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Ojebway Language:

A Manual for missionaries
and others employed among the Ojebway Indians
by Edward F. Wilson, 1874

 

Pronunciation.

ah as in father, fast e.g. mahjah he starts
au father, laugh odenáun he says to him
a fate, day dabwa he speaks truth
ee feet, meek opineeg potatoes
e met, tepid ekedó he says
i mit, iniquity nindekid I say
o note, so ekedo he says
oo foot, soon mókomaun a knife
uh but, dumb muhkuk a box
u but, brush muhkuk a box
uy buy chébuy a ghost
g go, pig néegig an otter
j jug, judge nuhwúj more
ch chop, much cheemaun a canoe
qu queen equa a woman
ng king neebing in summer
ns nearly as nce in prince but the n not so fully sounded, e.g. muhkukoons, a little box
s as in so, mass chées turnips
sh wish, push kookóosh a pig
wh like w in cow, mew owh, ewh he, it
zh j in French pronunciation meezh give it to him

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