The Grammar of Plains Cree Words is primarily divided between the four main word classes: Nouns, Verbs, Particles, and Pronouns.  However, within each of these main Parts of Speech, we can find further subclasses and these more detailed parts of speech codes will be found within these pages and listed within the entries of the  nēhiyawēwin / Plains Cree Dictionary.  Each of these codes will be explained within the appropriate section of these Grammar pages but, for quick reference, all of the parts of speech codes are listed here with a brief description (and links to the appropriate page(s)):

INM Indeclinable Nominal – a non-nominal (usually verbal) structure used to form names in place of a noun
   
IPC Indeclinable Particle – a free particle
IPH Indeclinable Particle Phrase – two or more particles combined into a Phrase
IPJ Indeclinable Interjection – a particle used as a holophrastic utterance (i.e. an exclamation unto itself) outside of clausal syntax
IPN Indeclinable Prenoun – a particle which must be attached to a Noun
IPP Indeclinable Pre-particle – a particle which must be attached to another element in the formation of a particle
IPV Indeclinable Preverb – a particle which must be attached to a Verb
   
NA Animate Noun – a noun classed as animate within the Cree system of Gender
  NA1 – class 1 is the basic or regular paradigm
  NA2 – class 2 end in Vowel-Glide sequences
  NA3 – class 3 end in Consonant-/w/ sequences
  NA4 – class 4 consist of single-syllable stems, some of which also end in Consonant-/w/ sequences (i.e. NA4w)
NDA Dependent Animate Noun – an inalienable animate noun which must take person-marking prefixes (e.g. kinship terms, body parts, etc.)
NDI Dependent Inanimate Noun – an inalienable inanimate noun which must take person-marking prefixes (e.g. body parts and some special items)
NI Inanimate Noun – a noun classed as inanimate within the Cree system of Gender
  NI1 – class 1 is the basic or regular paradigm
  NI2 – class 2 end in Vowel-Glide sequences
  NI3 – class 3 end in Consonant-/w/ sequences
  NI4 – class 4 consist of single-syllable stems, some of which also end in Consonant-/w/ sequences (i.e. NI4w)
  NI5 – class 5 end in /t/ (alternating with /s/) stems (a very small, irregular class)
   
PR Pronoun – a grammatical particle used as a shortcut to refer to a larger noun or noun phrase
PrA Animate Pronoun – a pronoun used to refer to an animate referent
PrI Inanimate Pronoun – a pronoun used to refer to an inanimate referent
PrH Prononimal Phrase – a pronoun combined with at least one other element (pronoun or particle) to form a phrase with pronominal reference
   
VAI Animate Intransitive Verb (classes 1, 2 and 3) – intransitive verbs with an animate actor/subject
  VAI1 – class 1 is the basic or regular paradigm
  VAI2 – class 2 are n-final stems
  VAI3 – class 3 are intransitive verbs that inflect like VTI1
VII Inanimate Intransitive Verb (classes 1 and 2) – intransitive verbs with no animate actor/subject
  VII1 – class 1 are impersonal verbs (i.e. no plurals)
  VII2 – class 2 are all others (both Vowel-final and n-final stems)
VTA Transitive Animate Verb (classes 1, 2, 3, and 4) – transitive verbs with an animate actor/subject and an inanimate goal/object
  VTA1 – class 1 is the basic or regular paradigm
  VTA2 – class 2 end in Vowel-Glide sequences
  VTA3 – class 3 end in Consonant-/w/ sequences
  VTA4 – class 4 end in /t/ (alternating with /s/) stems
VTI Transitive Inanimate Verb (classes 1, 2, and 3)
  VTI1 – class 1 is the basic or regular paradigm
  VTI2 – class 2 end in /ā/ and inflect like VAI1
  VTI3 – class 3 end in /i/ and inflect like VAI1