Spelling East Cree (Southern) – Boundaries
Adding a personal prefix
The personal prefixes are ᓂ, ᒋ, and ᐅ and are added to possessed nouns. Note that only ᓂ and ᒋ are added to Independent verbs. They are written joined to the word.
If the word begins with ᐃ then add ᓂᑎ, ᒋᑎ or ᐅᑎ.
If the word begins with ᐁ then add ᓂᑌ, ᒋᑌ, or ᐅᑌ.
If the word begins with ᐊ then add ᓂᑕ, ᒋᑕ or ᐅᑕ.
If the word begins with ᐋ then add ᓂᑖ, ᒋᑖ, or ᐅᑖ.
|ᐋᐸᐦᐄᑲᓐ||ᐋᐸᑎᓰᐤ / ᐋᐸᑎᓲ|
|ᓂᑖᐸᐦᐄᑲᓐ||ᓂᑖᐸᑎᓰᓐ / ᓂᑖᐸᑎᓯᓐ|
|ᒋᑖᐸᐦᐄᑲᓐ||ᒋᑖᐸᑎᓰᓐ / ᒋᑖᐸᑎᓯᓐ|
|ᐅᑖᐸᐦᐄᑲᓐ||ᐋᐸᑎᓰᐤ / ᐋᐸᑎᓲ|
If the word begins with ᐅ, then use ᓅ or ᑰ. For the ‘her/his’ third person change the short ᐅ to a long one by adding a dot ᐆ.
If a noun begins with ᐆ then add ᓂᑑ, ᒋᑑ, or ᐅᑑ.
If a verb begins with ᐆ then change to ᓅ or ᑰ.
Note that it is a very common for children to use ᒎ instead of ᑰ in words traditionally beginning with ᑰ:
|Traditional Cree||Modern Cree|
Nouns that are already possessed do not add these prefixes, since these prefixes are already part of the word. These are mostly names of relatives and body parts and are called dependent nouns (marked nad or nid in the dictionary).
A few words are also dependent nouns that are not the names of relatives or body parts.
Table of Contents
- Dialect Differences
- ᒋᐦᑲᔥᑖᑲᓐᐦ The Use of Dots
- Syllabic Finals
- Small syllabic symbols at the end of the word
- No ᒻ or ᓐ in the middle of a word
- ᒃ and ᒄ at the end of a word
- How the small syllabic symbols change when an ending is added
- ᔅ and ᔥ
- ᔦᐦᔦᐧᐋᑲᓐ The use of the ᐦ (h) final
- Large syllabic symbols that sound like finals
- ᐃ, ᐄ and ᔨ
- Syllabic symbols not to forget to write
- Adding endings to nouns and verbs
- New spellings as of summer 2015
- Writing Names
- Standard Roman Orthography (SRO)