Starting to learn the Ojibwe Language can be a daunting task. Remember, it is all in your head. The obstacles, barriers and also the Language itself. The Ojibwe Language is a gift from the Manidoog in order for the Anishinaabe People to communicate here in the Physical World and in the Spiritual World. It is a Spiritual Language and the vast reaches of its power are further than the physical mind can understand.
The Language is already in you. As a Gift. It is already there.
Let's work on digging it out.
Ojibwe Language at your Fingertips
As we merge into a digital society, our ways must adapt without losing any of the Cultural Integrity.
Our Ancestors have always adapted to their current surroundings and utilized the most efficient Technology of the time. Just think of the Tech Advancement when the Cast Iron Kettle was introduced.
Learning the Language is the pathway to reaching a broader connection the the spirit world in order for the Anishinaabe to live a well-balanced life.
VAI Verbs describe a condition a Being is in. Conditions such as s/he is hungry, s/he is eating, s/he is going somewhere are examples of describing a Being's characteristics.
VII Verbs describe a condition an inanimate object is in. Conditions such as it is red, it is cold, it is wet are examples of describing an inanimate object's characteristics.
VTA Verbs describe an interaction between 2 or more animate beings. Interactions such as see h/her, hear h/her, listen to h/her are examples of describing how a being relates to another.
VTI Verbs describe an interaction between an animate being and inanimate object. Interactions such as throw it, cook it, bring it are examples of describing how a being relates to an inanimate object.