Solomon Ratt: SRO Chants for Vowel Sounds

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a-a-a-a: apisîs, apisîs, apisîs nêhiyawêk.A little, a little, speak (you – plural) a little Cree!
â-â-â-â: âskaw, âskaw, âskaw âkayâsîmo.Sometimes, sometimes, sometimes speak English.
ê-ê-ê-ê: êkosi, êkosi, êkosi itôta.That’s it, that’s it, do it like that.
i-i-i-i: itwaha, itwaha, itwaha iskwâhtêm.Point to it, point to it, point at the door.
î-î-î-î: îkatêna, îkatêna, îkatêna êwako.Set it aside, set it aside, set that one aside.
o-o-o-o: omisi, omisi, omisi itwê.This way, this way, say it this way.
ô-ô-ô-ô: ôtê, ôtê, ôtê pê-itohtê.This way, this way, come this way.

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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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