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giningwanis nad es

your nephew (cross-nephew: a male's sister's son or a female's brother's son)

A sibling's son is called nephew in English but in Anishinaabemowin there are two different terms depending on the relative gender of the siblings. If their gender is different, then the son is a cross-nephew, a male's sister's son or a female's brother's son. There is no simple independent word for this relative. A personal prefix goes with the dependent noun stem /=ningwanis-/ nephew (cross-nephew) to make a full word:
  • niningwanis my nephew (cross-nephew) (1s-3s)
  • giningwanis your nephew (cross-nephew) (2s-3s)
  • oningwanisan h/ nephew (cross-nephew)
    • [MN] oningwanisan h/ nephew (cross-nephew) / nephews (cross-nephews) (3s-3')
    • [BL] oningwanisan h/ nephew (cross-nephew) (3s-3's)
    • [BL] oningwanisa’ h/ nephews (cross-nephews) (3s-3'p)
Some basic forms of giningwanis your nephew (cross-nephew) are:

Stem: /=nigwanis-/