Art-related Terms – ‘Imagination’


Art-related term in Biigtigong’s dialect of Nishnaabemwin:

  • mzinendmowin


mzinendmowin ~ imagination


Morphemes (building blocks of each word):

  • mzin ~ “fancy, figured, image”
  • end ~ “act by thought on it, perceive it by thought”
  • (a)m ~ “[makes the preceding term a VAI2 verb]”
  • o ~ [connector]
  • win ~ [nominalizer], “-ness”


A translation of the morphemes:

  • image-acting–on-it-by-thought—ness; image-perceiving–it-by-thought—ness


A formal-English translation:

  • imagination



How to cite this publication:

Montano, J. P. “Art-related Terms in Biigtigong’s Dialect” Biigtigong Nishnaabeg, 3 May 2019. Web.