A little Cree thinking about Math from Delvin Kanewiyakiho

Some basic practical math concepts, and basic vocabulary – a video from Delvin Kanewiyakiho created for the “Math people at the Catholic School Board office in Saskatoon.”

Some vocabulary from this video (in SRO, cited from the Wolvengrey Dictionary):

  • akihcikêwin ᐊᑭᐦᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ NI counting (CW)
  • ê-akihcikêt ‘he or she is counting’
  • wâhyaw ᐋᐧᐦᔭᐤ IPC far, far away (CW)
  • cîki ᒌᑭ IPC close, close by, near, nearby, near to (CW)
  • mistahi ᒥᐢᑕᐦᐃ IPC much, greatly, a great deal, a lot, lots; very, very many; very much so (CW)
  • apisîs ᐊᐱᓰᐢ IPC a little, a little bit (CW)

Search “Delvin Kanewiyakiho” on Youtube for dozens of other useful nêhiyawêwin words of the day.

 

About Arden Ogg

Arden Ogg is Director of the Cree Literacy Network, a not-for-profit in its seventh year of gathering and curating Cree language literacy materials on the web and creating connections between students, teachers, speakers and linguists across the Cree dialect-and-language continuum.
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