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Alberta Elders' Cree Dictionary/alperta ohci kehtehayak nehiyaw otwestamakewasinahikan

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  • ISBN-13: 9780888643094
  • ISBN: 0888643098
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Publisher: University of Alberta Press

AUTHOR

LeClaire, Nancy, Cardinal, George, Waugh, Earle

SUMMARY

This remarkable dictionary includes extensive Cree-English and English-Cree sections. It also includes:_ parts of speech,_ a _New Terms_ supplement to the English-Cree section,_ appendices on kinship terms, months and numbers, andterms commonly used in government, courts and other institutions.The Cree people constitute the largest Aboriginal language group in Alberta, and many other Cree-speakers live across Canada. This dictionary is based upon both Northern Cree (the _TH_ dialect) and Plains Cree (the _Y_ dialect).Work on the dictionary begain in the mid 1970s through the initiative of Nancy LeClaire, a Cree nun from Hobbema. The dictionary has since had many other generous and dedicated contributors from among Alberta's Cree speakers.Despite its many years in the making, this dictionary will continue to grow and change along with a living language, helping Cree youth become more fluent in their language, and providing a bridge for others to appreciate its beauty.LeClaire, Nancy is the author of 'Alberta Elders' Cree Dictionary/alperta ohci kehtehayak nehiyaw otwestamakewasinahikan', published 2002 under ISBN 9780888643094 and ISBN 0888643098.

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