Caring: Solomon Ratt (y-dialect)


“A well-spoken sentence in Aturan is a straight line pointing. A well-spoken sentence in Aden is like a spiderweb, each strand with a meaning of its own, a piece of something greater, more complex.” Patrick Rothfuss.

Cree is like Rothfuss’s Adem, except words operate ‘like spiderwebs, each strand with a meaning of its own….’ Take, for example, the word nâkatohkêyimâwasowin “caring” also conveys the ideas of paying close attention, looking after someone, attending to others, and listening closely to others. Much like these geese tend to their young.

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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