Documentation of Plains Cree nêhiyawêtân


Technical documentation



Leksa (vocabulary training)

Approx. 500 words

  • Semantic fields: human, nature-animals, food-drink, things, daily-life, occupation, everyday, descriptions, speech
  • Books: Introductory 1-4, advanced, audio
  • from Cree to English; from English to Cree (There is not French translation for all words even if it is implemented)

Morfa S (inflect single words without any sentential context provided)


  • Plural
  • Diminutive (most of the nouns): provide the diminutive and ask for the base form
  • Locative
  • Possessive for some nouns
  • details


  • AI-verbs: All persons, as well as present and past tense:
    (kîyânaw) anohc ...
    (kîyânaw) otâkosîhk ...
  • TI- and TA-verbs: Including a typical object to make it clear what kind of verbs they are
  • TA-verbs need more work: how to present the different parts of the paradigm

Morfa C (provide inflected words that are correct in the given sentential context)

Documentation of how to make MarfaC

We use some very frequent sentences - this is a start:


  • Plural
  • Locative
  • Possessive
  • details


Feedback/hints to the student about the morphology

The message for Plural can be:

  1. WORDFORM is an animate noun
  2. and the plural suffix is -ak.
  3. Add -w- because the stem is ending with -k.

The message for possessive can be:

  1. WORDFORM is an animate noun for possessive 4Sg:
  2. The possessive prefix is o- or w-.
  3. The possessive suffix -iyiw- and remember obviative -a.

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