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A Bit of Ojibwe Summer Vocabulary

The Ojibwe Language Double vowel system was developed in the later twentieth century by Charles Fiero and John Nichols. It is often used in the United States and Canada among language teachers as a writing system, and is used in most Ojibwe language books.

 

The Ojibwe Alphabet contains the letters:
a, aa, b, ch, d, e, g, h, i, ii, j, k, m, n, o, oo, p, s, sh, t, w, y, z, zh and the glottal stop '.

 

Ojibwe Double Vowel Pronunciation Guide:

a – pronounced like the "uh" sound as in the English word "about"

aa – pronounced like the "ah" sound as in the English word "cob"

e – pronounced like the "ay" sound as in the English word "cafe"

i – pronounced like the "ih" sound as in the English word "pin"

ii – pronounced like the "ee" sound as in the English word "see"

o – pronounced like the "oh" sound as in the English word "obey"

oo - sometimes sounds like the "oa" in "boat" and at other times sounds like the "oo" in "boot"

A Bit of Ojibwe Summer Vocabulary


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