Cultural Awareness Translation of ‘[You(singular)] listen!’

 

Translation into Biigtigong’s dialect of Nishnaabemwin:

  • Bzindan!

 

Bzindan! ~ [You(singular)] listen!

 

Morphemes (building blocks of each word):

  • bzind ~ “listen”
  • an ~ “You(singular)…[no object]/it/them(inanimate)!”

 

A rough translation of the inner-meaning:

  • [You(singular)] listen!, [You(singular)] listen to it!, [You(singular)] listen to them (inanimate)!

 

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

  • [You(singular)] listen!, [You(singular)] listen to it!, [You(singular)] listen to them (inanimate)!

 


 

How to cite this publication:

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