Anishinaabemowin of the Day – 1.4.2016

“It is Slippery”
 

      and

 
“Take Great Care”

 

Phrase One

Ozhaashaa:    “It is Slippery (Outside).”

Pronunciations:

O-zhaa-SHAA     (the o has a short sound like ‘book’)

Linguistics:

It is Slippery. This word implies that it is taking place outside.

 

Phrase Two

Wewenin:    “Take Great Care.” (to one person)

Wewenig:     “Take Great Care.” (to two or more people)

Pronunciations:

WAY-way-NIN

WAY-way-NIG

Linguistics:

Weweni: Careful, with Caution, with Great Care

N Suffix: One Person Request/Command

G Suffix: One Person Request/Command