Concise Dictionary of Minnesota Ojibwe

Published on November 28, 2012 by Carol

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Concise Dictionary of Minnesota Ojibwe

Author: John Nichols

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Contributor: Earl Nyholm

Customer review:
John Nichols and Earl Nyholm are two of the top linguistic experts on the Ojibwe language, and this dictionary is a collaboration between the two of them. It contains many words for parts of modern life (bemisemagak, “airplane,” wiisiniwigamig, “restaurant,” odaabaan, “car”), but also a wealth of terms for traditional aspects of Ojibwe life (zibaaska’iganagooday, “jingle dress,” bagida’waa, “fish with a net,” wiigwaasi-makak, “birch-bark basket”). It may not have 100,000 words like large dictionaries of well-studied languages like English, but it does have over 7,000 (which, for a language like Ojibwe, which has only recieved a lot of serious scholarship relatively recently, is quite impressive). Which may not sound like a lot, but I’ve found that, whenever I need to look something up, it’s almost certain to be in there. The first few pages offer a (very brief) sketch of the phonology and a quick overview of some aspects of the grammar, although only enough to be used as a starting point for more detailed study using other resources. The book does not purport to be a grammar, however, but merely a dictionary, and a “concise” one at that. For a “concise” dictionary to nearly always have the word I’m looking up (I’ve been using it for about a year now, and there are still only a few words I’ve tried looking up that I haven’t found) is a fairly impressive feat, at least in my mind. I’d highly recommend it to anyone interested in the Ojibwe people or the language.

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Concise Dictionary of Minnesota Ojibwe

Published on September 26, 2012 by Carol

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Concise Dictionary of Minnesota Ojibwe

Author: John Nichols

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Contributor: Earl Nyholm

Book description:
John Nichols and Earl Nyholm are two of the top linguistic experts on the Ojibwe language, and this dictionary is a collaboration between the two of them. It contains many words for parts of modern life (bemisemagak, “airplane,” wiisiniwigamig, “restaurant,” odaabaan, “car”), but also a wealth of terms for traditional aspects of Ojibwe life (zibaaska’iganagooday, “jingle dress,” bagida’waa, “fish with a net,” wiigwaasi-makak, “birch-bark basket”). It may not have 100,000 words like large dictionaries of well-studied languages like English, but it does have over 7,000 (which, for a language like Ojibwe, which has only recieved a lot of serious scholarship relatively recently, is quite impressive). Which may not sound like a lot, but I’ve found that, whenever I need to look something up, it’s almost certain to be in there. The first few pages offer a (very brief) sketch of the phonology and a quick overview of some aspects of the grammar, although only enough to be used as a starting point for more detailed study using other resources. The book does not purport to be a grammar, however, but merely a dictionary, and a “concise” one at that. For a “concise” dictionary to nearly always have the word I’m looking up (I’ve been using it for about a year now, and there are still only a few words I’ve tried looking up that I haven’t found) is a fairly impressive feat, at least in my mind. I’d highly recommend it to anyone interested in the Ojibwe people or the language.

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American Psychological Association (APA):

Concise Dictionary of Minnesota Ojibwe NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged. Retrieved September 16, 2014, from NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com website: http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/concise-dictionary-minnesota-ojibwe/

Chicago Manual Style (CMS):

Concise Dictionary of Minnesota Ojibwe NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com. NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged. Native American Encyclopedia http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/concise-dictionary-minnesota-ojibwe/ (accessed: September 16, 2014).

Modern Language Association (MLA):

"Concise Dictionary of Minnesota Ojibwe" NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged. Native American Encyclopedia 16 Sep. 2014. <NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/concise-dictionary-minnesota-ojibwe/>.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE):

NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com, "Concise Dictionary of Minnesota Ojibwe" in NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged. Source location: Native American Encyclopedia http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/concise-dictionary-minnesota-ojibwe/. Available: http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com. Accessed: September 16, 2014.

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