Anishinaabemowin of the Day – 4.28.2016

“I Am Thirsty”

      and

 “I Am Happy”

 

Phrase 1

Ninoondeminikwe:      “I Am Thirsty”

Pronunciations:

nih-NOON-day-MIH-nih-KWAY

Linguistics:

Ni: I

Noonde: Seek prematurely

Minikwe: He/She Drinks

Connections:

This word shares the relationship between heat and the sun.

 

Phrase 2

Ninjiikendam:   (“I Am Happy”)

Pronunciations:

Nin-JEE-kayn-DUM

Linguistics:

Nin: I

Jiik: Pleasant, Happy

En: Thought

Dam: Emotion