I learnt from Cheryl L'Hirondelle yesterday that nêhiyawêwin is the Cree word for language. It literally means "sound out your worldview".
This is beautiful.
In this word, I have found a teacher, a guide in my efforts to locate a mother tongue out of my obstacles and desires. It makes me wonder what sounds might come out of my worldview, which I recently described as being Daoist, with a post-colonial chip on the shoulder.