Iskigamizige: Niswi

Lesson 1
Lesson 2
Lesson 3
Lesson 4
Lesson 5

 

sap boilingondemagad — it is boiling
Ondemagad i’iw ziinzibaakwadwaaboo.
The maple sap is boiling.

 

webiziigigamide — it starts to boil over
Webiziigigamide i’iw ziinzibaakwadwaaboo.
The maple sap is starting to boil over.

boiling sap

 

biiwaabiko-aanikesijigan — chain
Biiwaabiko-aanikesijigan odaabajitoon ji-agoodood i’iw biiwaabiko-waawiye-makak.
He is using a chain to hang the barrel down from the sap boiling frame.

 

iskigamiziganaatig — sap boiling pole
Agoodewan iniw biiwaabiko-makakoon niisayi`ii iskigamiziganaatigong.
Those barrels are hanging down from the sap boiling frame.

 

giizis — moon; sun; month
Iskigamizige-giizis izhinikaazo wa’aw giizis. Mii wapii eskigamiziged a’aw Anishinaabe.
Sap boiling-moon is the name of the month, this is when Anishinaabe boils sap.

 

mino-giizhigad — it is good weather; it is a good day
Mino-giizhgad ji-iskigamizigeyang.
It is a good day for us to boil sap.

 

gwaaba`igan — scooper, ladle, dipper
Agoode omaa gwaaba`igan iskigamiziganaatigong.
The dipper is hanging on the side of the sap boiling frame.

 

iskigamizige — s/he is boiling sap    
Iskigamizige Esiban.
Esiban is boiling sap.