Back at it again this week with learning Cree... I decided to make a YouTube video to try and publicly pronounce some short sayings.
I tried my best to say "My name is Reagan" and "I am originally from Foam Lake".
Nitisiyihkâson Reagan. Kayahtê nitohcîn Foam Lake.
I know that my pronunciation may be a little off. I tried my best to say the words correctly but I was simply using the information I found in my textbook, Mâci-Nêhiyawêwin: Beginning Cree.
Within this textbook there is a lot of information, but so far I have been focusing on the Cree SRO consonants, vowels, minimal pairs and vocabulary. It unfortunately has been a battle to try and get the pronunciations correct. I have been video taping myself and listening trying to get it and I am having difficulty getting away from my English vowels.
I have gotten a lot better, but there is still a lot of work to do and I will undoubtedly be continuing this journey long after EDTC 300.
I was going to share some more vocabulary that I have learned but I wanted to keep it short for this week and continue to work on them.
I will be starting to use the Solomon Ratt videos more now so that I can hear how things are supposed to be pronounced and get a bit better instruction rather than just reading a textbook.