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PAGE21MAZINAIGANWINTER2013-2014DoublevowelsystemofwritingOjibwemowin.LongvowelsAAEIIOOWaaboozasinfatherMiigwechasinjayAaniinasinseenMoozasinmoonShortVowelsAIODashasinaboutIngiwasintinNiizhoasinonlyAglottalstopisavoicelessnasalsoundasinAaw.Respectfullyenlistanelderforhelpinpronunciationanddialectdifferences.Down1.Itiswinter.2.later3.outside4.women8.somethingAcross5.men6.Shegoes.7.Basketbox9.also-waado--aawaano--aawaa-wag-igowaadVerbInectionscont.-B-formConjunctsVAIrootdakobijige.Shetiesbinds.AaniindekobijigewaadjiimaaningWhataretheytyingonthecanoeVTIrootdakobidoonTieitAandidekobidoowaadiiwmakakWherearetheytyingitthatboxVTArootdakobizhAandidekobizhigowaadingiwzenibaayagWherearetheytyingthemthoseribbonsWhowhatwherewhytypequestionsuseb-formgrammar.GoojitoonTryitTranslationbelow.IKIDOWINODAMINOWINwordplayTranslationsNiizh2A.Itiscoldoutside.Itisvery-windyalsoandwearecold.B.Itdid-rainyesterday.Itdid-snowthedaybeforeyesterdayagainalso.C.Onthelakeitisfreezingover.Theydidleavethoseducks.D.Aswinterapproachestheycutrewood.Drywoodpiecestheycutthemforrewood.E.Theycutrewoodforhimmygrandpafaroffoverthereinthewoods.F.Theymakethings.Theybuilditahouse.Theybuildhimheradrum.G.Latertheywillbringtherewoodinsideandtheywillbuildare.Niswi3Down1.biboon2.baanimaa3.megwaayaak4.Ikwewag8.gegooAcross5.Ininiwag6.Izhaa7.makak9.gayeNiiwin-41.Wherewill-theybegoingtomorrow-waad.2.Theyhelpandtheysmile.-wag.3.Wheredid-theybringthemthosebabybeaversigowaad.4.Thewomentheydid-seeitthatshoeinthesleepingroombedroomyesterday.o--aawaa.5.Mymotherandmyfathertheywantto-seehimherthatbearinthedentomorrow.o--aawaanTherearevariousOjibwedialectscheckforcorrectusageinyourarea.NotethattheEnglishtranslationwillloseitsnaturalflowasinanyworldlanguagetranslation.Thismaybereproducedforclassroomuseonly.Allotherusesbyauthorswrittenpermission.SomespellingsandtranslationsfromTheConciseDictionaryofMinnesotaOjibwebyJohnD.NicholsandEarlNyholm.AllinquiriescanbemadetoMAZINAIGANP.O.Box9OdanahWI54861lynnglifwc.org.Niizh2Bezhig1OJIBWEMOWINOjibweLanguageNiiwin4Niswi35214Verbs3BiboongWhenitisWinterCirclethe10underlinedOjibwewordsinthelettermaze.TranslationsbelowBiboongManidoo-GiizisoonsidashGichi-Manidoo-GiizisidashNamebini-Giizisongowgiizisoonizhinikaazowag.Biboongniwii-kopigoziminmegwaayaak.Giikiiyosewagininiwag.Gii-aagimikewaggaye.Gakinagegoogii-nitaawigwaasowagingiwikwewag.Gii-mazinigwaasowag.Gii-tibaajimowagidashgii-aadizookewag.Gii-zhooshkwajiwewagingiwabinoojiiyag.Gii-kagwejikanidiwaggii-aagimosewaad.Geyaabinaasaabniwiikwajitoominnoongom.Gichi-MiigwechWhenitiswinterLittleSpirit-MoonDecemberandGreat-Spirit-MoonJanuaryandSucker-MoonFebruarythesemoonsmonthstheyarecalled.Whenitiswinterwedidmoveinlandinthewoods.Theyhuntedthemen.Theymadesnowshoesalso.Everythingtheyknewhowtosewthosewomen.Theydidbeadingembroidering.Theytoldstoriesandtheytoldsacredstories.Theywentslidingthosechildren.Theyracedeachotherwhentheysnowshoed.Stillyetthesamewetrytodothingstoday.Great-thank-youOIAGHWAASAAIZSIESDNHSADITINKAAGSKOIANAJSAIEIODNWHBHYGBIJIINAAGOENMISNBAANIMAAJIBMANISEWAGGZHIISHIIBAGA.Gisinaaagwajiing.Gichi-noodingayedashningiikajiminB.Gii-kimiwanbijiinaago.Gii-soogiponawasonaagomiinawaa.C.Zaagaiganinggashkadin.Gii-maajaawagingiwzhiishiibag.D.Ani-biboongmanisewag.Mishiiwaatigoonomanisaadaanaawaan.E.Omanisawaawaannimishoomiswaasaiwidimegwaayaak.F.Ozhichigewag.Odoozhitoonaawaawaakaaigan.Odoozhitawaawaandeweiganan.G.Baanimaawii-piindigenisewagidashwii-boodawewag.7481.Aandiwaa-izhaa_____waabang2.Wiidookaage_____idashzhoomiingweni____.3.Aaniindigaa-biin_____iniwamikoonsan4.Ikwewag_____gii-waabandaan_____iiwmakizinnibaawigamigongbijiinaago.5.Nimaamaadashnindede_____wii-waabam_____iiwmakwanwaazhaangwaabang.6RootVerbTheyVAIverbanimateintransitive.RootcommandWaabiShesees.Waabiwag.Theysee.VAIHeSheverbtakesnoobject.VTIverbtransitiveinanimate.RootWaabandanSeeitOwaabandaanaawaan.Theyseeitthem.Owaabandaanaawaaniniwapabiwinan.Theyseeemthosechairs.VTA-verbtransitiveanimate.RootWaabamSeehimherOwaabamaawaaniiwamikwan.Theyseehhthatbeaver.9OnlineResourcesojibwe.lib.umn.eduwww.umich.eduojibwewww.glifwc.orgOJIBWEMOWIN