Anishinaabemowin of the Day – 1.14.2016

“It is Freezing/Frozen Over”

                  and

 “It is Frozen/Freezing Smooth”

 

Phrase One

Gashkadin:   (It is Frozen Over, It is Freezing Over)

Pronunciations:

GUSH-kuh-DIN

Linguistics:

Gashk: Enclosed, Attached Together

Adin: It is Cold

Connections:

This word is the root of one of our 13 moons – Gashkadino Giizis, the moon where the water freezes over.

 

Phrase Two

Zhooshkwadin:    “It is Frozen/Freezing Smooth.”

Pronunciations:

ZHOOSH-kwuh-DIN

Linguistics:

Zhooshkw: Smooth, Slippery

Adin: It is Cold