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Ojebway Language:

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


The Verb

The Neuter Verb
The Negative
The Dubitative
The Formation of the Participle
A List of Verbs of each Paradigm
A Comperaive Table, shewing the inflection of all six Paradigms
The Verb ezhah, he goes, inflected throughout
Modifications of the Neuter Verb
The Dubitative. (Neuter.)
General Exercises on the Neuter Verb


A List of the Verbs of each Paradigm

Par. 1. -AH.
Kekah He is old.
  Uhyáh He is.
  Onishkah He rises up.
  Kezhékah He makes haste.
  Ezhah He goes.
Par. 2. -A.
Ezhéchega He does.
  Pemoosá He walks.
  Ozhebéëga He writes.
  Tuhkesedá His feet as cold.
  Mushkóoseka He makes hay.
Par. 3. -E.
(Reg.) Ezhewábeze He is thus.
  Ahkoose He is sick.
  Nuhmúhduhbe* He sits.
  Enénewe* He is a man.
  Néebuhwe* He stands.
  Tuhkenínje His hands are cold.
  Odáshkune He has horns.
(Irreg.) Uhnóoke He works.
  Ishkque He remains behind.
  Oméege He is leprous.
Par. 4. -O.
(Reg.) Guhwíshemo* He lies down.
  Puhkáukuhdooso He is lean.
  Wáhbundezo He sees himself.
  Nebáhkáuso He pretends to sleep.
  Wuhnánjegáuso He is forgotten.
(Irreg.) Uhkundó He lies in wait.
  Kooduggetó He suffers.
  Pemebuttó He runs.
Par. 5. -UM.
Mequándum He remembers.
  Wuhnándum He forgets.
  Nóondum He hears.
  Pezíndum He lisntens.
  Dóodum He acts.
(Conjugated as -UM).  
  Dáawepékwun He has lumbago.
  Wáhsuhkoonáün He makes light.
Par. 6. -IN.
Tuhgwíshin He arrives.
  Shíngeshin He lies down.
  Pezáuneshin He lies still.
  Náungesedáshin He hursts his foot.
  Uhgóojin He hangs.
(Conjugated as -IN).  
  Gáhgemedoon He complains.
  Osáumedoon He talks too much.
  Meshédoon He has a beard.

Note. - The first person singular of enénewe is nindenenéwh (h added); of nuhmúhduhbe, ne-nuhmuhdúb (h dropped); of néebuhwe, ne-néebowh (uhw changed to owh); of guhwíshemo, ninguhwíshim (e changed to i). These changes are usual but unimportant.

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