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?
Today, we focus on days of the week, first, simply reading and reciting them in y- or th-dialect (as you prefer), and then in another of Sol’s (y-dialect) teaching video that uses the days of the week to illustrate daily activities and telling time.
(About Sol’s shirt: https://creeliteracy.org/2020/03/17/awas-go-away-most-dialects/)
I’m trying to do my genealogy….this is one of the names written down in ancestry…it’s most likely spelt incorrectly, but could you help me with what it might mean?
It looks to me like the word for “noon” – that would be written as âpihtâ-kîsikâw in standard spelling. Here’s a link to the itwêwina dictionary that includes audio: https://itwewina.altlab.app/word/%C3%A2piht%C3%A2-k%C3%AEsik%C3%A2w/