Anishinaabemowin of the Day – 1.22.2016

Love/Treasure our Sound.

                 and

Our Sound is Strong.

 

Phrase One

Zaagitoon Gidinwewininaan:    (Love/Treasure our Sound)

Pronunciations:

ZAAH-gih-TOON     GIH-din-WAY-WIN-ih-NAAHN

Linguistics:

Zaagitoon: Love It/Treasure It

Gidinwewininaan:  Our Sound

 

Phrase Two

Mashkawaa Gidinwewininaan:    “Our Sound is Strong.”

Pronunciations:

MUSH-kuh-WAAH    GIH-din-WAY-WIN-ih-NAAN

Linguistics:

Mashkawaa: It is Strong, Solid, etc.

Gidinwewininaan:  Our Sound

Connections:

Gidinwewininaan is a very old way to refer to our language. Our Sound.
This word, in many places, has a ‘glide’ with the second ‘w’ sound where it is presence, but barely heard.