Anishinaabemowin of the Day – 4.27.2016

“It is Hot (Weather)”

          and

“It is Very Hot (Weather)”

 

Phrase 1

Gizhaate:      “It is Hot (Weather)”

Pronunciations:

GIH-zhaa-TAY

Linguistics:

Gizh: Heat

Aate: It come from within the light

Connections:

This word shares the relationship between heat and the sun.

 

Phrase 2

Aapiji Gizhaate:    “It is very Hot (Weather).”

Pronunciations:

AAH-pih-JIH   GIH-zhaa-TAY

Linguistics:

Aapiji: Very (preverb)

Gizh: Heat

Aate: It comes from within the light.

Connections:

Aapiji is a very useful pre-verb to get across “very much”