Spelling East Cree (Southern) – Punctuation
The end of a sentence is marked with ᙮ used as a period.
- ᓂᒥᔥᑕᒥᔦᔨᐦᑌᓈᓐ ᔖᔥ ᐁ ᒌᔅᑖᑲᓅᐦᒡ ᐆ ᒪᓯᓇᐦᐄᑲᓐ᙮
ᐃᔅᑯᑖᒧᐧᐋᑲᓐ, ᓇᐦᐊᑖᒧᐧᐋᑲᓐ Comma
The comma is used to mark when you take a breath.
- ᐁᓛ, ᕉᕪ, ᑌᐃᓰ ᑲᔦᐦ ᒪᕐᑲᕇᑦ ᒥᔥᑖᐸᑎᓰᐅᒡ᙮
The English question mark is not used when the sentence begins with a question word such as ᑖᓐ, ᐊᐧᐁᓐ, ᒉᐧᑳᓐ, ᑖᐃᔅᑉ or ᑖᓂᑌᐦ.
- ᐊᐧᐁᓐ ᑌᑯᔑᐦᒃ᙮
- ᒉᐧᑳᓐ ᑳ ᒥᓂᐦᐧᑫᔨᓐ᙮
- ᑖᓐ ᒋᒪᔅᒋᓯᓐ᙮
- ᑖᐃᔅᑉ / ᑖᐃᔥᐱᔥ ᒉ ᑕᑯᔑᐦᒃ᙮
- ᑖᓂᑌᐦ ᐁᐦᑖᑦ ᕈᕪ᙮
The question marker ᐋ is added to make a yes-no question and is written separately.
The question marker ᐋ is written after the word to which you would like the answer ‘yes’ or ‘no’.
|ᐅᑖᑯᔒᐦᒡ ᐋ ᒌ ᑕᑯᔑᓐ᙮||ᒌ ᑕᑯᔑᓐ ᐋ ᐅᑖᑯᔒᐦᒡ᙮|
|ᒌ ᐧᐋᐸᒣᐤ ᐋ ᐅᔒᒥᔥᐦ᙮||ᐅᔒᒥᔥᐦ ᐋ ᒌ ᐧᐋᐸᒣᐤ᙮|
These are not used in writing Cree syllabics. Instead, verbs like ᐃᑌᐤ, ᐃᓈᓅ and ᐃᑖᑲᓅ are used to indicate that someone else is speaking, or that someone’s words are being reported.
- ᐧᐄᐸᒡ ᓂᑲ ᒦᒋᓱᓐ ᐃᐧᑌᐤ ᒣᕇ᙮
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)