Documentation of Plains Cree Gïelese - demo
Gïelese means "to the language" and is a application for practising words in South Saami. One can use the application on internet and it is possible to download it to a mobile phone or a notepad. We want to use the infrastructure for making a such application for Plains Cree.
It could be desirable to collaborate with the Miyo Wahkohtowin Education in Maskwawis and e.g. use their Neyaskweyâhk Cree Department booklet about Gardening as a base, and also use the photos from that booklet for practising nouns. We could use a part of the infrastructure for South Saami Gïelese and exchange the audio-files and photos and text, for demonstration purposes.
- Practising words:
We use the photos in the booklet
- Practising verbs in sentences:
We choose some of the fruits/vegetables in the booklet and make pictures for illustrating verbs for learning the sentences: He's eating an apple. He's buying an apple. They are eating apples... Corresponding photos could be: a person eating/drinking/buying/looking at banana/carrot/apple and so on. We'll use some nouns which are NA and NI. These could be verbs such as:
- drinking NI, eating NA + NI, seeing NI + NA, buying NA + NI (same verb), picking NA + NI, cooking NA + NI, baking NA + NI
- Practising plural in sentences:
We use the same vegetables: He has an apple, he has many apples, there are oranges...
words (mostly nouns): 35 photos (from the booklet), 35 audiofiles, 35 text-files
verbs in sentences: He's eating an apple. He's buying an apple. They are eating apples... Tentative plan: 8 nouns x 4 verbs = 32 photos + audiofiles + text-files
- Suitable nouns from the booklet:
- inanimate nouns: sîwipakwa (rhubarb), otêhimin (strawberry), otêhipak (cabbage), nîpiy (lettuce/salad)
- animate nouns: picikwâs (apple), osâwâs (orange), wâkâs (banana), oskâtâsk (carrot), kihci-okiniy (tomato)
singular vs. plural in sentences: Sentences like: he has an apple, he has several apples. 8 nouns x 2 = 16 photos + audio files + text-files