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gwiinawanokii vai s/he is unable to find work, unable to find a job

gwiinawaabam vta fail to see h/, be unable to see h/

Paired with: gwiinawaabandan vti

gwiinawaabandan vti fail to see it, be unable to see it

Paired with: gwiinawaabam vta

gwiinawendan vti miss, feel the absence of it

Paired with: gwiinawenim vta

gwiinawenim vta miss, feel the absence of h/

Paired with: gwiinawendan vti

gwiinawi- pv lex not able; not knowing

gwiinawi-doodam vai2 s/he doesn't know what to do or think, is dumfounded

gwiinawi-inendam vai2 s/he doesn't know what to think

gwiingwa'aage na a wolverine

[
Gulo gulo
]

gwiingwiishi na a whiskey jack; a gray jay

[
gray jay
Perisoreus canadensis
]

gwiinobii vai s/he is unable to find a drink

gwiinom vta miss h/; be lonesome for h/

gwiinoobii vai s/he is unable to find water (or another liquid)

gwiishkoshi vai s/he whistles

gwiishkoshim vta whistle to h/

gwiishkoshwewegamide vii it whistles from boiling

gwiishkoshwewegamizo vai s/he whistles from boiling

gwiiwizens na a boy

(verb of being) gwiiwizensiwi vai s/he is a boy (verb of pretending) gwiiwizensikaazo vai s/he pretends to be a boy
gwiiwizensikaazo vai s/he pretends to be a boy

gwiiwizensiwi vai s/he is a boy