This article is about how SRO and Syllabics can be precisely equivalent in writing Cree. It is the third piece Dorothy Thunder and I have published through the Editors’ Association of Canada and the “Language Portal of Canada” — the federal government’s online information site for language professionals.
Through the Language Portal, we reach out (in English and in French) to “word nerds” of all varieties and offer them a taste of what it’s like to work with Cree. We hope these pieces are also helpful to students, teachers and speakers of Cree, showing the language through a slightly different lens.
Cree language facts for editors of English and French: Standard Spelling.
La langue crie démystifiée pour les réviseurs français et anglais : l’orthographe normalisée.
Previous Language Portal pieces
October 2013: Cree Gender
June 2013: The Cree Language Family