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