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Lesson 24 - Who?


Awenen gewajid? - Who is cold?
Awenen gezhizod? - Who is hot?
Awenen nibaad? - Who is asleep?
Awenen ebid? - Who is at home?
Awenen enokiid? - Who is working?
Awenen wiisinid? - Who is eating?
Awenenag wiisiniwaad? - Who all are eating?
Awenenag enokiiwaad? - Who all are working?
Awenen gaa-baapid? - Who laughed?
Awenen gaa-nibaad? - Who slept?
Awenen gaa-gibaang izhgwaandem? - Who closed the door?
Awenen gaa-gibaang? - Who closed it?
Niin - I or me
Awenen iwedi eyaad? - Who is over there?
Aandi ezhaad gisaye? - Where is your older brother going?
Zaaga'iganing izhaa - He is going to the lake.
Gidizhaa na gaye giin? - Are you going also?

New Words:

baapi - he laughs
niin - i, me
gaye giin - and you (singl)


  • In Zaaga'iganing izhaa, zaaga'iganing (to the lake) is not an object. So there is no TI verb here.

  • Personal pronouns usually do not appear with verbs in Ojibwe. But if there are no verbs, they are used to indicate a person.

  • Personal pronouns. There are seven personal pronouns in Ojibwe:
    niinI, me
    giinyou singl
    niinawindwe exclusive - we without you; i and them
    giinawindwe incusive - we with you; i and you, or i, them, and you
    giinawaayou pl


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