Phrase of the Week

It is raining.

April 20th, 2011 by Cassandra

It’s raining in Ojibwe.

Gimiwan. (Gih-me-wan.)

It’s raining in Dakota.

Magazu. (Mah-ghah-zhoo.)

It is windy.

April 8th, 2011 by Cassandra

It’s windy in Ojibwe.

Noodin. (New-din.)

It’s windy in Dakota.

Tate yaƞpa. (Tah-tay yahn-pah.)

My name is _____.

April 1st, 2011 by Cassandra

My name is ____. in Dakota.

____ emakiyapi do. (____ eh-mah-key-yah-pee doh).

Women- leave out the “do” at the end of the sentence. Instead say “ye.”

My name is ____. in Ojibwe.

______ indizhinikaaz. (______ in-dih-zhi-nih-kahz.)

What’s your name?

March 25th, 2011 by Cassandra

What’s your name? in Dakota.

Toked eniciyapi he? (doe-ked eh-nee-chee-yah-pee heh?)

What’s your name? in Ojibwe.

Aaniin ezhinikaazoyan? (ah-neen ay-zhih-nih-kah-zoh-yun?)