The phoneme /i/ contrasts with /I/ in both length and quality. The /i/ tends to be long, the /I/ tends to be short.
It is found in medial and final position, not initially: ligliiz 'church', saasii 'window' (French); giiweew 'I go home', nawakii 'bend!' (Cree).
French /e/ has merged with /i/. In the Cree part, /e/ and /i/ are contrastive.