Spoken L1 Language: Michif

Subclassification references
Comments on subclassification

Michif is classified here is a Plains Cree variety with a very large number of French loans. French-derived words in Michif have Cree stress patterns (and possibly also vowel length and nasality) and several elements of the noun phrase are Cree-derived (animacy; alienability; demonstratives; quantifier syntax; derived nouns; adnominal relative clauses) as is the loss of elision and behaviour of articles ( Rhodes, Richard 1977 , Peter Bakker 1997 ). Verb stems of French origin occur but usually need a derivational verbalising affix Rhodes, Richard 1977 , Peter Bakker 1997 in a manner similar to many other languages borrowing verbs.

AES status:
nearly extinct
Source:
Campbell, Lyle and Lee, Nala Huiying and Okura, Eve and Simpson, Sean and Ueki, Kaori 2017
Comment:
Michif (1755-crg) = Critically Endangered (80 percent certain, based on the evidence available)
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