Anishinaabemowin of the Day – 1.6.2016

“It is Very Windy”

           and

 “It is Northern Lights”

 

Phrase One

Gichi Noodin:    “….It is very windy.”

Pronunciations:

gih-CHIH   noo-DIN

Linguistics:

Gichi: Big, great, etc.

Noodin: It is Windy

 

Phrase Two

Waawaate:    “It is Northern Lights.”

Pronunciations:

WAA-waa-TAY

Linguistics:

Waawaate- It is Northern Lights

Connections:

Waas – “Glow, Shine”

Reduplication = Waawaa “Glow Fading In and Out, On and Off”

Aate – “I Comes From Within the Light”