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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 Impersonal Verb.

The mountain is very high. Keche ishpudenah wahjewh.
If it snows to-morrow, I shall not go out. Kishpin soogepoog wahbung kahween ningahsahguhunse.
I shall be glad if it does not rain. Ningah minwandum kishpin kemewunsenook. John's hat used to look well, but now it is very old. John owewuhquaun, minwahbumenahgwudenebun, noongoom edush ahpeche kata uhyeewenene.
A strong box. Swaungung muhkuk.
A large stove. Macháhbekuk kashaubekesegun.
A long plank. Kanwáukoozid nuhbuggesug. (Animate).
The box is painted red. Mishkoonegáhda ewh muhkuk.
The cloth is red. Misquágud.
The pocket-handkerchief is red. Misquágeze owh mooshwa.
The table-cloth is white. Wahbishkeegud ewh uhdoopoowinegin.
Whenever it rains I stay at home. Kamewungin suh uhpuna ne-nuhmuhdub anduhyaun.
I go there always on Tuesdays. Nindezhah suh ewede uhpuna nauzhokezhegukin.
The bell used to ring every Sunday. Mudwasinobun kitootahgun andusso uhnuhmeäkezheguk.
John's box is very strong. Keche soongunene John o-muhkuk.
What is his book called? Ahneen azhenekahdanig o-muhzenuhegun.
The ink is blue. Ozhahwushquáhgumme ewh ozhebeegunáhbo.
My watch is polished. Wahsequáhbekeze netebuhegeeziswaun.

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