Cree Verb Exercises

Cree Verb Drills posted by Neal McLeod on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/neal.mcleod.37)

 

CREE VERB DRILL (Posted Sept. 22, 2017)
give me
tell me
help me
come with me
speak cree to me
*note. -in added to verb makes the imperative verb form (command) to me/me”

Cree Verb Drill, Sept. 22, 2017 - miy-in, wîhtamaw-in, wîcih-in, wîciw-in, nêhiyawêmototaw-in
Posted Sept. 22, 2017

 

CREE VERB DRILL (Posted April 15, 2017)

Cree Verb Drill, June 2, 2017 - pwâsimototaw: speak Nakota / Assiniboine / Stoney to someone
Posted June 2, 2017

 

CREE VERB DRILL (Posted May 31, 2017)
wâpahta.
to see somethingniwâpahtên. i see something
kiwâpahtênânaw. we (incl.) see something
niwâpahtênân. we (excl.) see somethingkiwâpahtên. you see something
kiwâpahtênâwâw. you (pl.) see somethingwâpahtam. s/he sees something
wâpahtamwak. they see something
wâpatamiyiwa. her/ his (insert word) sees something


 

CREE VERB DRILL (Posted May 30, 2017)
mâmaskâtapam. to look at someone with wonder1. kimâmaskâtapamânaw. we look at her/ him with wonder
kikî-mâmaskâtapânaw. we looked at her/ him with wonder2. kimâmaskâtapamânawak. we look at them with wonder
kikî-mâmaskâtapamânawak. we looked at them with wonder3. kimâmaskâtapamikonaw. she/ he look at us with wonder
kikî-mâmaskâtapamikonaw. she/ he looked at us with wonder

4. kimâmaskâtapamikonawak. they look at us with wonder
kikî-mâmaskâtapamikonawak. they looked at us with wonder


 

CREE VERB DRILL (Posted May 27, 2017)
miskwâpam.
to catch a glimpse if someone1. kimiskwâpamânaw. we (inclusive) catch a glimpse of someone
kikî-miskwâpamânaw (past tense)2. nimiskwâpâmânân. we catch a glimpse of her/ him
nikî-miskwâpamânân (past tense)


 

CREE VERB DRILL (Posted May 23, 2017)
kiskinohamaw.
to teach someonekiskinohamawin. you teach me
kikiskinohamawinân. you teach uskikiskinohamawinâwâw. you (plural) teach me/ us


 

CREE VERB DRILL (Posted May 19, 2017)
wâhpâsi. to be an early riser
niwâhpâsin. i get up early
kiwâhpâsin. you get up early
kiwâhpâsinâwâw. you get up early (plural)
wâhpâsiw. she/ he gets up early
wâhpâsiwak. they get up early
wâhpâsiyiwa. her/ his … gets up early
kiwâhpâsinânaw. we get up early (inclusive)
niwâhpâsinân. we get up early


 

CREE VERB DRILL (Posted May 9, 2017)
kêhtin. to treat someone with respect
nikêhtinâw. i treat someone with respect
nikêhtinik. someone treats me with respect
kikêhtinâw. you treat someone with respect
kikêhtinik. someone treats you with respect


 

CREE VERB DRILL (Posted April 20, 2017)
ê-nikamohikoyahk.
she/he makes us singê-nikamohikoyêk.
she/ he makes you (plural) sing


 

CREE VERB DRILL (Posted April 17, 2017)
nêhiyawêmototaw. to speak cree to someoneê-nêhiyawêmototawitâhk. we speak cree to you
ê-kakwê-nêhiyawêmototawitâhk. we try to talk cree to you
ê-nôhtê-nêhiyawêmototawitâhk. we want to speak cree to you


 

CREE VERB DRILL (Posted April 17, 2017)
natohtaw. to listen to someoneê-natohtawitâhk. we listen to you
ê-nôhtê-natohtawitâhk. we wantbto listen to you
ê-kakwê-natohtawitâhk. we try to listen to you


 

CREE VERB DRILL (Posted April 15, 2017)

Posted April 15, 2017

 

CREE VERB DRILL (Posted April 10, 2017)

Posted April 10, 2017

 

CREE VERB DRILL (Posted April 8, 2017)

Posted April 8, 2017
CREE VERB DRILL (Posted March 22, 2017)
derived from An Intensive Language Course in Cree.
wâpam. to see someone
imperative (commands) inflections:
wâpamin. see me.
wâpamik. (you pl.) see me.
wâpaminân. ( you sg. or pl.) see us.
wâpam. see him.
wâpamihk. (you pl.) see him
wâpamâtân. let’s see him.
wâpamik. see them.
wâpamihkok. (you pl.) see them.
wâpamâtânik. let’s see them.


 

CREE VERB DRILL (Posted March 13, 2017)

wîcêwin. come with me
wîcêwinân. come with us


 

CREE VERB DRILL (Posted March 11, 2017)

oskapêwi. to be a ceremonial helperA. ê-oskapêwiyân. i am a ceremonial helper
ê-oskapêwiyan. you are a ceremonial helper
(often pronounced ê-oskapêwiyin)
ê-oskapêwit. he is a ceremonial helperB. ê-nôhtê-oskapêwiyân. i want to be a ceremonial helper
ê-nôhtê-oskapêwiyan. you want to be a ceremonial helper
ê-nôhtê-oskapêwit. he wants to be a ceremonial helperC. ê-kakwê-oskapêwiyân. I try to be a ceremonial helper
ê-kakwê-oskapêwiyan. you try to be a ceremonial helper
ê-kakwê-oskapêwit. he tries to be a ceremonial helperD. (past tense of B)
ê-kî-nôhtê-oskapêwiyân
ê-kî-nôhtê-oskapêwiyan
ê-kî-nôhtê-oskapêwitE. (past tense of C)
ê-kî-kakwê-oskapêwiyân
ê-kî-kakwê-oskapêwiyan
ê-kî-kakwê-oskapêwitnote: I have heard okihcitaw-iskwêw as a ceremonial helper for females. I think that the way to verbalize this would be “okihcitaw-iskwêwi”CREE VERB DRILL
oskapêwi. to be a ceremonial helperA. ê-oskapêwiyân. i am a ceremonial helper
ê-oskapêwiyan. you are a ceremonial helper
(often pronounced ê-oskapêwiyin)
ê-oskapêwit. he is a ceremonial helperB. ê-nôhtê-oskapêwiyân. i want to be a ceremonial helper
ê-nôhtê-oskapêwiyan. you want to be a ceremonial helper
ê-nôhtê-oskapêwit. he wants to be a ceremonial helperC. ê-kakwê-oskapêwiyân. I try to be a ceremonial helper
ê-kakwê-oskapêwiyan. you try to be a ceremonial helper
ê-kakwê-oskapêwit. he tries to be a ceremonial helperD. (past tense of B)
ê-kî-nôhtê-oskapêwiyân
ê-kî-nôhtê-oskapêwiyan
ê-kî-nôhtê-oskapêwitE. (past tense of C)
ê-kî-kakwê-oskapêwiyân
ê-kî-kakwê-oskapêwiyan
ê-kî-kakwê-oskapêwitnote: I have heard okihcitaw-iskwêw as a ceremonial helper for females. I think that the way to verbalize this would be “okihcitaw-iskwêwi”


 

CREE VERB DRILL (Posted March 10, 2017)
kiskêyiht. to know something

Posted March 10, 2017

CREE VERB DRILL (Posted March 9, 2017)
ninêhiyawân. i speak cree
kinêhiyawân. you speak cree
nêhiyawêw. s/he speaks cree


 

CREE VERB DRILL (Posted March 6, 2017)
tahkon. to carry something
nitahkonên. i carry something
kitahkonên. you carry something
tahkonam. she/ he carries something


 

CREE VERB DRILL (Posted February 28, 2017)

Posted February 28, 2017

CREE VERB DRILL (Posted February 23, 2017)
kêhtin. to treat someone with respect
nikêhtinâw. i treat someone with respect
nikêhtênik. someone treats me with respect
kikêhtênâw. you treat someone with respect
kikêhtênik. someone treats you with respect


 

CREE VERB DRILL (Posted February 21, 2017)
to walk

Posted February 21, 2017

 

CREE VERB DRILL (Posted February 17, 2017)
nisitohtaw. to understand someone

Cree Verb Drill - February 17, 2017
Posted February 17, 2017

CREE VERB DRILL (Posted February 14, 2017)
nahkawêmototaw. speak Saulteaux to someone
ninahkawêmototawâw. i speak saulteaux to her/him
ninahkawêmototawik. she/he speaks Saulteaux to me


 

CREE VERB DRILL (Posted February 5, 2017)
command forms

wâpam. look at her/ him
wâpamihk. look at her/ him (you plural)
nêhiyawêmototaw. speak cree to her/ him
nêhiyawêmototawihk. speak cree to her/ him (you plural)


 

CREE VERB DRILL (Posted February 4, 2017)
miskaw. to find someone
ê-miskâkoyahk. she/ he finds us (inclusive)
ê-miskâkoyâhk. she/ he finds us (exclusive)
ê-miskâkoyahkik. they find us (inclusive)
ê-miskâkoyâhkik. they find us (exclusive)

past tense:
ê-kî-miskâkoyahk
ê-kî-miskâkoyâhk
ê-kî-miskâkoyahkik
ê-kî-miskâkoyâhkik

note: “kawi” compresses “kâ” in the verb form


 

CREE VERB DRILL (Posted February 3, 2017)
nêhiyawêmototaw. speak cree to someone

Posted February 3, 2017

 

CREE VERB DRILL (Posted February 2, 2017)
nakiskaw. to meet someone
ê-nakiskâkoyahk. she/ he meets us all (inclusive)
ê-nakiskâkoyâhk. she/ he meets us (exclusive)
ê-nakiskâkoyahkik. they meet us all (inclusive)
ê-nakiskâkoyâhkik. thet meet us (exclusive)


 

CREE VERB DRILL (Posted February 2, 2017)
atamiskaw. to greets someone; to shake hands with someoneê-atamiskâkoyahk. she/ he greets us allê-atamiskâkoyahk. she/ he greets usnote: “kawi” in the verb form compresses to “kâ”


 

CREE VERB DRILL (Posted February 1, 2017)
nêhiyawêmototaw. to speak cree to someone
ê-nêhiyawêmototawikoyahk. she/ he speaks cree to us all
ê-nêhiyawêmototawikoyâhk. she/ he speaks cree to us
ê-nêhiyawêmototawikoyahkik. they speak cree to us all
ê-nêhiyawêmototawikoyahkik. they speak cree to us


 

CREE VERB DRILL (Posted January 31, 2017)

Posted January 31, 2017

 

CREE VERB DRILLS (Posted January 30, 2017)
pêh. to wait for someone
nipêhik. he/ she waits for me
nipêhikonân. she/ he waits for us (exclusive)
kipêhikonaw. she/ he waits for us all (inclusive)
kipêhik. she/ he waits for you
kipêhikowâw. she/ he waits for you (plural)


 

CREE VERB DRILL

Posted January 15, 2017

 

CREE VERB DRILL (Posted January 7, 2017)
tâpokêyim. to believe someone
ki(tâpokêyim)ânaw. we all (inclusive) believe him/ her
ni(tâpokêyim)ânân. we (exclusive) believe him/ her
ki(tâpokêyim)âw. you believe him/her
ki(tâpokêyim)âwâw. you (plural) believe him/ her
Note: I put the verb root in brackets so that you can see the pattern. Practice this pattern with other verbs:
kiskêyim. I know him/ her
miyo-âcim. to speak well of someone, to tell good stories of someone


 

CREE VERB DRILL (Posted Jan. 2, 2017)

tâpokêyim. to believe someone
ki(tâpokêyim)ânaw. we all (inclusive) believe him/ her
ni(tâpokêyim)ânân. we (exclusive) believe him/ her
ki(tâpokêyim)âw. you believe him/her
ki(tâpokêyim)âwâw. you (plural) believe him/ her

Note: I put the verb root in brackets so that you can see the pattern. Practice this pattern with other verbs:
kiskêyim. I know him/ her
miyo-âcim. to speak well of someone, to tell good stories of someone


 

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