Modules 28

Reading and Writing Cree Syllabics

Learn how to read and write Cree syllabics.

Beginner – Intended for Cree speakers (L1) who wish to learn basic syllabics

Beginner L1 Intended for Cree speakers

Thematic Vocabulary

Learn vocabulary by theme, practice reading syllabics.

Beginner Intended for Cree speakers (L1) who wish to learn basic syllabics, or for second-language learners (L2)

Beginner L1 Intended for Cree speakers L2 Intended for second-language speakers

Opposites

Test vocabulary knowledge and reading ability (no sound) with pairs of opposite words.

Beginner to intermediate – Intended for Cree speakers (L1) 

Beginner Intermediate L1 Intended for Cree speakers

Dialogues

Listen and read along to short conversations between Cree speakers.

Beginner to intermediate – Intended for second-language learners (L2)

Beginner Intermediate L2 Intended for second-language speakers

Personal Narratives (work in progress)

Strengthen your comprehension skills by listening to personal narratives in Cree.

Intermediate to advanced – Intended for second-language learners (L2)

Advanced Intermediate L2 Intended for second-language speakers

Pronouns (work in progress)

Learn and distinguish between various types of Cree pronouns.

Beginner – Intended for Cree speakers (L1) or second-language learners (L2)

Beginner L1 Intended for Cree speakers L2 Intended for second-language speakers

Cree Grammar: Nouns & Verbs, Animate/Inanimate

Learn grammar: nouns and verbs, grammatical gender of nouns, gender agreement of nouns and verbs. Continue practicing reading syllabics with thematic vocabulary.

Intermediate to advanced – Intended for Cree speakers (L1)

Advanced Intermediate L1 Intended for Cree speakers

Reading Texts

Practice reading texts with “fill in the blank” activities, dictations, etc. These activities are intended to complement Cree literacy courses.

Advanced – Intended for Cree speakers (L1) or second-language learners (L2)

Advanced L1 Intended for Cree speakers L2 Intended for second-language speakers

Conjugating Verbs: VII – BEGINNER

Learn to conjugate inanimate intransitive verbs (VII) like ᓅᑯᓐ nuukun 'it is visible'. 

Lessons include commonly used forms for all verb classes and stems in indicative present for Independent (01) and Conjunct (11a).

Beginner VII Verb, inanimate intransitive

Conjugating Verbs VAI – BEGINNER 1

Learn to conjugate animate intranstitive verbs (VAI) like ᑎᑯᔑᓐ tikushin "s/he arrives".

Lessons include commonly used forms for all verb classes and stems in the indicative present for Independent (01), Conjunct (11a), and Imperative (17a) in the singular.

Beginner VAI Verb, animate intransitive

Conjugating Verbs: VTI – BEGINNER 1

Learn to conjugate transitive inanimate verbs (VTI) like ᑭᓂᐧᐋᐱᐦᑎᒻ kiniwaapihtim "s/he sees something".

Lessons include commonly used forms for all verb classes and stems in the indicative present for Independent (01), Conjunct (11a), and Imperative (17a) in the singular.

Beginner VTI Verb, transitive inanimate

Conjugating Verbs: VTA – BEGINNER 1

Learn to conjugate transitive animate verbs (VTA) like ᐙᐱᒫᐤ waapimaau "s/he sees him/her".

Lessons include commonly used forms for all verb classes and stems in the indicative present for Independent (01), Conjunct (11a), and Imperative (17a) for local persons in the singular.

Beginner VTA Verb, transitive animate

Conjugating Verbs: VAI – BEGINNER 2

Learn to conjugate animate intransitive verbs (VAI) like ᑎᑯᔑᓐ tikushin "s/he arrives".

Lessons include commonly used forms for all verb classes and stems in the indicative present for Independent (01) and Conjunct (11a), non-local persons (3, 3p, 4).

Beginner VAI Verb, animate intransitive

Conjugating Verbs: VTI – BEGINNER 2

Learn to conjugate transitive inanimate verbs (VTI) like ᑭᓂᐧᐋᐱᐦᑎᒻ kiniwaapihtim "s/he sees something".

Lessons include commonly used forms for all verb classes and stems in the indicative present for Independent (01) and Conjunct (11a), non-local persons (3, 3p, 4).

Beginner VTI Verb, transitive inanimate

Conjugating Verbs: VTA – BEGINNER 2

Learn to conjugate transitive animate verbs (VTA) like ᐙᐱᒫᐤ waapimaau "s/he sees him/her".

Lessons include commonly used forms for all verb classes and stems in the indicative present for Independent (01), Conjunct (11a), and Imperative (17a) for mixed persons in the singular.

Beginner VTA Verb, transitive animate

Conjugating Verbs: VAI – BEGINNER 3

Learn to conjugate animate intransitive verbs (VAI) like ᑎᑯᔑᓐ tikushin "s/he arrives".

Lessons include commonly used forms for all verb classes and stems in the indicative present for Independent (01), Conjunct (11a), and Imperative (17a) in the plural. (Persons 2p, 21p, 1p).  VAI and VAI+O verb classes included. 

Beginner VAI Verb, animate intransitive

Conjugating Verbs: VTI – BEGINNER 3

Learn to conjugate transitive inanimate verbs (VTI) like ᑭᓂᐧᐋᐱᐦᑎᒻ kiniwaapihtim "s/he sees something".

Lessons include commonly used forms for all verb classes and stems in the indicative present for Independent (01), Conjunct (11a), and Imperative (17a) in the plural. (Persons 2p, 21p, 1p).

Beginner VTI Verb, transitive inanimate

Conjugating Verbs: VTA – BEGINNER 3

Learn to conjugate transitive animate verbs (VTA) like ᐙᐱᒫᐤ waapimaau "s/he sees him/her".

Lessons include commonly used forms for all verb classes and stems in the indicative present for Independent (01), Conjunct (11a), and Imperative (17a) for non-local persons.

Beginner VTA Verb, transitive animate

Conjugating Verbs: VAI – BEGINNER 4

Learn to conjugate animate intransitive verbs (VAI) like ᑎᑯᔑᓐ tikushin "s/he arrives".

Lessons include commonly used forms for all verb classes and stems in the indicative present for Independent (01), Conjunct (11a), and Imperative (17a) in the relationalVAI and VAI+O verb classes included. 

Beginner VAI Verb, animate intransitive

Conjugating Verbs: VTI – BEGINNER 4

Learn to conjugate transitive inanimate verbs (VTI) like ᑭᓂᐧᐋᐱᐦᑎᒻ kiniwaapihtim "s/he sees something".

Lessons include commonly used forms for all verb classes and stems in the indicative present for Independent (01), Conjunct (11a), and Imperative (17a) in the relational.

Beginner VTI Verb, transitive inanimate

Conjugating Verbs: VTA – BEGINNER 4

Learn to conjugate transitive animate verbs (VTA) like ᐙᐱᒫᐤ waapimaau "s/he sees him/her".

Lessons include commonly used forms for all verb classes and stems in the indicative present for Independent (01), Conjunct (11a), and Imperative (17a) in singular mixed persons with obviative.

Beginner VTA Verb, transitive animate

Conjugating Verbs: VTA – BEGINNER 5

Learn to conjugate transitive animate verbs (VTA) like ᐙᐱᒫᐤ waapimaau "s/he sees him/her".

Lessons include commonly used forms for all verb classes and stems in the indicative present for Independent (01), Conjunct (11a), and Imperative (17a) for local persons in the plural.

Beginner VTA Verb, transitive animate

Conjugating Verbs: VTA – BEGINNER 6

Learn to conjugate transitive animate verbs (VTA) like ᐙᐱᒫᐤ waapimaau "s/he sees him/her".

Lessons include commonly used forms for all verb classes and stems in the indicative present for Independent (01), and Conjunct (11a) for mixed persons in the  plural(1, 2 ↔︎ 3, 3p)

Beginner VTA Verb, transitive animate

Conjugating Verbs: VTA – BEGINNER 7

Learn to conjugate transitive animate verbs (VTA) like ᐙᐱᒫᐤ waapimaau "s/he sees him/her".

Lessons include commonly used forms for all verb classes and stems in the indicative present for Independent (01), and Conjunct (11a) for mixed persons in the plural(1p, 21p, 2p ↔︎ 3, 3p)

Beginner VTA Verb, transitive animate

Conjugating Verbs: VAI – INTERMEDIATE

Learn to conjugate animate intransitive verbs (VAI) like ᑎᑯᔑᓐ tikushin "s/he arrives".

Lessons include commonly used forms for all verb classes and stems in the indicative present for Independent (01) and Conjunct (11a) for unspecified actor (or passive) forms.

Intermediate VAI Verb, animate intransitive

Conjugating Verbs: VTI – INTERMEDIATE

Learn to conjugate transitive inanimate verbs (VTI) like ᑭᓂᐧᐋᐱᐦᑎᒻ kiniwaapihtim "s/he sees something".

Lessons include commonly used forms for all verb classes and stems in the indicative present for Independent (01) and Conjunct (11a) for unspecified actor (or passive) forms.

Intermediate VTI Verb, transitive inanimate

Conjugating Verbs: VTA – INTERMEDIATE 1

Learn to conjugate transitive animate verbs (VTA) like ᐙᐱᒫᐤ waapimaau "s/he sees him/her".

Lessons include commonly used forms for all verb classes and stems in the indicative present for Independent (01), and Conjunct (11a) in the passive. 

Intermediate VTA Verb, transitive animate

Conjugating Verbs: VTA – INTERMEDIATE 2

Learn to conjugate transitive animate verbs (VTA) like ᐙᐱᒫᐤ waapimaau "s/he sees him/her".

Lessons include commonly used forms for all verb classes and stems in the indicative present for Independent (01), and Conjunct (11a) in the obviative and further obviative. 

Intermediate VTA Verb, transitive animate

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