Nswi giizhigad, Baashkaakodin Giizis, NgodwaaswiWednesday, November 6
cenotaph

      1. zhimaaganish
soldier

      2. zhimaaganishag
soldiers

      3. gichi-gaaming
 –
the ocean 

      4. miigaadiwin
 –
fight / war / battle / combat / conflict

      5. bibskaabiisiiwag
they who did not return

Other words for soldier:
      6. miigaazowinini

 

 


Nswi giizhigad, Bnaakwii giizis, Zhaangswi
Wednesday, October 9

      7. Namewin
 ( num-may-win )

gichi miigwech  gizhemanidoo ( G-chi-me-G-wetch G-zhem-ni-doe)kina gegoo miizhiyaang ( kin-na gay-go me-zh-yawn-G )miinwaa ngoding gii giizhgad ( mean- wah n-go-ding  G-ee G-ee-zh-gut )giizis gii biinaabid (G-ee-zis G-ee bean-naw-bid)gichi miigwech gii-miizhyaang (G-chi-me-G-wetch G-ee me-zh-yawn-G)iw sa biimaadziwin ( ew sa bee-maud-zi-win)wiidookwishnaag-ji namaayang ( we-doke-wish-naug-j num-may-ung)gwayak ji bmoseyang (G-way-yak j bi-moe-say-yung)

– this is the opening prayer provided by Giigidooninikwe Isabel Millette

click on Namewin to listen
 

Naanan giizhigad, Bnaakwii giizis, Niiwin
Friday, October 4

duckpail  kettle


Nswi giizhigad, Waabbagaagiizis, Niizhtana shi naanan
Wednesday, Setpember 25

Kidwinesan-Ojibwe alphabet song

written by Irene Snake of Mnjikaning (Rama)

sung by Jeff. B Monague

Click on kidwinesan to watch Jeff’s video posted on his facebook group
“Ojibwe language fix of the day”

This is a fun and easy way to start learning the Ojibwe language
by learning the sound that we make.

 

      8. Kidwinesan - Jeff B. Monague

Anishinaabemowin, the ojibwe language uses only 19 letters of the 26 in the English alphabet

There are long vowels and short vowels

Mii iw nakw entaagwak. (that is the sound these make)

 

Long Vowels      sounds like      in words like

aa                   ah                  ahead

ii                    ee                  knee

oo                   oh                  boat

e                    ay                  day

short vowel       sounds like      in words like

a                    u                   gun

i                     i                     it

o                    o                    go

 

aa ii oo e a i o
baa bii boo be ba bi bo
chaa chii choo* che* cha chi cho
daa dii doo de da di do
gaa gii goo ge ga gi go
jaa jii joo* je* ja* ji jo*
kaa kii koo ka ka ki ko
maa mii moo me ma mi mo
naa nii noo ne na ni no
paa pii poo* pe pa pi po
saa sii soo se sa si so
shaa shii shoo she* sha shi sho
taa tii too te ta ti to
waa wii woo* we wa wi wo*
yaa yii yoo* ye ya yi yo*
zaa zii zoo ze za zi zo
zhaa zhii zhoo zhe zha zhi zho
* these syllabes are very scarce

 

There are no sounds in the Ojibwe language for these letters

f, l, q, r, u, v, x