Inanimate Singular Demonstratives

Demonstratives are used to indicate the degree of closeness of a person or object.  They must agree with the animacy or inanimacy of the object

Inanimate Singular Examples:

Ode gokbenagen – This basket

I gokbenagen – That basket

Éi gokbenagen – That basket over there


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.