Bagida'waa: Bizhig

Lesson 1
Lesson 2
Lesson 3
Lesson 4
Lesson 5

 

new sewing shuttleozhi` — make someone
Odoozhi`aan asabiin.
He is making a net. 

    

asabaatig — net-making shuttle
Ozhaabobiiginaan omaa asabaatigoong.         
He is putting string onto the net-making shuttle.

 

gashkigwaazh — sew someone        
Ogashkigwaanaan odasabiin.  
He is sewing his net. 

 

gwaa`an — sew something on
Mii dash agwa`ang imaa biiminakwaaniing.   
This is how the mesh (net) is sewn to the net rope.

 

aabaji` — use someone         
Asabaatigoon odaabaji`aan gashkigwaanaad odasabiin.         
He uses the shuttle to sew his nets.

 

ningodwaak — one hundred 
Ningodwaak dasozid inigini a`aw asab.         
This net is 100 feet long.

 

making a net

inigini — s/he is of a certain size      
Daye iniginid asad aabaji`aa bagidawaang anooj zaaga`igaasan.         
It is required to use the correct size net when fishing on the inland lakes.

 

nisoninj — three inches        
Nisoninj eta dawizi a`aw asab.          
The mesh needs to be 3 inches wide.

 

agaasaa— be small   
Iishpin nawaj agaasaag, mii eta bebiiwizhiiwijig da-debibinaapan.    
If the net mesh were too small then it would catch too many small fish.

 

sewing net