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onoshenyan nad gh

h/ aunt (parallel aunt: mother's sister); h/ stepmother

Someone's mother's sister and their father's sister are both called aunt in English but in Anishinaabemowin they are called by different words. The mother's sister is a parallel aunt. There is no simple independent word for this kind of aunt, a parallel aunt (a mother's sister). This term is also used for stepmother. A personal prefix goes with the dependent noun stem /=nosheny-/ parallel aunt to make a full word:
  • ninoshenh my parallel aunt (1s-3s)
  • ginoshenh your parallel aunt (2s-3s)
  • onoshenyan h/ parallel aunt
    • [MN] onoshenyan h/ parallel aunt / parallel aunts (3s-3')
    • [BL] onoshenyan h/ parallel aunt (3s-3's)
    • [BL] onoshenya’ h/ parallel aunts (3s-3'p)
Some basic forms of onoshenyan h/ parallel aunt are:

onoshenyan obv; onoshenyan obv sg; onoshenya' obv pl; Stem: /=nosheny-/

onoshenyan obv gh


onoshenyan obv sg nj

onoshenya' obv pl nj