Cree language Alberta Elders' Cree dictionary = alperta ohci kehtehayak nehiyaw otwestamâkewasinahikan

Type
Book
Authors
Nancy LeClaire ( LeClaire, Nancy )
George Cardinal ( Cardinal, George )
Earle H. Waugh ( Waugh, Earle H. )
 
ISBN 10
0888642849 
ISBN 13
9780888642844 
Category
First Nations Language Resources  [ Browse Items ]
Publication Year
1998 
Pages
577 
Subject
Cree language -- Dictionaries -- English 
Abstract
"This remarkable dictionary includes extensive Cree-English and English-Cree sections. It also includes:
- parts of speech,
- a "New Terms" supplement to the English-Cree section,
- appendices on kinship terms, months and numbers, and
- terms commonly used in government, courts and other institutions.

The Cree people constitute the largest Aboriginal language group in Alberta, and many other Cree-speakers live across Canada. This dictionary is based upon both Northern Cree (the "TH" dialect) and Plains Cree (the "Y" dialect).

Work on the dictionary began in the mid 1970s through the initiative of Nancy LeClaire, a Cree nun from Hobbema. The dictionary has since had many other generous and dedicated contributors from among Alberta's Cree speakers.

Despite its many years in the making, this dictionary will continue to grow and change along with a living language, helping Cree youth become more fluent in their language, and providing a bridge for others to appreciate its beauty."--Back cover. 
Description
xxv, 577 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm. 
Biblio Notes
Contents:
Foreword / Thelma J. Chalifoux --
Nakayaskamohtahiwewin/Introduction / George Cardinal --
Helping you use the dictionary --
Cree/English dictionary/Nehiyawewin/Akayasemowin asinahikewin --
English/Cree dictionary/Akayasemowin/Nehiyawewin asinahikewin --
English/Cree supplement --
new terms --
Appendix A: A legal oath --
Appendix B: Months --
Appendix C: Numbers --
Appendix D: Kinship terms --
Selected bibliography.

Responsibility:
Nancy LeClaire & George Cardinal ; edited by Earle H. Waugh ; Cree consultants, Emily Hunter [and others].  
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