Word of the Week…en Michif!
li chirañ and lé chéráñ
The Northern Lights. Li/Lé is the definite article ‘the.’ Occasionally the word of the week will be from the Michif or Metis French lexicon. These languages developed out of the contact between French speakers and speakers of indigenous languages such as Cree and Ojibwe. According to some studies, Michif itself is a combination of Cree and Metis French with regional variations. This will be a learning experience for many of us, including myself! Sources: Wikepedia, Metis Resource Center, and Learning Michif.