Cultural Awareness Translation of ‘regalia’

 

Translation into Biigtigong’s dialect of Nishnaabemwin:

  • bwaanzhiiwhon

 

bwaanzhiiwhon ~ regalia

 

Morphemes (building blocks of each word):

  • endzhi-gkinoomaageng ~ “school”, “where there is teaching”
    • bwaanzhii ~ “contention”, “battle”
    • w ~ “be”, “become”
    • ho ~ “make self”, “cause self”
    • n ~ [noun-forming final]

 

A rough translation of the inner-meaning:

  • making-self-contentioning−−wearing-thing

 

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

  • contentioning clothing

 


 

How to cite this publication:

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