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lonely
adj
lonely
gashkendam vai2 s/he is lonely, is lonesome, is sad

long
adj
Verbs describing the length of something have the initial /ginw-/ (appearing as ginw-, gino-, or ginoo-) or its reduplicated form /gagaanw-/ (appearing as gagaanw-, gagaano-, or gagaanoo-). Verbs describing relative length ("so long/short","a certain length", "as long as") have the initial /akw-/ (appearing as akw-, ako-, or akoo-) or its reduplicated form /ayaakw-/ (appearing as ayaakw-, ayaako-, or ayaakoo-).
● LONG
long
ginwaa vii it is long, is tall

Paired with: ginoozi vai

gagaanwaawan vii they are long

Paired with: gagaanooziwag vai

ginoozi vai s/he is tall, is long

Paired with: ginwaa vii

gagaanooziwag vai they are tall, are long

long (mineral)
ginwaabikad vii it is long (as something mineral)

Paired with: ginwaabikizi vai

ginwaabikizi vai s/he is long (as something mineral)

Paired with: ginwaabikad vii

long (sheet-like)
ginwegad vii it is long (as something sheet-like)

Paired with: ginwegizi vai

ginwegizi vai it (animate; sheet-like) is long

Paired with: ginwegad vii

long (stick-like)
gagaanwaakoziwag vai they (something animate and stick-like) are long

Paired with: gagaanwaakwadoon vii

ginwaakwad vii it is long, is tall (as something stick- or wood-like)

Paired with: ginwaakozi vai

long (string-like)
ginwaabiigad vii it (something string-like) is long

Paired with: ginwaabiigizi vai

ginwaabiigizi vai it (animate; something string-like) is long

Paired with: ginwaabiigad vii

long arm
ginwaakonike vai s/he has long arms

gagaanwaakonike vai s/he has long arms

long bird tail
ginwanashkidii vai s/he (a bird) has a long tail

long boat
ginoonagad vii it (a boat) is long

See also: ginwaakoonagad vii

ginwaakoonagad vii it (a boat) is long

See also: ginoonagad vii

long grass
ginwashkad vii it (plant, grass) has a long stalk, is long, is tall

long hair
gagaanwaanikwe vai s/he has long hair

long nails or claws
gagaanoganzhii vai s/he has long nails, claws

long sleeves
gagaanonagweyaa vii it has long sleeves

long stalk
ginwashkad vii it (plant, grass) has a long stalk, is long, is tall

long wings
ginwaakoningwii vai s/he has long wings

make long
ginoo' vta make h/ long

Paired with: ginwaatoon vti2

ginwaatoon vti2 make it long

Paired with: ginoo' vta

● SO LONG
so long
akoozi vai s/he is a certain length, is a certain height, is so long, is so tall

Paired with: akwaa vii

akwaa vii it is a certain length, a certain height, is so long, is so tall

Paired with: akoozi vai

ako- pv rel a certain length; as far as; as long as; since

so long (mineral)
akwaabikad vii it is a certain length (as something mineral), is so long (as something mineral)

Paired with: akwaabikizi vai

akwaabikizi vai s/he is a certain length (as something mineral), is so long (as something mineral)

Paired with: akwaabikad vii

so long (sheet-like)
akwegad vii it is a certain length (as something sheet-like), is so long (as something sheet-like)

Paired with: akwegizi vai

akwegizi vai s/he is a certain length (as something sheet-like), is so long (as something sheet-like)

Paired with: akwegad vii

so long (stick-like)
akwaakozi vai s/he is a certain length (as something stick- or wood-like)

Paired with: akwaakwad vii

akwaakwad vii it is so long (as something stick- or wood-like), is so tall (as something stick- or wood-like)

so long (string-like)
akwaabiigad vii it is a certain length (as something string-like), is so long (as something string-like)

Paired with: akwaabiigizi vai

akwaabiigizi vai s/he is a certain length (as something string-like), is so long (as something string-like)

Paired with: akwaabiigad vii

make so long
akoo' vta make h/ a certain length, make h/ so long

Paired with: akootoon vti2

akootoon vti2 make it a certain length, make it so long

Paired with: akoo' vta

so long a road or trail
akwamon vii it (road or trail) is a certain length, is so long

long time
n
a long time ago
mewinzha adv tmp a long time ago, long ago

for a long time
gabaya'ii adv loc [RL] for a long time

See also: gabeya'ii adv tmp

gabeya'ii adv tmp for a long time

See also: gabaya'ii adv loc [RL]

ginwenzh adv tmp for a long time

look
[see]
vi
look
ganawaabi vai s/he looks, watches

look angrily
nishkaabam vta glare at, look angrily at h/

Paired with: nishkaabandan vti

nishkaabandan vti look angrily at it

Paired with: nishkaabam vta

nishkaabi vai s/he flashes an angry glance (at someone)

look at
ganawaabam vta look at, watch h/

Paired with: ganawaabandan vti

ganawaabandan vti look at, watch it

Paired with: ganawaabam vta

ganawaabandamaw vta look at (it) for h/

ganawaabanjige vai s/he looks at, watches things

ganawaabanjigaade vii it is looked at (by someone, "they" look at it, it is watched (by someone), "they" watch it

ganawaabanjigaazo vai s/he is looked at (by someone), "they" look at h/, s/he is watched (by someone), "they" watch h/

ganawaabandiwag vai they look at, watch each other

ganawaabandizo vai s/he looks at h/ self

look at secretly
giimaabandan vti look at it secretly; spy on it; peek, peep at it

Paired with: giimaabam vta

giimaabam vta look in at or into, peek in at h/; spy on h/

Paired with: giimaabandan vti

giimoozaabandan vti look at it secretly; spy on it; peek, peep at it

Paired with: giimoozaabam vta

giimoozaabam vta look at h/ secretly; spy on h/; peek, peep at h/

Paired with: giimoozaabandan vti

look back
aabanaabam vta look back at h/

Paired with: aabanaabandan vti

aabanaabandan vti look back at it

Paired with: aabanaabam vta

aabanaabi vai s/he looks back

look through a window
dapaabam vta look through a window at h/; peek (through an opening) at h/, look through an opening at h/

Paired with: dapaabandan vti

dapaabi vai s/he peeks (through an opening), looks through an opening

look through an opening
dapaabi vai s/he peeks (through an opening), looks through an opening

dapaabam vta look through a window at h/; peek (through an opening) at h/, look through an opening at h/

Paired with: dapaabandan vti

dapaabandan vti peek (through an opening) at it, look through an opening at it

Paired with: dapaabam vta

look
[inspect]
vt
look over
dibaabam vta inspect, check up on h/, look h/ over; adjust h/ [sheet-like]

Paired with: dibaabandan vti

dibaabandan vti inspect, check up on it, look it over

Paired with: dibaabam vta

look
n
have a certain look
izhinaagwad vii it has a certain look or appearance

Paired with: izhinaagozi vai

like the look
minwaabam vta like the look of h/

Paired with: minwaabandan vti

minwaabandan vti like the look of it

Paired with: minwaabam vta

look
[appear]
vi
look a certain way
izhinaagozi vai s/he has a certain look or appearance

Paired with: izhinaagwad vii

izhinaagwad vii it has a certain look or appearance

Paired with: izhinaagozi vai

look big
manginaagozi vai s/he looks big

Paired with: manginaagwad vii

manginaagwad vii it looks big

Paired with: manginaagozi vai

look black
makadewinaagozi vai s/he looks black, appears balck

Paired with: makadewinaagwad vii

makadewinaagwad vii it looks black, appears black

Paired with: makadewinaagozi vai

look blue
ozhaawashkonaagozi vai s/he looks blue, appears blue; s/he looks green, appears green

Paired with: ozhaawashkonaagwad vii

ozhaawashkonaagwad vii it looks blue, appears blue; it looks green, appears green

Paired with: ozhaawashkonaagozi vai

look brown
ozaawinaagozi vai s/he looks yellow, appears yellow; s/he looks brown, appears brown

Paired with: ozaawinaagwad vii

ozaawinaagwad vii it looks yellow, appears yellow; it looks brown, appears brown

Paired with: ozaawinaagozi vai

look clean
biininaagozi vai s/he looks clean

Paired with: biininaagwad vii

biininaagwad vii it looks clean

Paired with: biininaagozi vai

look different
bakaaninaagozi vai s/he looks different

Paired with: bakaaninaagwad vii

bakaaninaagwad vii it looks different

Paired with: bakaaninaagozi vai

look difficult
zanaginaagwad vii it looks hard (to make), looks difficult

Paired with: zanaginaagozi vai

look dirty
wiininaagozi vai s/he looks dirty

Paired with: wiininaagwad vii

wiininaagwad vii it looks dirty

Paired with: wiininaagozi vai

look easy
wenipaninaagozi vai s/he looks easy

Paired with: wenipaninaagwad vii

wenipaninaagwad vii it looks easy

Paired with: wenipaninaagozi vai

look foreign
mayaginaagozi vai s/he looks strange, looks foreign

Paired with: mayaginaagwad vii

mayaginaagwad vii it looks strange, looks foreign

Paired with: mayaginaagozi vai

look good
minonaagwad vii it looks good, looks nice

minwaabaminaagozi vai s/he looks good, looks nice

Paired with: minwaabaminaagwad vii

minwaabaminaagwad vii it looks good, looks nice

Paired with: minwaabaminaagozi vai

look green
ozhaawashkonaagozi vai s/he looks blue, appears blue; s/he looks green, appears green

Paired with: ozhaawashkonaagwad vii

ozhaawashkonaagwad vii it looks blue, appears blue; it looks green, appears green

Paired with: ozhaawashkonaagozi vai

look hard
zanaginaagozi vai s/he looks hard (to make)

Paired with: zanaginaagwad vii

zanaginaagwad vii it looks hard (to make), looks difficult

Paired with: zanaginaagozi vai

look new
oshkiinaagwad vii it looks new

Paired with: oshkiinaagozi vai

oshkiinaagozi vai s/he looks young, looks new

Paired with: oshkiinaagwad vii

look old
getenaagozi vai s/he [an animate thing] looks old, appears old

Paired with: getenaagwad vii

getenaagwad vii it looks old, appears old

Paired with: getenaagozi vai

gichi-aya'aawinaagozi vai s/he looks like an old person

look poor
gidimaaginaagozi vai s/he looks poor

Paired with: gidimaaginaagwad vii

gidimaaginaagwad vii it looks poor

Paired with: gidimaaginaagozi vai

look red
miskonaagozi vai s/he looks red, appears red

Paired with: miskonaagwad vii

miskonaagwad vii it looks red, appears red

Paired with: miskonaagozi vai

look sick
aakoziiwinaagozi vai s/he looks sickly

look small
agaasaabaminaagozi vai s/he looks small, seems small

agaasinaagwad vii it looks small, seems small

Paired with: agaasinaagozi vai

agaasinaagozi vai s/he looks small, seems small

Paired with: agaasinaagwad vii

look strange
mayaginaagozi vai s/he looks strange, looks foreign

Paired with: mayaginaagwad vii

mayaginaagwad vii it looks strange, looks foreign

Paired with: mayaginaagozi vai

look weak
niinaminaagozi vai s/he looks weak

Paired with: niinaminaagwad vii

niinaminaagwad vii it looks weak

Paired with: niinaminaagozi vai

look white
waabishkinaagozi vai s/he looks white, appears white

Paired with: waabishkinaagwad vii

waabishkinaagwad vii it looks white, appears white

Paired with: waabishkinaagozi vai

look yellow
ozaawinaagozi vai s/he looks yellow, appears yellow; s/he looks brown, appears brown

Paired with: ozaawinaagwad vii

ozaawinaagwad vii it looks yellow, appears yellow; it looks brown, appears brown

Paired with: ozaawinaagozi vai

look young
oshkiinaagozi vai s/he looks young, looks new

Paired with: oshkiinaagwad vii

oshkiinaagwad vii it looks new

Paired with: oshkiinaagozi vai

make look a certain way
izhinaago' vta make h/ look a certain way

Paired with: izhinaagotoon vti2

izhinaagotoon vti2 make it look a certain way

Paired with: izhinaago' vta

look
[search]
vi
look for
nanda- pv lex look for; seek

nandawaabam vta look for, search for h/

Paired with: nandawaabandan vti

nandawaabandan vti look for, search for it

Paired with: nandawaabam vta

nandawaabanjige vai s/he looks for, searches for things

nandone' vta look for, seek h/

Paired with: nandone'an vti See also: andone' vta

nandone'an vti look for, seek it

Paired with: nandone' vta See also: andone'an vti

nandone'igaade vii it is looked for, searched (by someone), "they" look for, search for it

nandone'igaazo vai s/he is looked for, sought (by someone). "they" look for, seek h/

nandone'ige vai s/he looks for, seeks things

See also: andone'ige vai

look for drink
nandoobii vai s/he looks for a liquid, looks for a drink

See also: andoobii vai [N]

look for horses
nandawasimwe vai [S] s/he looks for horses

See also: andawasimwe vai

nandawisimwe vai s/he looks for horses

look for lice
nandookome vai [S] s/he looks for lice

See also: andookome vai [N]

andookome vai [N] s/he searches for lice

See also: nandookome vai [S]

look for tracks
andokawe' vta [N] look for h/ tracks

See also: nandokawe' vta

nandokawe' vta be on h/ trail; look for h/ tracks

See also: andokawe' vta [N]

nandokawechige vai s/he looks for tracks

look for work
nandawanokii vai [S] s/he looks for work, looks for a job

See also: andawanokii vai [C] [N]

andawanokii vai [C] [N] s/he looks for work, looks for a job

See also: nandawanokii vai [S]

look out
phr
look out
naasanaa pc disc come on!; look out!

look!
vi
look
inashke pc disc look!