Some words and simple phrases on sickness

Some More Vocabulary On Sickness.

Napnewen/Penewen?                           sickness

__________nde na pne   I have the___________

__________nde na pne men   We have __ (excl.)

_________na pne wak    H/S has_________

_________na pne wek    They have ____ (excl.)

________gde na pne men       We have ______ (incl.)

Ni je ena pne yen?         What ails you?

Ni je ena pne yen? What illness do you have?

Ni je ena pne yek? What ails you people?

Ni je ena pnet? What sickness does h/s have?

Ni je ena pne wat? What do they have? (sickness)

Ni je ena pne ygo? What is wrong with us?

Kedwenen se ode napnewen

Dakmedem     to hurt somewhere

Ndakmedem   I hurt somewhere

Webapne        beginning to get ill

Pene’ewen      sickness of a more serious nature; flu, pneumonia, colds, etc.

Odehnadpne; heart disease of any kind.

Jibaumnadpne; spirit sickness, mental illness, PTSD, alcoholism, drug addiction.

Emotions and Feelings are connected with the spirit of an individual thus, (jibaumnadpne)

Bigeyekwse                                    Exhausted

Nshonadendem                              Confused

Nchiwenmowen                              Ecstatic

Dbesitadwen                                  Guilty

Monenmowen                                 Suspicious

Nshkadze                                       Angry

Giwnadendem                                Hysterical

Nshonadendem                              Frustrated

Ntagze                                             Sad

Shkedkewen/Shechkewen           Confident

Mensheze                                        Embarrassed

Mwendem                                       Happy

Kyebadze                                       Mischievous

Anwenjgewen                         Disgusted

Zegze                                               Frightened

Nshiwgedaze                                  Enraged

Mensheze                                        Ashamed

Dokmezwen                                    Cautious

Kchenendezwen                             Smug

Manandem                                     Depressed

Niskendem                                      Overwhelmed

Ndewenjgewen                               Hopeful

Ntagze                                             Lonely

Bozmnwenjege                               Love Struck

Zhawe’                                            Jealous

Nisadendem                                    Bored

Akwadze                                Anxious

Mamkadendem                              Shocked

Nskwenweaye                                Surprised

Mamkazwen                                   Surprised

Mensheshke                                   Shy

Anwenjegewen                               Disgusted

Yantzhitmowen                              Discouraged

Kchenendeswen                             Arrogance

Edbesendowen                               Humility

Wishges                                          Physical Strength

Mishkweswen                                Inner strength

Ebwazegset Edbandek                 Love without fear

Examples:

Kiwadze                                  s/he is lonely

Zhewenma                              I am compassionate of him/her

Nzeges                                    I am frightened

Gzeges                                    You are frightened

Gzeges ne?                             Are you frightened?

Nendeman                              What I think of myself

Nagdewendeman                   what I think (deeper level thinking)

Edbesendeman                      Thinking lowly humble thoughts

Nemwinadpne; any type of breathing illness, COPD, lung disease or tuberculosis.

Shonadpne     all different kinds of illnesses

Neshnadapne        I have all kinds of illnesses

Gneshadapne    you have all kinds of illnesses

Kche napnewen   cancer, something life threatening , Small pox, cholera, bubonic plague, etc.

Yaknoga/akwenoga his is sick.

Ndaknoga I am sick

Janmeze his is really feeling ill

Ndojanmes I am feeling really ill

Nijanmeze pregnant woman

Questions:

  1.  Gi nodan ne ézhewebek ngom igwan ode myajazhtonjegéwen?
  2. Wégni je ode shkwéyawjegéwen?
  3. Gekéndan ne ga zhewébek ngotek «depression» égi shnekadék?
  4. Gi sneget ne i ngotek?
  5. Ni je éshedéyen gode mengshiniyek mine gode wedapegéniyek eshnekazwat?
  6. Mine ode azhtongéwen gechwa she mjesh cho she gégo mikjéwiwat?

Ga she tot o Mnedo        what the Spirit created

Jak gégo ga zhetot         all the Spirit made

Anet kedwenen              some sayings/words

Economic problems       myajazhtonjegéwen

Recession                       Shkwéyawjegéwen

Economic Downturn      Azhtonisajegéwen

Economy                        Azhtongéwen

Unemployment               Cho she gégo mikjéwiwen

Hard times                     Gi/Wi sneget

School closings              Skonogbakwéwgenen

Snow days                     Gon gishgwen

Sick days                        Napnewen gishgwen

Pandemic                        Gche napnewen

Signs of the times          Ganajmownen

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.

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