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PAGE21MAZINAIGANSPRINGSUMMER2014Down1.Itiswarmingup.2.please3.later4.lake8.andAcross5.No6.Itismildweather.7.inthegarden9.farinthatdirectionIKIDOWINODAMINOWINwordplayTranslationsNiizh2A.Itisnight.Itistenminutesaftertwooclock.B.Openthewindowthere.ListenBestillC.Someoneistalkingfaroverthere.Iamscared.Itisfoggy.D.DontbescaredGetyourblanketDoyouhearE.Ihearhimherthattrainontraintracks.F.OhTheyaretherebirdsoutside.Iwasstartled.G.LookbeholdDoyouseethemthestarsStarssomany.HowmanyAthousand.Niswi3Down1.Abaate2.Daga3.Baanimaa4.Zaagaigan8.DashAcross5.Gaa6.Aabawaa7.Gitigaaning9.WaasaNiiwin-41.Iamhungry.Iamcookingitmeathere.Nin--aan.2.Theytakecareofitthewildriceatthelake.O--aanaawaa3.Weallcleanitthebathroomwhenitisdirty.Gi--min4.WherearetheygoingTodayhereIamstayingbehind.Iambringingitthewoodencrateinthehouse.Nim-5.Whenitissummerhetakescareofittheboatcanoe.Atthelakehefshesandhefxesthatboat.O--aanTherearevariousOjibwedialectscheckforcorrectusageinyourarea.NotethattheEnglishtranslationwillloseitsnaturalflowasinanyworldlanguagetranslation.Thismaybereproducedforclassroomuseonly.Allotherusesbyauthorswrittenpermission.SomespellingsandtranslationsfromTheConciseDictionaryofMinnesotaOjibwebyJohnD.NicholsandEarlNyholm.AllinquiriescanbemadetoMAZINAIGANP.O.Box9OdanahWI54861lynnglifwc.org.Niswi3DoublevowelsystemofwritingOjibwemowin.LongvowelsAAEIIOOWaaboozasinfatherMiigwechasinjayAaniinasinseenMoozasinmoonShortVowelsAIODashasinaboutIngiwasintinNiizhoasinonlyAglottalstopisavoicelessnasalsoundasinAaw.Respectfullyenlistanelderforhelpinpronunciationanddialectdierences.Nim-Nin--aanO--aanGi--minO--aanaawaendingininenoonMiijinEatitBiinitoonCleanitBiidoonBringitNanaaitoonFixitNimbiinitoonan.Icleanit.themGibiinitoonan.Youcleanit.themObiinitoonan.Shecleanit.themNimbiinitoomin.Wecleanitthem.Gibiinitoomin.Weallcleanitthem.Gimiijinaawaa.nYoualleatit.Omiijinaawaa.nTheyeatit.Theseonlyuseinanimatenon-livingnouns.Nimiijinanmiinan.Nimiijinwiiyaas.HowahMiiiw.GoojitoonTryitTranslationbelow.Niizh2Bezhig1OJIBWEMOWINOjibweLanguageNiiwin4521VTI-verbtransitive-inanimate3NiibinAnishinaabewakiing.Circlethe10underlinedOjibwewordsinthelettermaze.TranslationsbelowItisSummerinIndianCountry.NindedeikidoNoongomdagagichi-anokiidaaAbaatedashaabawaa.Naadiniiwbimiskwaigan.Ninanaaiaanaanwaawakikoons.Gaawiinbimibizosii.Ziibiingniwii-giigooyikemin.DagamiijimikanjigannaazhGaaZagapijiganingninabagijiishin.Niwii-naadinboodaajiiigan.Baanimaawii-bakazhaaweyaningiwgiigooyaggitigaaningniwii-binaakweige.Megwaayaakiwidiwaasaawesiiyaganokiiwag.Gibooniaawaag.Giganawenimaanaanig.Gimiigwechiwenimaanaanig.MiigwechMyfatherhesaysTodaypleaseletsalldogreat-workItiswarmingupanditismildweather.Gogetthatscrewdriver.Wewillxitthisoutboardmotor.Itisnotrunning.Ontheriverwearegoingshing.Pleasebaitgogetit.NoOnthetrailerIhaveaattire.Iwillgogetitthetirepump.LaterwhenyouwillcleanthoseshinthegardenIwillrake.Inthewoodsoverthereinthatfardirectionwildanimalstheyareworking.Youallleavethemalone.Wealltakecareofthem.Weallgivethemthanks.ThankyouADZBYHOIIDAEBDNZKANOMAOIAWIWISADNMANIOHABWDEGZGZKOIAIAIKEZIEYMOASNOGGBAAKINANIIGIWAABOOYAANDZOANAANGOOGA.Dibikad.Midaasodibaigaansishkwaaniizhodibaiganed.B.Baakinanwaasechiganimaa.BizindanBizaanC.Awiyagaagiigidowaasaiwidi.Ninzegiz.Awan.D.GegozegizikenNaadingiwaabooyaanGinoondaminaE.Nimbiizindawaaishkode-odaabaanishkode-odaabaanakanaang.F.HoAyaawagbineshiiyagagwajiing.Ningii-goshkokaa.G.InashkeGiwaabamaaginaanaangoogAnaangoogminik.AaniinminikNingodosagoons.7481.Nimbakade._____jiibaa-waad_____wiiyaasomaa.2._____ganawend_____manoominzaagaiganing.3._____biinitoo_____miiziiwigamigongwiindak.4.AaniindiezhaawaadNoongomomaanindishkwii._____biidoonmitigo-makakwaakaaiganing.5.Niibing_____ganawend_____jiimaan.Zaagaiganinggiigooyikedashonanaaitooniiwjiimaan.6GanawendanTakecareofprotectitNinganawendaanzaagaigan.Itakecareofthelake.Giganawendaanannibidashaki.Youcareandprotectwaterandland.Oganawendaananziibidashziibins.Sheprotectsthemtheriverandcreek.Giganawendaaminzaagaiganan.Weallprotectthemthelakes.Giganawendaanaawaanmaskiigoon.Youalltakecareofthemtheswamps.Oganawendaanaawaamanoomin.Theyprotectthewildrice.9OnlineResourcesojibwe.lib.umn.eduwww.glifwc.orgVTIRootCommandsOJIBWEMOWIN