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Ojebway Language:

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


The Interjection

Men express their emotions one way, women another. Thus, men, for oh! oh dear! alas! will exclaim, ah-tuhyáh! teewá! whereas women will cry, neeyáh! neeyó! ningó! ningá! prolonging always into a sort of howl the last syllable.

Other forms of exclamation are, nah, nushká, lo! hark! wagwáhge, look! see! wánebun, gone, disappeared! Ishta, ah, ah yes! pakah, stop!

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