All right, now we get to move on to Chapter 3 at last! It's about the weather and begins with this video where Norm and Stella are apparently talking about the weather in Michif:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5Vk03y2-MM
And the first word I'm going to cover is actually a French word: la brem
'fog'! In French, this is apparently la brume
. I never knew how to talk about fog in French.
Much of the rest of the vocabulary in this chapter is just straight-up French, so I already know it (with the exception noted above). However, there are also verb forms, so for example, 'it's snowing' is mishpoun
[mɪʃˈpʊn]. 'It's raining' is a bit similar to the word for 'rain' in Lnuismk: kimiwan
[ˈkɪmɨˌwan]. 'It's windy' is yootin
[joːˈtɪn]. 'It's cloudy' is [ˈwaːʃeːʃˌkwən], awkwardly spelled ikwaashkwan
on the website. 'It's cold' is kishinaaw
[ˌkʃɪˈnaːw]. 'It's hot' is kizhitew
[ˌkʃɪˈteːw]. The title of this lesson is 'it's a nice day' or miiyoukiishikaw [mijuˈkiːʃkaw]. However, 'the weather is bad' is machi kiishigaw
All right, now we can review all that vocab!
Fog = la brem
It's snowing. = Mishpoun [mɪʃˈpʊn].
It's raining. = Kimiwan [ˈkɪmɨˌwan].
It's windy. = Yootin [joːˈtɪn]/
It's cloudy. = Ikwaashkwan [ˈwaːʃeːʃˌkwən].
It's cold. = Kishinaaw [ˌkʃɪˈnaːw].
It's hot. = Kizhitew [ˌkʃɪˈteːw].
It's a nice day. = Miiyoukiishikaw [mijuˈkiːʃkaw].
The weather's bad. = Machi kiishigaw [mat͡ʃɪˈkiːʃkaw].