Woods Cree is a member of the the Western Cree branch of the Algonquian language family. It is spoken in northern parts of Manitoba and Saskatchewan in Canada. In 2016 there were 1,840 speakers of Woods Cree.
Woods Cree is written with both the Latin alphabet and the Cree syllabic script. University language programs and teacher training programs favour the Latin alphabet, and as a result, use of the syllabic script is declining. The syllabic script can be written with indication of long vowels (pointed) or without that indication (unpointed).
ᐁᑿ ᐆᒪ ᐯᔭᒁᐤ ᐁ ᑫᓯᑳᐠ ᐁ ᑫ ᓈᑕᖬᐯᔮᐣ, ᐁᒁᓂ ᐁᑿ ᓂᑲᐹᐣ, ᐁ ᐅᓭᐦᐊᒁᐤ ᑭᓄᓭᐘᐠ, ᐁᑿ ᑳ ᓂᑕᐏ ᐊᑯᑕᒁᐤ ᐁᑿ ᐊᒁᐚᓂᓯᕁ, ᐁ ᐍ ᐊᔭ ᐍᐢᑿᔁᒁᐤ, ᓇᒣᐢᑎᑿᐠ ᐁ ᐍ ᐅᓭᐦᐊᒁᐤ᙮ ᐁᒁᓂ ᐁᑿ ᓂᐱᒪᐦᑲᒥᑭᓯᐣ ᑭᓄᓭᐘᐠ ᐁ ᐅᓭᐦᐊᒁᐤ, ᐁᑿ ᓈᓯᐯᑎᒥᕁ ᒫᑲ ᐏᖬ ᐆᒪ ᑳ ᐃᑕᐦᑲᒥᑭᓯᔮᐣ᙮
ᐁᑿ ᐅᒪ ᐯᔭᑿᐤ ᐁ ᑫᓯᑲᐠ ᐁ ᑫ ᓇᑕᖬᐯᔭᐣ, ᐁᑿᓂ ᐁᑿ ᓂᑲᐸᐣ, ᐁ ᐅᓭᐊᑿᐤ ᑭᓄᓭᐘᐠ, ᐁᑿ ᑲ ᓂᑕᐏ ᐊᑯᑕᑿᐤ ᐁᑿ ᐊᑿᐊᓂᓯᕁ, ᐁ ᐍ ᐊᔭ ᐍᐢᑿᔁᑿᐤ, ᓇᒣᐢᑎᑿᐠ ᐁ ᐍ ᐅᓭᐊᑿᐤ᙮ ᐁᑿᓂ ᐁᑿ ᓂᐱᒪᑲᒥᑭᓯᐣ ᑭᓄᓭᐘᐠ ᐁ ᐅᓭᐊᑿᐤ, ᐁᑿ ᓇᓯᐯᑎᒥᕁ ᒪᑲ ᐏᖬ ᐅᒪ ᑲ ᐃᑕᑲᒥᑭᓯᔭᐣ᙮
Īkwa ōma pīyakwāw ī-kīsikāk ī-kī-nātaðapīyān, īkwāni īkwa nikapān, ī-osīhakwāw kinosīwak, īkwa kā-nitawi-akotakwāw īkwa akwāwānisihk, ī-wī-aya-wīskwaswakwāw, nimīstikwak ī-wī-osīhakwāw. Īkwāni īkwa nipimahkamikisin kinosīwak ī-osīhakwāw, īkwa nāsipītimihk māka wiða ōma kā-itahkamikisiyān.
Information the Woods Cree language and people
Online Cree dictionary
Cree Language Reader - texts in Cree with translations in English
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