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MAZINAIGANPAGE16FALL2013DoublevowelsystemofwritingOjibwemowin.LongvowelsAAEIIOOWaaboozasinfatherMiigwechasinjayAaniinasinseenMoozasinmoonShortVowelsAIODashasinaboutIngiwasintinNiizhoasinonlyAglottalstopisavoicelessnasalsoundasinAaw.Respectfullyenlistanelderforhelpinpronunciationanddialectdifferences.Down1.bear2.geese3.Talktohimher4.no7.everyAcross5.wolves6.Therearebrightleaves.8.now9.theseanimateNin-igNin--aaGi--agGi--iminaamnin--igonaanVTAInectionscont.-VTARootWaabamSeehimherGiwaabamig.Sheseesyou.Giwaabamigowaa.Sheseesyouall.Owaabamaan.Sheseeshimher.Niwaabamigonaan.Sheseesus.Giwaabamigonaan.Sheseesusall.Owaabamaa.Sheseesthem.AbovearemoreinflectionsWe-YouYouallSheThey.Youall-MeSheUsThemThey-MeYouSheWeWeallYouallThey.Grammer-HowahGoojitoonTryitTranslationbelow.IKIDOWINODAMINOWINwordplayTranslationsNiizh2A.VTAinfectionpatternscontinue.SomeVTArootcommandsendinzh.Dropzhwheninfecting.IincludeallVTApossibleinfectionpatternsinthispage.B.Wetalktoyouandwetalktohimherevery-day.C.Wetalktoyouallpluralandwetalktothemeverylittlewhile.D.Weallincludingyoutalktohimherandwealltalktothematthelake.E.Youallgowithme.Youallgowithhimher.Youallgowithus.Youallgowiththemnow.F.Theygowithmealso.Theygowithyou.Theygowithhimher.Theygowithjustus.G.Theygowithallofushere.Theygowithyouall.Theygowiththem.ThatsitVTAsNiswi3Down1.Makwa2.Nikag3.Gaganoozh4.Gaawiin7.EndasoAcross5.Maiinganag6.Waatebagaa8.Noongom9.OngowNiiwin-41.Youseeusgi--iminaamwhenyoudrivetotheriver.2.AtthelakewhenitwasWednesdayhalfwayIdidseehimherNin--aa.3.Shelovesmenin--igandshelovesthemanimalsalso.4.Inthewoodswhenwewerelookingforberriesshedid-seeusnin--igonaanthere.Shewaspickingberries.5.InthefallinIndiancountryyouseethemgi--agwhentheyharvestwildriceandwhentheythreshrice.TherearevariousOjibwedialectscheckforcorrectusageinyourarea.NotethattheEnglishtranslationwillloseitsnaturalflowasinanyworldlanguagetranslation.Thismaybereproducedforclassroomuseonly.Allotherusesbyauthorswrittenpermission.SomespellingsandtranslationsfromTheConciseDictionaryofMinnesotaOjibwebyJohnD.NicholsandEarlNyholm.AllinquiriescanbemadetoMAZINAIGANP.O.Box9OdanahWI54861pioglifwc.org.Niizh2Bezhig1OJIBWEMOWINOjibweLanguageNiiwin4Niswi3521VTAs3DagwaagigWhenitisAutumnCirclethe10underlinedOjibwewordsinthelettermaze.TranslationsbelowDagwaagigManoominike-GiizisgemaaWaatebagaa-GiizisidashBinaakwe-GiizisidashGashkadino-Giizisongowgiizisoonizhinikaazowag.DagwaagigNiwiikiiyosemin.Ninoojiaanaanigwaawaashkeshiwagbinewagmayagi-binewagininishibagidashnikag.Makwaggaawiinninoojiaasiinaanig.Makwaindoodem.Niinnindinawemaag.Maiinganaggaawiinjaaginaasiinaanig.Ganabajmaiingangidoodem.Gidinawemaag.Awesiiyagminwaabamewiziwag.MiigwechWhenitisautumnWildRice-MoonorBrightLeaves-MoonSept.andCombingFallingLeaves-MoonOct.andFreezingOver-MoonNov.thesemoonsmonthstheyarecalled.Whenitisautumnwewillgohunting.Weseekoutthemdeerpartridgepheasantsmallardsandgeese.Bearwedonothuntthem.Bearismyclan.MeIamrelatedtothem.Wolveswedonotkilloff.Perhapswolfisyourclan.Youarerelatedtothem.Wildanimalstheyareadmiredrespected.ThankyouJGIOZADWEOGAYENXOASZAWDIBNHOJNAAIIOMNNAIYSWNOONGOMGIOGWZSOEBIOINAZHEKBAIASABEWIIJIIWOWHOAOMAAMGIIZHIKA.VTARootVerbsGaganoozhTalktohhergaganoonB.Gigaganoonigodashningaganoonaanaanendaso-giizhik.C.Gigaganoonigomidashningaganoonaanaanigwewayiiba.D.Gigaganoonaanaanidashgiga-ganoonaanaanigzaagaiganing.E.WiijiiwGocomewithhimherGiwiijiiwim.Giwiijiiwaawaa.Giwiijiiwinaam.Giwiijiiwaawaagnoongom.F.Niwiijiiwigoggaye.Giwiijiiwigog.Owiijiiwaawaan.Niwiijiiwigonaanig.G.Giwiijiiwigo-naanigomaa.Giwiijiiwigowaag.Owiijiiwaawaa.MiiiwVTAs7481.Bimibizoyanziibiing_____waabam_____.2.Zaagaiganinggii-aabitoose_____gii-waabam____.3._____zaagi_____idashozaagiaaawesiiyangaye.4.Megwaayaakgii-andawawinzoyaang_____giiwaabam_____imaa.Gii-mawinzo.5.DagwaagigAnishinaabe-akiing_____waabam_____manoominikewaadidashbawishkamowaad.6Verbs-Animate-Transitive.ActionofpersonstransferstoanLivingBeings.Rootisacommandthenaddinflections.ZaagiLoveTreasurehimherGizaagiin.Iloveyou.Gizaagiininim.Iloveyouall.Ninzaagiaa.Ilovehimher.Ninzaagiaag.Ilovethem.Gizaagi.Youloveme.Gizaagiaa.Youlovehimher.Gizaagiiminaam.Youloveus.Gizaagiag.Youlovethem.Ninzaagiig.Shelovesme.9OJIBWEMOWIN