Art-related Terms – ‘Something Imagined, Someone Imagined’


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

  • mzinenjgan


mzinenjgan ~ something imagined, someone imagined


Morphemes (building blocks of each word):

  • mzin ~ “fancy, figured, image”
  • enj ~ “act by thought on it, perceive it by thought”
  • gan ~ “[nominalizer]”


A translation of the morphemes:

  • image-acting–on-it-by-thought—thing, image-acting–on-it-by-thought—being


A formal-English translation:

  • something imagined, someone imagined



How to cite this publication:

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