Plains Cree

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This is the language spoken by the Plains Cree people around Saskatchewan and Alberta and by some people on Rocky Boys Reservation, Montana(USA). Although there are a few dialects of Cree, the Plains dialect emphasizes the "Y" whereas other dialects will use a "th" or "L" when they speak.


Simple Words:Edit

  • How - Tah-ni-si (pronounced Don-say or Don-see)
  • Who - ah-wi-nah (owwey-na)
  • Where - Tah-ni-te (Don-day)
  • What - Ki-kwah-y (Kee-gway)
  • How are you - Tah-ni-si-ki-ya (Don-si-kee-ya)
  • I am fine - Ni-mi-ya-mah-chi-oin

I am good - Ni-mi-wah-sin

  • Good - Mi-wah-sin or depending on how it is used, Mi-ew
  • How about you - Ki-ya-ma-kah
  • Me to, I am also fine - Nis-tah-mi-wah-sin
  • Me, I - Ni-ya

me too - Nis-tah-mi-na

  • Cree - Ne-i-yah-w (nay-he-yo)

Come in - Pi-ti-kway (beat da gway) (used when someone knocks or allowing someone to enter a dwelling) Sit Down - Ah-ya-pi stand up - po-si-ko Jump - o-pi Almost - ki-kahts


Numbers:Edit

1 - pe-yahk 2 - Ni-so 3 - Nis-to 4 - Ne-o 5 - Ni-ya-nahn 6 - ni-ko-twah-sik 7 - te-pah-kop 8 - ay-nah-new 9 - ki-ka-mi-tah-taht 10 - mi-tah-taht 11 - Pe-yahk-o-sahp 12 - Ni-so-sahp 13 - Nis-to-sahp 14 - Ne-o-sahp 15 - Ni-yah-nahn-o-sahp 16 - Ni-ki-twah-so-sahp 17 - te-pah-kop-sahp 18 - ay-nah-new-sahp 19 - Ki-kah-mi-tah-tah-o-sahp 20 - Nis-tah-no

21 - Nis-tah-no ah-yi-wahk pe-yahk (twenty and one)