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whitefish
n
whitefish
adikameg na a whitefish

[
lake whitefish
Coregonus clupeaformis
]

smoked whitefish
giikanaabate-adikameg na a smoked whitefish

whittle
vt
whittle
mookodaaso vai s/he carves, whittles, planes (wood)

who
pron
who
awenen pron inter who

awenesh pron inter who; who then

don't know who
awegwen pron dub I don't know who, I wonder who

don't remember who
aya'aa pron psl I don't remember who; a being, a thing animate in gender

Paired with: ayi'ii pron psl

wonder who
awegwen pron dub I don't know who, I wonder who

who then
awenesh pron inter who; who then

whoever
pron
whoever
awegwen igo pron dub whoever, anyone at all; whoever might it be

whole
n
whole extent of
gabe- pv lex throughout; whole extent of

whole
adj
make of a whole piece
miziwe' vta make h/ of a whole piece

Paired with: miziwetoon vti2

miziwetoon vti2 make it of a whole piece

Paired with: miziwe' vta

whole
miziweyaa vii it is whole, is intact

Paired with: miziwezi vai

miziwezi vai s/he is whole, is intact

whole lot
n
a whole lot
neniibowa adv qnt [S] a whole lot, a lot each time, a lot to each one

See also: neniibiwa adv qnt [N]

whoop
vi
whoop
zaasaakwe vai s/he whoops

why
adv
why
wegonen (+ -onji-) pron inter why?

aaniin adv inter how?; in what way?; why?

aaniin dash adv inter why?

aaniish adv inter how?; in what way? [interrogative]; well now; why?; you see

well why
aaniin danaa adv inter well how?; well why?; why not?

why not
adv
why not
aaniin danaa adv inter well how?; well why?; why not?