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MAZINAIGANPAGE16SPRINGSUMMER2013DoublevowelsystemofwritingOjibwemowin.LongvowelsAAEIIOOWaaboozasinfatherMiigwechasinjayAaniinasinseenMoozasinmoonShortVowelsAIODashasinaboutIngiwasintinNiizhoasinonlyAglottalstopisavoicelessnasalsoundasinAaw.Respectfullyenlistanelderforhelpinpronunciationanddialectdifferences.Down1.also2.or3.robins4.loonsAcross5.babycrows6.halfway7.theyy8.and-yan-yaan-d-yaang-waadVAIConjunctB-formtranslatesIfWhenorWhile...SeecomplexsentencesinNiizh.Suffixesonly.WhenIfShespeaksOjibweOjibwemodWhenIspeakOjibweOjibwemoyaanWhenyouspeakOjibweOjibwemoyanIfwespeakOjibweOjibwemoyaangIfweallspeakOjibweOjibwemoyangIfyouallspeakOjibweOjibwemoyegIftheyspeakOjibweOjibwemowaadThesecanbeusedwithpastandfuturetensemarkersandnegation.GoojitoonTryitTranslationbelow.IKIDOWINODAMINOWINwordplayTranslationsNiizh2A.Atthelakewhenheshesheishappyalwaysmyhusband.B.AttheriverwhenIshIwalkalongtheshorethere.C.OnLakeMichiganwhenyoushyoucleansheveryday.D.OnLakeSuperiorwhenweshwecampontheshorealso.E.Inthecanoeboatwhenweallshweallwearlayers.Itishotweatheranditiscoolweather.F.Inthemiddleofthelakewhenyouallshyoualljumpinthewater.SwimG.Todaywhentheyshtheyhavefun.YesNiswi3Down1.Gaye2.Gemaa3.Opichiwag4.Maangwag.Across5.Aandegoonsag6.Aabita7.Bimisewag8.DashNiiwin-41.Whentheypoundonthedrumtheydanceallday.2.AttheprayingbuildingchurchwhenshegetslegallymarriedIwillgo.3.Ifwegardenweworkandweeat.4.WhatareyoudoingInthewoodswhenIharvestbirchbarkImakeabirchbarkbasket.5.InthesummerwhenifyoubeginspeakingOjibwelanguageyouwillbehappy.TherearevariousOjibwedialectscheckforcorrectusageinyourarea.NotethattheEnglishtranslationwillloseitsnaturalflowasinanyworldlanguagetranslation.Thismaybereproducedforclassroomuseonly.Allotherusesbyauthorswrittenpermission.SomespellingsandtransaltionsfromTheConciseDictionaryofMinnesotaOjibwebyJohnD.NicholsandEarlNyholm.AllinquiriescanbemadetoMAZINAIGANP.O.Box9OdanahWI54861pioglifwc.org.Niizh2Bezhig1OJIBWEMOWINOjibweLanguageNiiwin4Niswi3521VAIsVerbs-Animate-Intransitive3NiibingWhenitisSummerCirclethe10underlinedOjibwewordsinthelettermaze.TranslationsbelowNiibingOdeimini-GiizisidashAabita-Niibino-GiizisgemaaMiini-GiizisidashManoominike-Giizisongowgiizisoonizhinikaazowag.Niibingingiwbineshiiyagninganawaabamaag.Gayenimbizindawaag.Opichiwagopichiinsagnikagnikensagmaangwagmaangoonsagmigiziwagmigiziinsagaandegwagidashaandegoonsag.Bimisewag.Giiyosewag.Wiisiniwag.Nagamowag.Gaagiigidowag.Babaamaadagaawag.Ganawenindiwag.MiigwechWhenitisspringHeart-BerryStrawberry-MoonJuneandHalfway-Summer-MoonJulyorBlueberry-MoonJulyandWildRice-Moonthesemoonmonthstheyarecalled.WhenitissummerthosebirdsIwatchthem.AlsoIlistentothem.Robinsbabyrobinsgeesebabygeeseloonsbabyloonseaglesbabyeaglescrowsandbabycrows.Theyfy.Theyhunt.Theyeat.Theysing.Theytalk.Theyswim.Theycareforeachother.ThanksAGOMPZAPDEAIOGDSNNINAABEMEBEOKMZOJOIDGADIGWAJIIMAANINGEANJOYSBNYYAIGEIAHKWOGAISTNBAGIZOGMGIBAKAZHAAWEA.Zaagaiganinggiigooyikedminwendamapaneninaabem.B.Ziibiinggiigooyikeyaanninjiigeweyaazhagaameimaa.C.Michigamiinggiigooyikeyangibakazhaaweendaso-giizhik.D.Gichigamiinggiigooyikeyaangningabeshimingayeagamiing.E.Jiimaaninggiigooyikeyanggibiitookonayemin.Gizhaatedashdakaayaa.F.Naawagaamgiigoo-yikeyeggibakobiig-waashkwanim.BagizogG.Noongomgiigooyikewaadminwendaagoziwaad.Eya7481.Baagaakowaan____niimiidiwaggabe-giizhik.2.Anamaewigamigongaapiji-wiidiged____ninga-izhaa.3.Gitige______nindanokiiminidashniwiisinimin.4.AaniinezhichigeyanMegwaayaakmaniwiigwaase_____nimakakoke.5.Niibingmaajii-ojibwemo_____giga-minwendam.6Actionofpersondoesnttransfertoanobject.RootcantranslateSheorHe...addinflectionsforotherpersons.Giigooyike.Shegoesfishing.Ningiigooyike.Igofishing.Gigiigooyike.Youaregoingfishing.Ningiigooyikemin.Wegofishing.Gigiigooyikemin.Weallgofishing.Gigiigooyikem.Youallgofishing.Giigooyikewag.Theygofishing.Anishinaabemo.ShespeaksOjibwe.Ojibwemo.SheisspeakingOjibwe.OJIBWEMOWIN