ᐁᐅᒄ ᐧᒫᐅᒡ ᒣᔪᐦᑖᑯᐦᒡ ᒣᓯᓇᐦᐋᐧᒣᔥᑖᔑᔮᓐ  ᐁ ᓅᑯᓯᔨᓐ ᐧᐋᐸᒥᓱᐧᐃᓂᐦᒡ᙮  ᒥᒄ ᒫᒃ ᒋᔨᐲᐦ ᔖᔥ ᐧᐄᐸᒡ ᓂᒥ ᐃᐦᑎᑯᓐ  ᐁᐅᒄ ᒫᐦᒡ ᒉ ᐃᔮᓐ ᒋᓵᒋᐦᐄᑎᓐ!
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Translated into Eeyou cree by Ernest Moar

Cree love poem

ᐁᐅᒄ ᐧᒫᐅᒡ ᒣᔪᐦᑖᑯᐦᒡ ᒣᓯᓇᐦᐋᐧᒣᔥᑖᔑᔮᓐ

ᐁ ᓅᑯᓯᔨᓐ ᐧᐋᐸᒥᓱᐧᐃᓂᐦᒡ᙮

ᒥᒄ ᒫᒃ ᒋᔨᐲᐦ ᔖᔥ ᐧᐄᐸᒡ ᓂᒥ ᐃᐦᑎᑯᓐ

ᐁᐅᒄ ᒫᐦᒡ ᒉ ᐃᔮᓐ "ᒋᓵᒋᐦᐄᑎᓐ"!

ᐁᐅᒄ ᐧᒫᐅᒡ ᒣᔪᐦᑖᑯᐦᒡ ᒣᓯᓇᐦᐋᐧᒣᔥᑖᔑᔮᓐ

ᐁ ᓅᑯᓯᔨᓐ ᐧᐋᐸᒥᓱᐧᐃᓂᐦᒡ᙮

ᒥᒄ ᒫᒃ ᒋᔨᐲᐦ ᔖᔥ ᐧᐄᐸᒡ ᓂᒥ ᐃᐦᑎᑯᓐ

ᐁᐅᒄ ᒫᐦᒡ ᒉ ᐃᔮᓐ "ᒋᓵᒋᐦᐄᑎᓐ"!

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Cree women

A translation: A cree (cri) (from the east). There are several Montagnais Cree dialects, for this Amerindian nation. The eastern cree is the most important in number. This cree poem is for all the squaws of the cree nation. This Algonquian language is spoken by 100,000 people in Canada and the United States. It is written, as you see, in a beautiful, very particular syllabic alphabet, which it shared with Inuktitut. The Crees have one of the most spoken Native American languages.

The crees

Unequally distributed in the plain and in the forest, the Crees lived by hunting (bison, moose), and by the skins and wood work. In their society organized in exogamous clans, levirate should always be practiced.

The original and Algonquian languages

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