Art-related Terms – ‘Makes Art, Creates Art’


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

  • mzinendmookaajge


mzinendmookaajge ~ S/he makes art., S/he creates art.


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]
  • oo ~ [connector]
  • kaa ~ “s/he makes, s/he produces, s/he gathers”
  • j ~ “act on it”
  • ge ~ “s/he acts (on an unspecified object)”


A translation of the morphemes:

  • S/he produces by imagine-acting (on an unspecified object).


A formal-English translation:

  • S/he makes art., S/he creates art.



How to cite this publication:

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