Sometimes Cree language complexity makes English look impoverished. Take this lesson on demonstrative pronouns, for example, that English tries to cover with merely “this/these” and “that/those.” Thanks to Andrea Custer for permission to share this really carefully crafted lesson that shows us how much information Cree can pack into these little word forms.
[Andrea is currently teaching and studying at First Nations University. Find more of her lessons online at https://www.learncreewithandrea.com/]
Summary of Cree Demonstrative Pronouns
Solomon Ratt provides the following adjustments (for th-dialect):
ôki > ôko
ôhi > ôho
ê > î (nîki, nîma, nîhi)