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oshimisan nad es

h/ niece (cross niece: female's brother's daughter or male's sister's daughter)

A sibling's daughter is called niece 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 daughter is a cross niece, a female's brother's daughter or a male's sister's daughter. There is no simple independent word for this relative. A personal prefix goes with the dependent noun stem /=shimis-/ niece (cross niece) to make a full word: 
  • nishimis my niece (cross niece) (1s-3s)
  • gishimis your niece (cross niece) (2s-3s)
  • oshimisan h/ niece (cross niece)
  • [MN] oshimisan h/ niece (cross niece) / nieces (cross nieces) (3s-3')
  • [BL] oshimisan h/ niece (cross niece) (3s-3's)
  • [BL] oshimisa’ h/ nieces (cross nieces) (3s-3'p)
Some basic forms of oshimisan h/ niece (cross niece) are: 

oshimisan obv; oshimisan obv sg; oshimisa' obv pl; Stem: /=shimis-/

oshimisan obv es


oshimisan obv sg nj

oshimisa' obv pl nj