bigbumble (bigbumble) wrote,
bigbumble
bigbumble

English major nephew

My nephew made the following comment on his facebook today:

I have an Ojibwe dictionary written by a 19th-century French missionary. Some of the phrases in the book include: "I speak like a drunken person" ("nind giwashkwebiwinitagos"), "uninterrupted lightnings" (as in lightning flashes that come so close together that the sky is constantly lit up--"gigigassigewag"), "I am sluttish" ("nin winis"), "I am worth nothing" ("nin nagikawendagos"), and, probably best of all, "my tongue is cut off" ("nin kishkidenaniw"). Language is fun.

That is all.
Subscribe

  • Last Tuesday's Adventures

    So, I donated a pint of blood last Tuesday. Afterwards I dropped in Kazoo Books, my local independent book store. Their copies of Jim Hines latest…

  • National Association of Rocketry Annual Meet

    NARAM as it is usually known as. I am going to be Contest Director (CD) next year. I have finished talking to the National Contest Chair and we have…

  • International model rocket stuff

    The International model rocket contest (Internats) live coverage is starting now. Just in case you haven't had enough Olympics.…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic
    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 5 comments