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/maad-/ initial

start, move off
maaj , maaz
maadadaawangose vai s/he starts walking on the beach
maadademo vai s/he starts to cry
maadagim vta start counting h/
maadagindan vti start counting, reading it
maadagindaaso vai s/he starts counting, starts reading
maadaginzo vai the month begins, it is the first (of the month)
maada'adoo vai s/he goes off following a trail
maada'adoon vti2 start following it (road or trail)
maada'amaazo vai s/he starts singing
maada'an vti scrape the hair and fat from it (a skin)
maada'azh vta go off following h/ trail
maada'ookii vai + o s/he distributes something, distributes gifts, shares something with others
maada'oozh vta distribute (it) to, share (it) with h/
maadakamigad vii it starts, begins (as an event)
maadakamigizi vai s/he starts, begins (in some event)
maadam vta start eating, start chewing h/
maadamandam vai s/he starts to have pain
maadanaamo vai s/he starts breathing
maadandan vti start eating, start chewing it
maadanokii vai s/he starts working
maadanoozo vai s/he starts smoking (tobacco)
maadashkime vai s/he starts weaving snowshoe webbing
maadawinzo vai s/he starts to pick berries
maadaaboode vii it drifts off on the current
maadaaboono vai s/he drift off on the current
maadaaboozo vai s/he drifts off on the current
maadaadagaako vai s/he starts off on the ice
maadaadagaazii vai s/he starts to wade off
maadaada'e vai s/he starts skating
maadaadizi vai s/he starts a journey
maadaadodan vti start telling about it
maadaa'an vii it drifts off on the waves
maadaa'ogo vai s/he drifts off on the waves
maadaajim vta start telling of h/
maadaajimo vai s/he starts to tell
maadaakide vii it starts burning
maadaakizo vai s/he starts burning
maadaanagidoon vai [S] s/he starts off talking
maadaanagidoone vai [N] s/he starts off talking
maadaandawe vai s/he starts off climbing
maadaanike vai s/he starts digging
maadaanimad vii the wind starts to blow; the wind picks up
maadaapi vai s/he leaves laughing
maadaasin vii it starts being blown away (by the wind); it begins to sail away, begins to soar away
maadaaso vai s/he starts shining
maadaashi vai s/he starts being blown away (by the wind); s/he begins to sail away, soar away
maadaate vii it starts shining
maadaatese the movie or show starts
maadaawadoon vti2 start hauling it
maadaawazh vta start hauling h/ away
maadaazhagaame vai s/he starts off along the shore
maadingwaam vai [S] s/he starts sleeping
maadizh vta start cutting h/; operate on h/; perform sugery on h/
maadizhan vti start cutting it
maadizekwe vai s/he starts cooking
maadoode vai s/he crawls off
maadoom vta carry h/ off on h/ back
maadoondan vti carry it off on h/ back
maadwewebizoni' vta start h/ (e.g., a car)
maadwewengwaami vai [RL] s/he starts to snore
maajaa vai s/he leaves, goes off, departs
maajibii'an vti start writing it
maajibiisaa vii it starts raining
maajibiisaan vii [BL] it starts raining
maajiboodoon vti2 start sawing, start filing it
maajiboozh vta start sawing, start filing h/
maajidaabaadan vti start dragging, pulling it as a load
maajidaabaazh vta start dragging, pulling h/ or it (animate) as a load
maajidaabii vai s/he starts dragging, pulling a load
maajidaabii'iwe vai s/he starts driving, drives off, drives away
maajiga' vta start chopping it (animate)
maajiga'an vti start chopping it
maajigamide vii it starts to boil
maajigwaadan vti start sewing it
maajigwaaso vai s/he starts sewing
maajigwaazh vta start sewing h/
maaji' vta start making h/
maajijiwan vii it starts to flow
maajinaazha' vta send h/ off
maajine vai s/he starts to be sick
maajinizha' vta send h/ off; start off in pursuit of h/
maajinizha'an vti send it off
maajinizhikan vti start chasing, chase after it
maajinizhikaw vta chase h/ off
maajinizhimo vai s/he starts off fleeing, starts off running away
maajipon vii it starts to snow
maajise vii it begins, starts, moves off
maajise vai s/he begins, starts, moves off
maajishimo vai s/he starts dancing
maajitaa vai s/he starts doing something, sets to work
maajitoon vti2 start making it