Updated: Nov 26, 2018
Me and him
By Anna Gibbs
Gii-abinoojiiyiwiyaang niin naa wiin nishiime, ni miigaadimin iko, ni-mamaazhi'ig apane. Gaa-zhi biindigenaazhikawag waaka'iganing, nigii-o-debibinaa gagwejimag: "Aaniin dash wenji-izhi-yan odikoomiyaan?"
Ni nakwetawaa wiin: aaniish naa gi-doodikom!
When we were young my youngest brother and I were fighting and he was getting the best of me. I chased him inside of the house. I went and caught him and asked him: Why do You say I have bugs? You have bugs!
Abinoojiiyiwi- vai- s/he is a child'
-shiimey-nad- younger brother
nishiime- my younger brother
miigaazh- vta- fight s.o
mamaazhi'-vta- raise hell with s.o/ do harm to someone.
biindigenaazhikaw -vta- chase s.o inside
debibizh -vta- catch him/her
gagwejim -vta-ask him/her
aaniin- pc- how? why? In what way?
onji-pv3- for a certain reason,because,from a certain place
izhi-vta-say to s.o ,tell s.o
odikomi-vai- s/he has lice
nakwetaw-vta- reply to someone
aaniish- well then
naa-pc emphatic particle/ see! look here