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Ojebway Language:

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

 

Examples of Paradigms.
Example of Paradigm II. Positive Form

Indicative Mood
Imperative Mood
Participle
Passive Voice

 

Examples of Paradigms.
Transitive Verb - Animate.
Paradigm II. -UHWAUN.

INDICATIVE MOOD
Present Tense
  Me Thee Him His
I ... ke...oon ne...uhwah ne...uhwemaun
thou ke...owh ... ke...uhwah ke...uhwemaun
he ne...aug ke...aug o...uhwaun o...uhwaun
we (ex.) ... ke...ahgo ne...uhwahnaun ne...uhwemahnaun
you ke...uhwim ... ke...uhwahwah ke...uhwemahwaun
they ne...ahgoog ke...ahgoog o...uhwahwaun o...uhwahwaun
 
  Us ( excl.) Us (incl.) You Them
I ... ... ke..oonenim ne..uhwaug
thou ke..uhwemin ... ... ke..uhwaug
he ne..ahgonaun ke..ahgonaun ke..ahgowah o..uhwaun
we (ex.) ... ... ke..ahgoom ne..uhwahnahnig
you ke..uhwemin ... ... ke..uhwahwaug
they ne..ahgonahnig ke..ahgonahnig ke..ahgowaug o..uhwahwaun

IMPERATIVE MOOD
  Me Thee Him His
...thou ..uhweshin ... ...owh ...
let him ... ... ogah..uhwaun ...
let us ... ... ..uhwahdah ...
..ye ..uhweshig ... ..uhwik ...
let them ... ... ogah..uhwahwaun ...
 
  Us ( excl.) Us (incl.) You Them
...thou ..uhweshenaum ... ... ...owh
let him ... ... ... ogah..uhwaun
let us ... ... ... ..uhwahdahnig
..ye ..uhweshenaum ... ... ..uhwik
let them ... ... ... ogah..uhwaun

PARTICIPLE
Present Tense
  Me Thee Him His
I who ... ..oonaun ..uhwug ..uhwemug
thou ..uhweyun ... ..uhwud ..uhwemud
he ..uhwid ..ook ..uhwaud ..uhwaud
we (ex.) ... ..ahgoyun ..uhwaungid ..uhwemaungid
you ..uhweyag ... ..uhwag ..uhwemag
they ..uhwejig ..ookig ..uhwahjig ..uhwahjig
 
  Us ( excl.) Us (incl.) You Them
I who ... ... ..oonenuhgoog ..uhwugig
thou ..uhweyung ... ... ..uhwudjig
he ..uhweyungid ..oonung ..oonag ..uhwaud
we (ex.) ... ... ..ahgooyag ..uhwaungejig
you ..uhweyaung ... ... ..uhwagoog
they ..uhweyungejig ..oonungoog ..oonagoog ..uhwahjig

PASSIVE VOICE
Present Tense Participle
I am heard nenoondahgo I who am heard nwaundahgoyaun
thou art heard kenoondahgo thou who art heard nwaundahgoyun
he is heard nooduhwah he who is heard nwaundahwind
he is heard by onoondahgoon he who is heard by nwaundahgood

Examples: -

Onoonduhwaun, he hears him.
Noondowh, hear him.

Opesinduhwaun, he listens to him.
Pesindowh, listen to him.

Oweemdumuhwaun, he tells him.
Weendumuhweshin, tell me.

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