Cree who lives and works in Regina, Saskatchewan.

2 Responses

  1. It’s always nice to see Cree words posted for every day items. It would also be nice to see these words used in sentences. How about posting words for tools and hunting equipment.

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