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Lesson 6 - Commands


Biindigen - Enter, Go inside.
Biindigeg - Enter, Go inside you people.
Abin - Sit.
Abig - Sit you people.
Namadabin - Sit gown.
Namadabig - Sit down you people.
Wiisinin - Eat.
Wiisinig - Eat you people.
Zaagaan - Go outside.
Zaagaamog - Go outside you people.
Giiwen - Go home.
Giiweg - Go home you people.
Maajaan - Leave, Go.
Maajaag - Leave, Go you people.
Ikidon - Say it.
Ikidog - Say it you people.
Bi-giiwen - Come home.
Bi-giiweg - come home you people.
Bi-wiisinin - Come eat.
Bi-wiisinig - Come eat you people.
Ando-abin - Go sit.
Ando-abig - Go sit you people.
Ando-namadabin - Go sit down.
Ando-namadabig - Go sit down you people.
Ando-wiisinin - Go eat.
Ando-wiisinig - Go eat you people.
Booni-wiisinin - Stop eating.
Booni-wiisinig - Stop eating you people.
Ikidon minawaa - Say it again.
Ikidog minawaa - Say it again you people.
Geyaabi-ikidon - Still say it.
Geyaabi-ikidog - Still say it you people.
Aambe - Come on, Come here.

New Words:

biindige - s/he enters
abi - s/he sits
namadabi - s/he sits down
wiisini - s/he eats
zaagaam - s/he goes out, goes outside
giiwe - s/he goes home
maajaa - s/he leaves
ikido - s/he says
bi- - here, towards the speaker
ando- - go to do smth.
aambe - come on!


Words like 'go', 'enter', 'sit', 'sit down', 'come', etc, i.e. words expressing actions are verbs.
The main form of Ojibwe verbs is translated as 's/he does something'.

Commands. To command to people what they shoud do in Ojibwe, you should change a verb.
To give a command to one person you have to add -n at the end of a verb:
biindige - biindigen (enter!)
To give a command to more than one person, you have to add -g at the end of a verb:
namadabi - namadabig (sit down you people!)

The word zaagaam changes in a bit different way. It often happens with verbs ending in -m in Ojibwe.


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