Tribal Council Vocabulary

Etemen Gises 2009 / June 2009



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Etemen Gises -- June (Strawberry Moon)


Ttho gwabmasi. -- You don’t see him/her.


Ttho ne gwabmasi? -- Don’t you see him/her?


Ttho gwabmasik. -- You don’t see them.


Ttho ne gwabmasik? -- Don’t you see them?


Ggi wabmek ne o mshkekiwnene? -- Did the doctor see you?


Ngi bye wabmek o mshkekiwnene. -- The doctor came to see me.


Wnago -- Yesterday


Ngi -- I (personal pronoun in the past tense)


Bye -- Come; he/she comes (ngi-bye; I came – past tense)


O -- The/that – O used to signify something animate; if inanimate use I for words the/that


Ndanes -- My daughter



Same vocabulary words used in creating a sentence form:

Wnago ngi bye wabmek o ndanes. -- My daughter came to see me yesterday.




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