Category Archives: Darren Okemaysim

Darren Okemaysim is a y-dialect speaker who lives and teaches in Regina

piminawasowikamik: Words for the Kitchen from Darren J. Okemaysim

SRO   (pronunciation)   –  meaning kotawânâpisk (ko.tu.waa.naa.pisk) – stove| tahkastêpicikan (taah.kus.tey.pi.chi.gun)  –  fridge âkwacikan (aa.gwu.chi.gun) – freezer akocikan (u.goo.chi.gun) – cupboard or drawer oyâkana (oo.yaa.gu.nu) – dishes minihkwâcikana (mi.neeh.kwaa.chi.gu.nu) – cups askihk (us.keehk) – kettle êmihkwân (ey.meeh.kwaan) – spoon cîstahasêpon (chees.tu.hu.sey.pon) … Continue reading

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pimâtisiwin osâmi-apisâsin…

      Audio by Solomon Ratt: Media Rough line-by-line pronunciation guide, provided by Darren Okemaysim: pimâtisiwin osâmi-apisâsin ka-ati-waniskâk kîkisêpa ê-mîhtâtaman kîkwây. êkosi, sakihik êkonik kwayask Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, So, love … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Wish from Darren Okemaysim

I’ve known Darren so long, I can’t even remember when we met. It was a genuine treat to see him, and get a big bear hug at the SICC Language Keepers Conference a few weeks ago. In sharing his Facebook … Continue reading

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