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owiinizis nid gh

h/ (strand of) hair

See also: wiinizis nid

There is no simple independent word for hair. A personal prefix goes with the dependent noun stem /=iinizis-/ strand of hair to make a full word:
  • niinizis my strand of hair (1s-0s)
  • giinizis your strand of hair (2s-0s)
  • wiinizis h/ strand of hair (3s-0s); some people have an alternate form owiinizis
The English collective hair referring to all of the hair on one's head uses a plural form in Ojibwe:
  • niinizisan my hair (1s-0s)
  • giinizisan your hair (2s-0s)
  • wiinizisan h/ hair (3s-0s); some people have an alternate form owiinizisan
Some basic forms of owiinizis h/y strand of hair are:

owiinizis sg; owiinizisan pl; Stem: /=iinizis-/

owiinizis sg gh

owiinizisan pl gh