Stay home: Learn Cree – 22. Cree Verbs with Caitlyn

While we’re all in isolation, we’re going to try to post one video a day from Sol’s existing teaching library, and the teaching libraries of some of his friends. Like Sasquatch himself, Solomon Ratt has experience with self isolation. Who better to help out with online Cree lessons for remote learning?  

This short video was created by Charlie Venne ten years ago, and first appeared on this blog in 2017. It’s still a treat to see Caitlyn energetically demonstrate these seven verbs! 

In the lesson, Charlie gives each verb in 3rd person form – that is, the form you use for “he or she.” To find the correct endings for other persons (I, you, we, they), click on the links in the table. They will connect you the same forms (for the y-dialect) in the itwêwina online dictionary, where all of the verb’s forms (a complete paradigm) are listed. 

th-dialect (as in video)y-dialect (SRO)English
pimohtîpimohtêwwalk
pimikoskawipimipahtâwrun
iskwatawêiskwatawîwclimb up
pimosinîpimosinêwthrow
nicahtawênîhtakosîwclimb down
sôskwaciwêwsôskwaciwêwslide
nîmihitonîmihitodance

Find lots more of Charlie’s videos, stories and more at http://firstnationstories.com/.

(About Sol’s shirt: https://creeliteracy.org/2020/03/17/awas-go-away-most-dialects/)

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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