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Thanks to Solomon Ratt for giving us a start on baby-related vocabulary (audio below), and to Karlee Fellner for letting us share her own, tiny, poster-child, Naatósíniipi Nikosis. There’s a lot of cultural teaching within the vocabulary Sol assembled: the … Continue reading
nâkatohkêyimâwasowinᓈᑲᑐᐦᑫᔨᒫᐘᓱᐏᐣCaring “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 … Continue reading
miyo-pimâciho : ᒥᔪ ᐱᒫᒋᐦᐅ! (or miyo-pimohtêho : ᒥᔪ ᐱᒧᐦᑌᐦᐅ!) Bon voyage: Have a good trip: Travel well! Here’s some airplane vocabulary you can practice with Solomon Ratt while you’re en route.
Tommy Bird, kitakahkahpicikân! (You have a good team!) January is prime dog racing season, and this amazing video is the closest I may ever come to travelling by dog team. They sure make it look exciting. Thanks to Simon Bird … Continue reading
The late elder Smith Atimoyoo told me once that the Cree are never stuck. I think he meant that they’re innovative problem-solvers, regardless of the circumstances. Which means (in this case) that they use their amazingly flexible and descriptive linguistic … Continue reading