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.com. Biigtigong Nishnaabeg, 3 May 2019. Web.