Category Archives: Learn New Words

Find words (or whole sets of words) that are new to you – or newly created by speakers moving Cree into the 21st century.

Caring: Solomon Ratt (y-dialect)

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

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Stay home: Learn Cree – 26. Covid kâhkâkiw

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Stay home: Learn Cree – 25. More Verbs

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Stay home: Learn Cree – 23. When We Hold On (y-dialect)

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Stay home: Learn Cree – 22. Cree Verbs with Caitlyn

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Stay home: Learn Cree – 21. A Spring Bike Ride

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Airplane Vocabulary (Solomon Ratt y-dialect)

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. 

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Tommy Bird and his Team – thanks to Simon Bird and #CreeSimonSays

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

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Hippopotamus in Cree: Solomon Ratt (y-dialect)

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

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Star Vocabulary from Wilfred Buck – SRO, y-dialect

Wilfred Buck’s Tipiskawi Kisik / Night Sky Star Stories must have reached best seller status at McNally Robinson – and at Manitoba First Nations Education Centre where it was produced. It’s really a beauty. Here’s a link that includes a … Continue reading

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