Nearly 11,5000 words into Michif-Cree, this dictionary was created to bank individual words and is useful for looking up specific Michif-Cree words. The phrases section has been created to demonstrate how the language is used and how its syntax is structured.
The Michif language -- spoken by descendants of French Canadian fur traders and Cree Indians in western Canada -- is considered an "impossible language" since it uses French for nouns and Cree for verbs, and comprises two different sets of grammatical rules. Bakker uses historical research and fieldwork data to present the first detailed analysis of this language and how it came into being.
We at Two Sisters Language Resources and Applied Linguistics Inc. (or Two Sisters Language Resources for short!) have the mandate of supporting Indigenous language reclamation efforts by developing resources and teaching materials.
In our small director team, we are educators, linguists and language teachers working with various community partners and language speakers to develop the best products possible. We are currently focusing on languages spoken by the Michif/Métis people.