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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.

To Write a Letter.

Suhyahgeenaun nekahnis, -
Uhwussuhnahgo ningepeodissegoon ewh ke muhzenuhegun. Megwach keozhe-beuhmuhweyun. Nin-meno-bemahdiz suh. Newedegamahgun kuhya meno-bemahdeze. Ah pagish weebah pe-wahbumeeyaung. Ahpeche suh kuhbauhyee kah-uhkowahbundeyung. Uhnuhmekowh John Ahtikahmag, owedegamahgunun kuhya uhnuhmekuhwim. Megwach kemequanemewaud. Neen kuhya newedegamahgun, kuhya nenejahnesug, kiduhnuhmekahgo.
Neen suh owh kekahnis,
Peter Keche Noodin.

Translation.
My dear friend (or brother), -
Your letter reached me the day before yesterday. Thank you for writing to me. I am very well. My wife also is well. I hope you will soon come and see us. It is a very long time since we met. My kind regards to John Whitefish and his wife, and thank them for remembering me. Myself, wife, and children, all send best wishes.
I remain, your friend,
Peter Big Wind.

 

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