This is an image of the cover of the e-book "When the Trees Crackle with Cold: A Cree Calendar" in the y-dialect.

We hope you are enjoying the book “When the Trees Crackle with Cold: A Cree Calendar” by Bernice Johnson-Laxdal and Miriam Körner.

To hear words from the book in nēhiyawēwin (the y-dialect, or Northern Plains Cree), click or tap on the play arrow below each word.

If you would like your own audio book copy, or if you would like to hear Cree in the th-dialect or n-dialect, you can buy the audio books in English and the y-dialect, the th-dialect, or the n-dialect through the local publisher Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing.

We thank the authors and publisher for letting us use these sound files and pronunciation guides; and special thanks to Bernice Johnson-Laxdal, who spoke the words in these recordings.

 


kisīpīsim

ki/SEE/PEE/sim


nipihtikwacimihtānān


mikisiwipīsim

mi/GIS/sow/wi/PEE/sim


nipōsinān


niskipīsim

nis/KI/PEE/sim


nikanācihtānān


ayīkipīsim

uy/EE/ki/PEE/sim


nimācikistikānān


sākipakāwipīsim

sa/gi/PUK/a/wi/PEE/sim


nipakitahwānān


pāskāwihowipīsim

pas/SKAW/wi/houw/wi/PEE/sim


nikotawānān


paskowipīsim

pus/SKOUW/wi/PEE/sim


nikaskāpaswānānak kinosēwak


ohpahōwipīsim

ouh/PU/hoo/wi/PEE/sim


nimawisonān


nōcihitowipīsim

NOOTS/eeh/tou/wi/PEE/sim


nimācānān


pimihāwipīsim

pi/mi/HAW/wi/PEE/sim


nimīnisāpwohkānān


ihkopīwipīsim

ee/HI/kou/pee/wi/PEE/sim


nitāpisahiminānān


pawācakinasīsipīsim

pu/WA/tsu/gun/u/sees/i/PEE/sim


nikaskwāsonān


Seasons


nīpin

NEE/pin


takwākin

ta/GWA/kin


mikiskāw

mi/GIS/skaw


pipon

PIP/poun


sīkwan

SEE/kwun


miyoskāmin

mee/YOUS/ka/min