Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Ojibwemowin: Noondendami-giizhigad (Ojiimishin!)

We pause in our pursuit of learning weather related phrases and words to get ready for Noondendami-giizhigad, literally "the flirting days", also known as Valentine's Day. On Noondendami-giizhigad you might say, and at some time you probably should say, to your sweetheart: Ojiimishin, "give me a kiss".

1 comment:

Dorothy Oie said...

Thank you for this lesson. My translation of Valentine's Day was way off. I appreciate all your language lessons & use them in teaching our students in the Virginia Indian Education Program. Miigwech.