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bwaam vta

don't do or refuse to do what h/ says or asks

nibwaamaa 1s - 3s ind; nibwaamig 3s - 1s ind; obwaamaan 3s - 3' ind; bwaamaad 3s - 3' conj; Stem: /bwaam-/

Baabige iidog gigii-kiziibiiginaagane. Mewinzha gigii-pwaamin.

It's about time you washed dishes. You wouldn't when I asked you before.

Obwaamaan ji-manisaagod odawemaan.

She can't get her brother to cut wood for her.

bwaam /bwaam-/: /bwaa-/
unable, fail
; /-m/
speak to h/; act on h/ by speech