For those watching today’s solar eclipse, some related words in Cree:
- kotâwîwi-pîsim (eclipse; literally: sun sinking under ground)
- wanitipiskipayiw (darken, suddenly get dark, be an eclipse)
Be sure to protect your eyes! awahê! (Be careful!)
APTN interviewed Wilfred Buck this afternoon. Watch his interview here: http://aptnnews.ca/2017/08/21/cree-constellations-expert-explains-connection-between-eclipse-and-first-nations/
Click on the links to see more about these terms from itwewina – the intelligent online dictionary (still under development) that combines the Wolvengrey dictionary with the “fst” technology of University of Alberta’s AltLab.