Cultural Awareness Translation of ‘door’

 

Translation into Biigtigong’s dialect of Nishnaabemwin:

  • shkwaandem

 

shkwaandem ~ door

 

Morphemes (building blocks of each word):

  • shkwaa ~ “over, finished, after the end”
  • nde ~ “door”, “doorway”
  • m ~ [final]

 

A rough translation of the inner-meaning:

  • after-the-end door, after-the-end doorway

 

A plainer, more free-form, inner-meaning translation:

  • doorway after the end

 


 

How to cite this publication:

Montano, J. P. “Facilitating Cultural Awareness with Biigtigong’s Dialect” biigtigong.com. Biigtigong Nishnaabeg, 21 Jun 2018. Web.