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Ojebway Language:

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

 

Exercises on the Modifications and the Dubitative.

If we love ourselves too well we shall often quarrel with one another. Kishpin osaum sahgeëdezoyung moonzhug kegahkekaundemin.
He did not make it for me, I made it for myself. Kahween ninge-ozhetumah-goose, neen dush ninge-ozhetumahdezoon.
I put a yoke upon him. Ninge-ahtuhmuhwaun nahbekuhwahgun.
I made him look at it. Ninge-guhnuhwahbunduhah.
I expect a dog has stolen it. Uhnemoosh oge-pe-kemoodenahdoog.
Can you tell me where we shall meet each other. Kedahweenduhmowh nuh ka-duhzhe-nuhgishkoodahdeyung.
I don't know when I may see him. Nuhmunjeëdoog uhpe ka-wahbumahwugan.
Whether I am seen or not 1 don't care. Wuhyáhbumegówaunan kamah goo kah kahween ne-pahbahmandunseen.
He lays up treasure for himself. Ahtahmáhdezo ahs˙njegoowin.
Lay not up treasures for yourselves. Kago ahtahmáhdezokágoon ahsunjegˇowenun.
Give it to me and I will fix it for you. Meezheshin kegah-nuhnáhetuhmoon dush.
They brought his coat to him. Oge-peedumuhwahwaun o-puhpúsekuhwáhgunene.
He who helps himself and never begs will prosper. Owh anooketausood kuhya weekah pagoosanjegásig tah-shahwandahgooze.

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