Anishinaabemowin of the Day – 1.13.2016

“How is the Weather Outside Today?”

           and

 “It is Cold Weather”

 

Phrase One

Aaniin Ezhiwebak Agwajiing Noongom?:   “How is the Weather Outside Today?”

Pronunciations:

ah-NEEN    AY-zhih-WAY-buck   UGG-wuh-JEENG   noon-GOM?

Linguistics:

Aaniin – How or In What Way?

Ezhiwebad – It Happens So

Agwajiing – Outside, Outdoors

Connections:

This phrase, literally means, what is happening outside – with an understanding that weather is implied.

 

Phrase Two

Gisinaa:    “It is Cold Outside.”

Pronunciations:

GISS-ih-NAA

Linguistics:

Gisinaa – “It is Cold” (outside)

Connections:

There are different words to be used for describing cold when it is weather, indoors, water, wind, when one feels cold, when one is in a cold room. We have an extremely complex language.