Elders describe their relationships to Michif language, Cree language dialects, and the challenges of writing these languages. They further talk about words in the Michif language and teaching the language.
Esther describes relocating when she married and that the language spoken was more Michif. She outlines her grandparents language varieties and some of the influences including residential school. Esther was pressed by fellow Cree people […]
Esther describes Cree words that sound the same – lake, gun, refrigerator, and words for musical instruments. She says the words for hammer, thrashing machine. She describes the advent of Michif words when they didn’t […]