Bkan – Different

Bapkan – All different

Bapkan je mijbyéyek ngi wabma ibe – I saw all different kind of animals over there

Bkan je gi yawik – They were different

Bkan dwé gi yawik – They were different sorts

Bisken i bkan biskewagen – Put on a different shirt

 

Author: neaseno

I was born on Powers Bluff in Wood County, Wisconsin, into a traditional community of Neshnabek. I was raised speaking only native languages, and learned to speak English upon entering school at the age of 6. As of this writing, I am one of 5 remaining Heritage Fluent Speakers of Potawatomi.