98 VAI verbs for consideration or learning

AI Verbs List

  1. Maji- he/she is leaving
  2. Giwse- he/she is hunting
  3. Waswa- he/she is night shining
  4. myan nage- he/she wounded (something)
  5. pshin ge- he/she is skinning
  6. Gwedemojge- he/she is fishing
  7. Zhya- he/she goes
  8. Zasksokwe- he/she is frying (something)
  9. Meng ji- he/she is burping
  10. mnekwe- he/she is drinking.
  11. gashknabagwe- he/she is thirsty
  12. odanke- he/she is going to town.
  13. wisne- he/she is eating
  14. Bodwe- he/she is making a fire
  15. ndodaske- he/she is praying/ asking in a beseeching way
  16. Madmo- he/she is praying
  17. Gzabyenge- he/she is driving
  18. boze- he/she is riding (like a car)
  19. pam boze- he/she is riding around in a car
  20. Ngi kich ndebe- I have a sore head
  21. nGi kich jane- I have a sore nose.
  22. nGi gich dam ken- I have a sore jaw
  23. bmose- he/she is walking
  24. bmepto- he/she is running
  25. dgweshen- he/she is arriving
  26. pa mad ze- he/she is traveling
  27. wje bye- he/she comes from
  28. wzhita- he/she is ready
  29. bgumse- he/she arrives by foot
  30. bgum bto- he/she arrives running
  31. nshiwboze- he/she is going fast
  32. ma da bze- he/she joins up with it (traveling)
  33. ngashka- he/she is stopping
  34. ngash mi ye- he/she is being stopped
  35. ngabzo- he/she is stopping in a car
  36. neshkwe bzo- he/she is pulling off/turning off the road
  37. wmet se shen- h/she is really late
  38. giwani- he/she loses his/her way
  39. ngeshen- he/she is lost
  40. bzendage- he/she listens in ( to a meeting)
  41. mzhen ga zo- he/she is being arrested
  42. mgugno- he/she is big
  43. mgabe wze- he/she is large/fat
  44. nshiwabewze- h/she is quite large
  45. gishgamo- he/she is fat
  46. gachabewze- he/she is skinny
  47. gachi uh- he/she is small ngachi- I am small
  48. mok shka- he/she emerges
  49. mno wabmenagwze- he/she looks pretty/good
  50. nji wnagweze- he/she looks homely
  51. gnoze- he/she is tall  ngnos- I am tall
  52. tkoze- he/she is short  Ntkos- I am short
  53. Zhiptum- he/she is hardheaded/ stubborn
  54. zegze- he/she is scared Nzeges- I am scared
  55. Kwe’taje- he/she is afraid/ meek (for no apparent reason)
  56. Kyebadze- he/she is foolish        nge gyebades- I am foolish
  57. agwa dze- he/she is even more foolish             ndagwades- I am more foolish
  58. giwnadze- he/she is insane/crazy ngiwnades- I am insane/crazy
  59. mbwa ka o- he/she is smart Nbwaka- I am smart
  60. wgi w sadendem- he/she is feeling sorrowful/bad/unnecessary ngi wsa dendum- I
  61. Ntagze- he/she is sad/lonely  ntages- I am sad/loney
  62. Kwansegze- he/she is really stingy nge gwanse ges- I am really stingy
  63. Mo wak- he/she is crying nmo- I am crying

64.mensheze- he/she is ashamed/ embarrassed nmen shes- I am

65.Nchiwenmo- he/she is glad/happy nchiwenmo- I am happy

66.ge zhe zo- he/she is warm  ngezhes- I am warm(When it is hot out)

67. tkeze- he/she is cool  ndetkes- I am cool

68. bi ge je- he/she is cold  nbigech. I’m cold

69. Nweshmo- he/she is resting

70. Zhe nagwze- he/she looks like

71. wji chib de esh ka- he/she has heart palpitations

72. Zhe webze- something is the matter with him/her

73. gi kidze- he/she is sore ngi kides- I am sore.

74. wpukshen- he/she falls down ngi pukshen- I fell down

75. wmen she gojen- he/she falls and is embarrassed ngimen she gojen- I fell and was

76.gbes gwe- he/she is hoarse  ngbes gwe- I am hoarse

77. jachamo- he/she is sneezing njacham- I am going to sneeze.

78. Gziyabdeo- he/she is brushing him/her teeth nwigziyabde- I am going to brush my

79.  mosh o- he/she is cutting hair nmosh- I am cutting hair

80. gzhi bi- he/she is itchy ngzhi bi- I am itchy.

81. askonye- he/she is changing cloths nde askonye- I am changing cloths

82. bij dase- he/she is changing socks nbijdase- I am changing socks

83. wbi tkezne- he/she is putting on shoes nbitkezne- I am putting on shoes

84. wgi tkezne- he/she is taking of shoes   ngitkezne- I am taking of  my shoes

85. wda b’an/en- he/she is untying it/those nda b’an/en I am untying it/those

86. biskonye- he/she is dressing nbiskonye- I am dressing

87. mbe- he/she is sleeping   nwimba- I am going to go to sleeping

88.apwe- he/she is dreaming ngiapwe- I was dreaming

89. bzegwi- he/she is rising nwi bzegwi- I am going to get up

90. doskaba- he/she opens his/her eyes ngidoskab- I opened my eyes

91.binchege- he/she is cleaning

92. jigedege- he/she is sweeping

93. gziskege- he/she is mopping

94.zho byege- he/she is painting

95. wzhege- he/she is building

96. Dbuh ge- he/she is paying

97. menezeo- he/she needs something nme nes- I need something

98. Wbokshka- he/she is broke mbokshka- I am broke

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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