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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 IV. Positive Form

Indicative Mood
Imperative Mood
Participle
Passive Voice

 

Examples of Paradigms.
Transitive Verb - Animate. Positive Form
Paradigm IV. -SAUN.

INDICATIVE MOOD
Present Tense
  Me Thee Him His
I ... ke...sin ne...sah ne...semaun
thou ke...sh ... ke...sah ke...semaun
he ne...sik ke...sik o...saun o...saun
we (ex.) ... ke...sego ne...sahnaun ne...semahnaun
you ke...shim ... ke...sahwah ke...semahwaun
they ne...segoog ke...segoog o...sahwaun o...sahwaun
 
  Us (excl.) Us (incl.) You Them
I ... ... ke..senenim ne..saug
thou ke..shemin ... ... ke..saug
he ne..segonaun ke..segonaun ke..segowah o..saun
we (ex.) ... ... ke..segoom ne..sahnahnig
you ke..shemin ... ... ke..sahwaug
they ne..sigonahnig ke..sigonahnig ke..sigowaug o..sahwaun

IMPERATIVE MOOD
  Me Thee Him His
...thou ..sheshin ... ...shé ...
let him ... ... ogah..saun ...
let us ... ... ..sahdah ...
..ye ..sheshig ... ..sik ...
let them ... ... ogah..sahwaun ...
 
  Us ( excl.) Us (incl.) You Them
...thou ..sheshenaum ... ... ...shé
let him ... ... ... ogah..saun
let us ... ... ... ..sahdahnig
..ye ..sheshenaum ... ... ..sik
let them ... ... ... ogah..sahwaun

PARTICIPLE
Present Tense
  Me Thee Him His
I who ... ..senaun ..sug ..semug
thou ..sheyun ... ..sud ..semud
he ..shid ..sik ..saud ..saud
we (ex.) ... ..segoyun ..saungid ..semaungid
you ..sheyag ... ..sag ..semag
they ..shejig ..sekig ..sahjig ..sahjig
 
  Us ( excl.) Us (incl.) You Them
I who ... ... ..senenuhgoog ..sugig
thou ..sheyung ... ... ..sudjig
he ..sheyungid ..senung ..senag ..saud
we (ex.) ... ... ..segooyag ..saungejig
you ..sheyaung ... ... ..sagoog
they ..sheyungejig ..senungoog ..senagoog ..sahjig

PASSIVE VOICE
Present Tense Participle
I am killed nenesego I who am killed nasegoyaun
thou art killed kenesego thou who art killed nasegoyun
he is killed nesah he who is killed nasind
he is killed by onesegoon he who is killed by nasegood

Examples: -

Onesaun, he kills him.
Neshé, kill him.

Odahsaun, he puts him.
Keshpin ahshid, if he puts me.

Od-odesaun, he reaches him.
Kishpin odesug, if I reach him.

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