Anishinaabemowin of the Day – 3.7.2016

“The Snow-Crust Moon”

           and

“It is Snowing Again”

 

 

Phrase One

Onaabani-Giizis:    (“The Snow-Crust Moon”)

Pronunciations:

o-NAAH-buh-NIH   gee-ZISS

Connections:

This is one of our Thirteen Moons.

Often, some will want to denote this as the month of March.

However, the Thirteen Moons are not constrained nor defined by the Julian/Gregorian calendar of twelve months.

The thirteen months are our Natural calendar that are 28 days each.

 

Phrase Two

Ziigwan:     (“It is Spring.”)

Pronunciations:

Zee-GWUNN

Linguistics:

Ziigwan: It is Spring