UNIT 2 - LESSON 1 - INTRODUCTION - WORD LIST
For 'Hello', pick which ever phrase you want to use. Whether it's from Cree, Cree roots, or French roots.
For 'I am called / my name is', pick which ever phrase you want to use. Whether it's from Cree or French roots.
(your name) I am called
(your name) dishinihkashon
(your name) dishnihkashon
My name is (your name)
Mōñ nōñ si ____
Mon non si (your name)
I live in (place where you live)
_____ ni wēgin
(place where you live) Ni weegin
_____ ni wēkin
(place where you live) Ni weekin
If you are Indigenous, you may indicate the Nation(s) you identify as. If you are non-Indigenous, you may use the word 'Settler'.
To our knowledge, in the Michif Language, there are only phrases to identify yourself as 'Feminine' or 'Masculine' when indicating your Heritage.
In the Cree Culture, there is limited use of gendered language. So, we have included a Cree non-gender specific phrase that can be used to identify your heritage.
Please select whichever phrase(s) feel most affirming to you.
I am (your heritage)
En _____ nēya Feminine
En (your heritage) neeya
Aeñ _____ nēya Masculine
Aen (your heritage) neeya
_____ nēya Non-gender specific (Cree)
(your heritage) neeya
If you are Indigenous, you may list the home lands where your clan(s) are from. If you are non-Indigenous, you may list the countries your families originate from.
My clan originates from (list main places)
Ma parawntē _____ _____ _____ ōshchēwuk
Ma parawntee (list main places) oscheewuk