Silence Memes: Solomon Ratt (th-dialect)

1. kâmwâci-itohtî ita kâ-kimoskâcihtâkwahk ika kâ-papâsîsinânowik ika kisikisi piyahtahîthinowin kâ-ayak kipihtowiwinihk.
ᑳᓎᒋ ᐃᑐᐦᑏᐤ ᐃᑕ ᑳ ᑭᒧᐢᑳᒋᐦᑖᑿᕽ ᐃᑲ ᑳ ᐸᐹᓰᓯᓈᓄᐏᐠ ᐃᑲ ᑭᓯᑭᓯ ᐱᔭᐦᑕᐦᐄᖨᓄᐏᐣ ᑳ ᐊᔭᐠ ᑭᐱᐦᑐᐏᐏᓂᕽ᙮
Go placidly amid the noise and haste and remember what peace there may be in silence.’ Desiderata

2. natohta kapihtowêwin: kipîkiskwatikon.
ᓇᑐᐦᑕ ᑲᐱᐦᑐᐍᐏᐣ: ᑭᐲᑭᐢᑿᑎᑯᐣ᙮
Listen to the silence: it speaks to you.

3. natohta! kâ-pêtawâwak kitâniski-wâhkômâkanak kipihtowêwinihk.
ᓇᑐᐦᑕ! ᑳ ᐯᑕᐚᐘᐠ ᑭᑖᓂᐢᑭ ᐚᐦᑰᒫᑲᓇᐠ ᑭᐱᐦᑐᐍᐏᓂᕽ᙮
Listen! You will hear your ancestors in the silence.

 

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  1. Tânisi Arden, We have been taking an intro nêhiyawêwin course on-line through WHEAT Institute with Bill Cook, which has ended for the term. We would like to continue a meet-up for speakers and learners to practice together Tuesday evenings in Winnipeg with option for distance participants to attend via zoom. Do you have a suggestion of ways we could reach out to folks who might be interested in joining us?

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