Mteno – Only

Nin se mteno – Only me

Gin se mteno – Only you

Win se mteno – Only him/her

Ninan se mteno – Only us, not you

Ginan se mteno – Only all of us

Ginwa se mteno – Only you all

Winwa se mteno – Only them

Nenwémen, gin se mteno – I love you, only you (said to spouse)

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.