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OJIBWEMOWIN Down 1. maybe 2. you 3. my grandma 4. It is cool weather. 5. over there 8. always Across 6. Lets all tell stories 7. question marker 9. the same 10. Hurry up IKIDOWIN ODAMINOWIN word play Translations Niizh2 A. Lets all go outside. Lets all put on our overshoes. Hurry B. Now lets all go snowshoeing on the snowshoe trail Lets all put on snowshoes C. As it is winter outside do you feed those birds D. Chickadees and blue jays when it is winter I see them. E. Gray jays I see them here when they come hungry. F. I feed them sun-flower-seeds and bird-seeds. G. Do you see deer fox rabbits and wolves They are admired respected always. Niswi3 Down 1. Ganabaaj 2. Giin 3. Nookomis 4. Dakaayaa 5. Iwidi 8. Apane Across 6. Dibaajimodaa 7. Ina 9. Naasaab 10. Wewiib Niiwin-4 1. On Big-Lake do you-want to spear fish through the ice gid- 2. Today when it is one oclock they are dancing here. -wag 3. Hurry up Lets all make a hole in the ice. There are a lot of fish here. -daa 4. We are spearing fish on Loon-lake the boys and girls and I. Nind...min 5. Near the woods I hear them whenas they sing those chickadees and bluejays. waad. There are various Ojibwe dialects check for correct usage in your area. Note that the English translation will lose its natural flow as in any world language translation. This may be reproduced for classroom use only. All other uses by authors written permission. Some spellings and translations from The Concise Dictionary of Minnesota Ojibwe by John D. Nichols and Earl Nyholm. All inquiries can be made to MAZINAIGAN P.O. Box 9 Odanah WI 54861 lynnglifwc.org. Niswi3 Double vowel system of writing Ojibwemowin. Long vowels AA E II OO Waaboozas in father Miigwechas in jay Aaniinas in seen Moozas in moon Short Vowels A I O Dashas in about Ingiwas in tin Niizhoas in only A glottal stop is a voiceless nasal sound as in Aaw. Respectfully enlist an elder for help in pronunciation and dialect differences. English will lose its natural flow as with other world languages. -wag -daa -waad Nind- -min Gi- Dwaaige.She makes a hole in the ice. Whenif I make a hole Dwaaigeyaan Whenif you make... Dwaaigeyan Whenif she makes... Dwaaiged Whenif they make...Dwaaigewaad Aagamed minwendam. When she snowshoes she is happy. Niimiyan giminwendam. When you dance you are happy. Nagamowaad minwendamoog. When they sing they are happy. Miiiw. Thats all. Niizh2Bezhig1 OJIBWEMOWIN Ojibwe Language Niiwin4 5 21 Aaniin ezhiwebak biboong What is happening as it is winter Circle the 10 underlined Ojibwe words in the letter maze. Translations below Gii-mino-dagwaagin. Noongom dakaayaa. Ganabaj zoogipon. Wayiiba da-goonikaa. Niwii-mawadishew. Giishpin waa-mawadishiweyaan waa-gichi-dibaajimowaad. Minwendaagoziwag. Apane Nimishoomis idash Nookomis miikinji-idiwag. Gii-ikido Gigii-mikwendam ina Gookomis gaa-kidoonagised iwidi gaa-manoominiked Apane gii-ikido Nookomis GAA Bizaan Giin mii Gaa-kwanabinaayan manoomin. Giin naasaab wewebizo-apabiwining Dibaajimodaa Miigwech It was a good autumn. Today it is cool weather. Maybe it is snowing. Soon there will be lots of snow. I want to visit my relatives. If I will visit they tell great stories. They are likable funny. Always My Grandfather and My Grandmother they tease each other. He says Do you remember Your Grandma when she fell out of the canoe over there when she was ricing Always My Grandma says NO Be quiet You thusly you tipped and spilled the rice. You like a rocking chair Lets all tell stories Thank you B B O A O I Z G A E N N A I W G K W E W I I B A T Z S J Z I G O M N A H O I W D W W E I I I B S O M A A S D Z D I I N D I I S I W A G W W Z A P A N E H E I A W A A G O S H A G I D T G G E K I Z H A A D A A A. Izhaadaa agwajiing Babiichiidaa gibiitookizinan Wewiib B. Noongom aagamedaa aagamekanaang Biitaagimedaa C. Biiboong ina agwajiing gidashamag ingiw bineshiiwag D. Gijigijigaaneshiinhyag idash diindiisiwag biboong niwaabamaag. E. Gwiingwiishiwag niwaabamaag omaa biidanaadamowaad. F. Nindashamaag giizis- waabigwan-miinikaanan idash biineshii-miinikaanan. G. Giwaabamaag ina waawaashkeshiwag waagoshag waaboozoog idash maiinganag Minwaabamewizi- iwag apane. 7 4 1. Gichi-zaagaiganing ina _____ wii-akwawaa 2. Noongom ningo-dibaiganek niimi_____ omaa. 3. Wewiib Dwaaige_____ Giigoonhikaa omaa. 4. ________akwawaa_____. Maang-zaagaiganing gwiiwizensag idash ikwezensag idash niin. 5. Ziigaakwaa ninoondawaag nagamo_____ gijigijigaaneshiinhyag idash diindiisiwag. 6 VAI-She... Animate Verbs Intransitive. Akwawaa.She spears fish through the ice. Nindakwawaa.I spear fish... Gidakwawaa.You spear fish... Nindakwawaamin.We spear fish... Gidakwawaamin.We all spear fish... Gidakwawaam.You all spear fish... Akwawaawag.They spear fish... AkwawaanSpear fish... to one AkwawaagYou all spear fish through ice AkwawaadaaLets all spear fish... Gaawiin akwawaasii.No she doesnt spear fish... Gaawiin akwawaasiiwag. they 8 Online Resources ojibwe.lib.umn.edu umich.eduojibwe glifwc.org VAI B-formWhen if or While... Use suffixesThese are not full sentences. 3 9 Gijigijigaaneshiiyag wiisiniwag. 10 MAZINAIGAN PAGE 16 WINTER 2015-16