sihkimâwasowin: Encouragement (Solomon Ratt, y-dialect)

The Bear Family: With lots of love and encouragement!

sihkimâwasowin  –  ᓯᐦᑭᒫᐘᓱᐏᐣ  –  encouragement

kimiyosin – ᑭᒥᔪᓯᐣ – You are beautiful (one person)
kimiyosinâwâw   –   ᑭᒥᔪᓯᓈᐚᐤ   –   You are all beautiful

kimiyo-tôtên – ᑭᒥᔪᑑᑌᐣ – You are doing good (one person)
kimiyo-tôtênâwâw   –   ᑭᒥᔪᑑᑌᓈᐚᐤ   –   You are all doing good

kinakacihtân – ᑭᓇᑲᒋᐦᑖᐣ – You are skilled (one person)
kinakacihtânâwâw   –   ᑭᓇᑲᒋᐦᑖᓈᐚᐤ   –   You are all skilled

kitiyinîsiwin – ᑭᑎᔨᓃᓯᐏᐣ – You are smart (one person)
kitiyinîsiwinâwâw   –   ᑭᑎᔨᓃᓯᐏᓈᐚᐤ   –   You are all smart

kikakaskihtân – ᑭᑲᑲᐢᑭᐦᑖᐣ – You can do it (one person)
kikakaskihtânâwâw   –   ᑭᑲᑲᐢᑭᐦᑖᓈᐚᐤ  –   All of you can do it

kimamihcihin – ᑭᒪᒥᐦᒋᐦᐃᐣ – You make me proud (one person)
kimamihcihininâwâw   –   ᑭᒪᒥᐦᒋᐦᐃᓈᐚᐤ   –   You all make me proud

p.s.: Solomon Ratt: kitakahkatâmon   –  ᑭᑕᑲᐦᑲᑖᒧᐣ  –   you sound real good!


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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