Spelling East Cree (Northern) – ᐃ, ᐄ and

at the end of words

  • ᐊᐳ
  • ᑑᑑᔑᓈᐳ / ᒎᒎᔑᓈᐳ
  • ᓂᒧ
  • ᐐᐦᑯ
  • ᐐᑐ
  • ᐅᓱ
  • ᐅᑎᐦᑯ

and in the middle of a word

After (h) the long is used:

ᒥᓯᓂᐦᒑᐤ ᒥᓯᓂᐦᑭᓐ
ᐅᑖᒥᐦᒑᐤ ᐅᑖᒥᐦᑭᓐ
ᒋᔥᑐᐎᐦᒑᐤ ᒋᔥᑐᐎᐦᑭᓐ
ᑳᔥᑭᐦᒑᐤ ᑳᔥᑭᐦᑭᓐ
ᔑᔓᐦᒑᐤ ᔑᔓᐦᑭᓐ
ᐊᔓᐦᒑᐤ ᐊᔓᐦᑭᓐ

A few words with in the middle are given here, but there are more in the dictionary.

  • ᐙᔥ
  • ᐙᐦᒡ
  • ᐦᑯᓈᐤ


is used in verb endings:

sleep sit
(ᓃᔨ) ᑳ ᓂᐹᔮᓐ ᑳ ᐊᐱᔮᓐ
(ᒌᔨ) ᑳ ᓂᐹ ᑳ ᐊᐱ
(ᐐᔨ) ᑳ ᓂᐹᑦ ᑳ ᐊᐱᑦ
ᑳ ᓂᐹᒡᐦ ᑳ ᐊᐱᒡᐦ
(ᓃᔮᓐ) ᑳ ᓂᐹᔮᐦᒡ ᑳ ᐊᐱᔮᐦᒡ
(ᒌᔮᓂᐤ) ᑳ ᓂᐹᐦᒄ ᑳ ᐊᐱᐦᒄ
(ᒌᔨᐙᐤ) ᑳ ᓂᐹᔮᒄ ᑳ ᐊᐱᔮᒄ
(ᐐᔨᐙᐤ) ᑳ ᓂᐹᒡ ᑳ ᐊᐱᒡ
white visible
ᑳ ᐙᐹᒡ ᑳ ᓅᑯᐦᒡ
ᑳ ᐙᐹᒡᐦ ᑳ ᓅᑯᐦᒡᐦ
ᑳ ᐙᐹ ᑳ ᓅᑯᓂ
ᑳ ᐙᐹᒡᐦ ᑳ ᓅᑯᓂᒡᐦ

Keep the in words which end in ᐱᔨᐤ when they add a suffix:

ᐱᒥᒋᐱᔨᐤ ᐱᒥᒋᐱᐦᐋᐤ ᐱᒥᒋᐱᐦᑖᐤ
ᐲᒥᐱᔨᐤ ᐲᒥᐱᐦᐋᐤ ᐲᒥᐱᐦᑖᐤ
ᐅᔂᐱᔨᐤ ᐅᔂᐱᐦᐋᐤ ᐅᔂᐱᐦᑖᐤ
ᒋᐦᒋᐱᔨᐤ ᒋᐦᒋᐱᐦᐋᐤ ᒋᐦᒋᐱᐦᑖᐤ
ᐹᐱᔨᐤ ᐹᐱᐦᐋᐤ ᐹᐱᐦᑖᐤ

Be careful of these words, which sound similar but are written differently.

cod ᐧᐃ it (anim) howls
pus her/his body

New spelling for ᑖᐤ and ᑎᑯᓐ, ᑐᑎᒻ and ᑐᑎᐙᐤ

Note that the words ᐃᐦᑖᐤ and ᐃᐦᑎᑯᓐ, ᐃᐦᑐᑎᒻ and ᐃᐦᑐᑎᐙᐤ, begin with ᐃᐦ… which is often not pronounced. Nevertheless it is written. It can be heard clearly when a prefix is added to the word or the first vowel is changed. For example: ᐃᐦᑖᐤ, ᒋᑎᐦᑖᓐ, ᐋᐦᑖᐎᑦ.

Write… Not…
ᐦᑖᐤ ᑖᐤ
ᐦᑎᑯᓐ ᑎᑯᓐ
ᐦᑐᑎᒻ ᑐᑎᒻ
ᐦᑐᑎᐙᐤ ᑐᑎᐙᐤ

See also: Spelling East Cree – Southern Dialect – , and