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Category Archives: Imperative/command form
napatêhkasikan, my pumpkin pie adventure.
napatêhkasikan cî ahpô wîhkihkasikan? Pie, or cake? Answering “both” is of course understandable, but I like to think that just as some people are ‘dog’ people while others are ‘cat’ people, some of us will take a pie over a … Continue reading
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In case you were thinking Cree was simple…
In a previous post I went wild explaining ways in which words can be constructed in Cree using various suffixes that are imbued with particular meanings. I know that in some ways, this can make Cree seem rather simplistic, albeit … Continue reading
Getting the kids ready for bed…in Cree!
In the spirit of the last post, nêhiyawêtân!, I have been trying to be more consistent with my use of Cree at home. In order to do this, I’m focusing on certain periods of the day to really get the … Continue reading
Before I had children, the plan was that I would be a fluent speaker of Cree so that I could teach it to my children. How hard could it be? I already knew some Cree, and I’d learned to speak … Continue reading
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