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pimâtisiwin osâmi-apisâsin / Life is too short: Darren Okemaysim (y-dialect, audio)

          Darren Okemaysim translated this familiar, yet anonymous, text into Cree in 2013, before we were able to provide syllabics or audio. Since we’ve got a chance to update it now, perhaps we’d better take it! … Continue reading

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miyo-ocêhtowi-kîsikanisik: A New Year’s wish from Darren Okemaysim

  êkos ôma kâ-wî-kîsi-askîwik kipakosêyihtamâtinâwâw miyo-pimâtisiwin mîna miyo-waskawîwin ka-otihtikoyêk kâhkiyaw – miyo-ocêhtowi-kîsikanisik – sâkihik kâhkiyaw kiwahkômâkanak [ey-ko..soe.mu…kaa-wee-kee.si-us.key.wik…ki.pu.go.sey.tu.maa.ti.naa.wow….mee.yoo-pi.maa.ti.soo.win…mee.nu…mee.yoo-wus.ku.wee.win…ku-o.tee.ti.go.yeyk..- mee.yoo-oo.chey.to.wi-gee.si.gun.sik…- saa.gi.hik…kaa.key.yoe…ki.waah.koe.maa.gu.nuk] As the years come to an end, I wish that good life and good health in all that comes your  way … Continue reading

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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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