Why am I here? Solomon Ratt (y-dialect)

cêskwa! tânêhki ôma ôta kâ-pê-itohtêyân?
ᒉᐢᑿ! ᑖᓀᐦᑭ ᐆᒪ ᐆᑕ ᑳ ᐯ ᐃᑐᐦᑌᔮᐣ?
Wait! Why did I come here?

ispîhk kâ-kî-oski-ayisiyiniwiyân nikî-mâmaskâtên nipimâtisiwin, tânêhki ôma ôta kâ-ayâyân?
ispîhk kâ-kêhtê-ayisiyiniwiyân nimâmaskâtên tânêhki ôma kâ-kî-itohtêyân piminawasowikamikohk.

ᐃᐢᐲᕽ ᑳ ᑮ ᐅᐢᑭ ᐊᔨᓯᔨᓂᐏᔮᐣ ᓂᑮ ᒫᒪᐢᑳᑌᐣ ᓂᐱᒫᑎᓯᐏᐣ, ᑖᓀᐦᑭ ᐆᒪ ᐆᑕ ᑳ ᐊᔮᔮᐣ?
ᐃᐢᐲᕽ ᑳ ᑫᐦᑌ ᐊᔨᓯᔨᓂᐏᔮᐣ ᓂᒫᒪᐢᑳᑌᐣ ᑖᓀᐦᑭ ᐆᒪ ᑳ ᑮ ᐃᑐᐦᑌᔮᐣ ᐱᒥᓇᐘᓱᐏᑲᒥᑯᕽ᙮

When I was a young person I wondered about my life, why am I here?
When I’m an old person I wonder why I went to the kitchen.

We’ve “borrowed” this 2017 image from Dave Coverley’s cartoon website. Learn more about him and his work here: https://www.speedbump.com (Lacking permission, we hope to be forgiven!)
Unapologetic audio from Solomon Ratt, and from me (with apologies!)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Contact Us: