Tribal Council Vocabulary

Bna kwi gises 2007 / October 2007


Here are some various responses when someone asks Ni pi tthe eshayayen meaning Where are you going? Immediately below these responses are phrases for identifying days of the week. The speaker for most of the October vocabulary is Jim Thunder of the Forest County Potawatomi. Other speakers are identified.

Ni pi tthe eshayayen -- Where are you going?


Nwi odanke -- I am going to go to town


Dawewgemgok nwi zhya -- I'm going to the store
(Speaker: Kim Wensaut, Forest County)


Mbesek nde shya -- I am going to the lake (Literal - To the lake I am going)


Zibik nde shya -- I am going to the river (Literal - To the river I am going)


Tadiwgemuk -- Casino
(Speaker: Earl Meshigaud, Hannahville)


Ngot gizhget ngom -- Today is Monday


Nish gizhget ngom -- Today is Tuesday


Apta gizhget ngom -- Today is Wednesday


Nyew gizhget ngom -- Today is Thursday


Nyano gizhget ngom -- Today is Friday

Council Words 2012