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Ojebway Language:

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

 

Part II. Dialogs and Exercises.

DIALOGUES.

X. At School

Go to your seat.

Uhwe nuhmuhdubin.

Look at your book.

Guhnuhwáhbundun kemuhzenuhegun.

Bring me your slate.

Peeduhweshin keduhsineem.

Look (pl.) at the black-board.

Guhnuhwahbumik nuhbuggesug.

You are late.

Keche weekah ke-tuhgooshin.

You have been very idle.

Ahpeche kegeketemishk.

Your hands are dirty.

Keweeneninje.

Tell your mother you must wash your hands before you come to school.

Ezhé suh kegah che bwah schoolewing ezhahyaun nenunduhwaudahgooz che-kesebegeninjeyaun.

That is what the master says.

Me akedood owh kakenoühmahgad.

Come and stand before me (pl.)

Peneebuhweyook anáhsuhmuhbeyaun.

Stand in a line.

Neebedaëgahbuhweyook.

Stand round me in a circle.

Kewetahgahbuhwetuhweshig.

Where is your pencil?

Ahneende kedozhebeëgunahtig?

Have you lost your pen?

Kegewuhneäh nuh kemeegwun?

You have dropped it, pick it up.

Kegebúhnenah, odahpin menuhwah.

You have made a mistake.

Kege-wuhnesa.

Write nicely.

Wawane ozhebeëgan.

Do that sum.

Ozhetoon ewh uhgindausoowin.

Read louder.

Kuhgatin uhgindun.

Read distinctly.

Wawane uhgindun.

I must whip you if you do that.

Kedah-puhshunzhaoon kishpin ezhechegayun ewh.

Stand up, let us sing.

Puhsegweeg, nuhgumoodah.

You are singing out of tune.

Kewuhnuhuhmáhsoom.

Sing it again (pl.)

Menuhwah nuhgumook.

Sit down, don't play (pl.)

Nuhmúhduhbeeg, kago kewuhnúkummégesekágoon.

Don't talk (pl.)

Kago guhnoonedekagoon.

Do what I say at once.

Ezhechegan anenaun, waweeb.

Girls, get your sewing.

Equazansedoog, kekushkegwausoowinewah oodahpenuhmook.

Hem that neatly.

Wahweenga tetebegwahdun.

Have you your thimble?

Keduhyahwah nuh ke-gaunduhegwáusoowin.

Where are your scissors?

Ahneende kemoozhwahgun?

The needle is sticking in your work.

Shahboonegun puhduhkesin emuh kekushkegwausoowining.

I will cut it out for you.

Kegah oonezhuhmoon.

Now, put away your needle-work.

Umba ningooje uhtoog kekushkegwausoowinewah.

Collect the slates.

Mahwundóonuhmook uhsineen.

All stand up together.

Kuhkenuh mahmuhwe puhsegweeyook.

Count ten.

Medahching menik uhgindausoon.

How many fingers have you?

Ahneen andussoninjeeyun?

Twice ten.

Neezhing medahswe.

Five times six.

Nahning ningoodwahswe.

Answer to your names.

Nuhquatumook kiduhnoosoowinewaun.

The girls may leave.

Tahmahjahwug egewh equazansug.

I give you three weeks holiday.

Nesing anuhmeäkeezhik menik kepuhgedenenim.

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