miyo-manitowi-kîsikânisik, 2019

This original image of snow geese in flight brings comfort, warmth, and peace. It’s a gift to the Cree Literacy Network from Governor General’s Award-winning illustrator (and literacy advocate) Julie Flett that we are proud and grateful to share. We hope it spreads our Christmas wishes for peace and warmth to everyone who visits here.

To make the word dialect-neutral, Julie uses an acute accent on the second Y (ý) to show that this sound changes in different dialects (this system is used in the print version of the Wolvengrey dictionary). Here is the same word in four different forms:

Y-dialect: pêyâhtakêyimowin / ᐯᔮᐦᑕᑫᔨᒧᐏᐣ / peace
TH-dialect: pêyâhtakêthimowin / ᐯᔮᐦᑕᑫᖨᒧᐏᐣ / peace
N-dialect: pêyâhtakênimowin / ᐯᔮᐦᑕᑫᓂᒧᐏᐣ / peace
L-dialect: pêyâhtakêlimowin / ᐯᔮᐦᑕᑫᓕᒧᐏᐣ / peace

For all kinds of Christmas thoughts and wishes – and even Christmas cards, you can type “Christmas” in the search box on the right, or look for “Christmas” in the category list. 

Y-dialect: miyo-manitowi-kîsikânisik / ᒥᔪ ᒪᓂᑐᐏ ᑮᓯᑳᓂᓯᐠ / Merry Christmas!

TH-dialect: mitho-makosîkîsikanisik / ᒥᖪ ᒪᑯᓯᑮᓯᑲᓂᓯᐠ  / Merry Christmas! 

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