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"The Abenaki Language"

Let us talk about Spring...

ďdakazida pabachi sigwan




There are four distinct weather changes in one year.

There are four seasons in a year.

Adoji iaw kinawiwi pilowakisgajik negwidjigadenwaiwi.

sigwan    spring, it is spring

sigwak    when it is spring

alisigwanek    the way spring is

alwawigen sigwan    it is almost spring

sigwana    last spring

nialisigwana    a year ago last spring

sigwaga    next spring

nakwaltak sigwanek    it is next spring

pamsigwanek    this spring

sigwaniwitta    this very spring

asma sigwanek    before spring

asma pamsigwanek    before this spring

kizi sigwan    after spring

kizi pamsigwanek    after this spring

sigwaniwi    in the spring

pamisigwanek    during spring

n˘sigwagi    every spring

wakasisigwan    a few springs

kasisigwan    many springs

sigwagihlan    spring is coming

m˘jasigwaniwi    at the beginning of spring

m˘jaiwigen sigwan    it is the beginning of spring

m˘jaiwigen sigwaniwi    it is in the beginning of spring

nosokak sigwanek    it is the following spring

wanaskiwigen sigwan    it is at the end of spring

wanaskiwi sigwan    at the end of spring

matanaskiwigen sigwan    it is the end of spring

machiwi sigwan    the end of spring

mziwisigwan    all spring

mziwigen sigwan    it is all spring

nan˘sigwan    the middle of spring

nan˘sigwaniwi    in the middle of spring

nan˘wigen sigwan    it is the middle of spring

zibkiwi sigwan    late spring

zibkiwi sigwaniwi    in late spring

zibkiwigen sigwan    it is late spring

wskisigwan    early spring

wskisigwaniwi    in early spring

wskigen sigwan    it is early spring

sigwanihla    spring comes

sigwanasin    spring arrives

n˘wisigwan    mid spring

n˘wisigwaniwi    in mid spring

n˘wigen sigwan    it is mid spring




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