Cultural Awareness Translation of ‘mathematics’

 

Translation into Biigtigong’s dialect of Nishnaabemwin:

  • dshiwni-nawendiwin

 

dshiwni-nawendiwin ~ mathematics

 

Morphemes (building blocks of each word):

  • dshiwni- ~ “quantity-ness”
    • dsh ~ “so many”, “a certain number”
    • i ~ “be a certain number”
    • wn ~ [noun-forming final]
    • i ~ [prenoun connector]
  • nawendiwin ~ “inter-relatedness”
    • nawe(nd) ~ “is related to another”
    • ndi ~ [reciprocal]
    • win ~ [noun-forming final]

 

A rough translation of the inner-meaning:

  • quantity-ness−−inter-relatedness

 

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

  • relations between quantities

 


 

How to cite this publication:

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