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wiindamaw vta es
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tell h/ about (it), inform h/ about (it)

Note:
There are two ways of pronouncing some of the forms of benefactive verbs using the final /-amaw/: some people have amaw in direct forms, but others have amow. All the speakers recorded have amaw in the imperative forms.



niwiindamawaa 1s - 3s ind; niwiindamowaa 1s - 3s ind; owiindamawaan 3s - 3' ind; owiindamowaan 3s - 3' ind; niwiindamaag 3s - 1s ind; giwiindamoon 1s - 2s ind; giwiindamaw 2s - 1s ind; wiindamawaad 3s - 3' conj; wiindamowaad 3s - 3' conj; waandamawaad 3s - 3' ch-conj; waandamowaad 3s - 3' ch-conj; wiindamaw 2s - 3 imp; Stem: /wiindamaw-/

niwiindamawaa1s - 3s ind rg
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niwiindamowaa1s - 3s ind es
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owiindamawaan3s - 3' ind rg
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owiindamowaan3s - 3' ind es
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niwiindamaag3s - 1s ind rg
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giwiindamoon1s - 2s ind rg
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lw
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giwiindamaw2s - 1s ind rg
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lw
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wiindamawaad3s - 3' conj rg
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waandamawaad3s - 3' ch-conj rg
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waandamowaad3s - 3' ch-conj es
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wiindamaw2s - 3 imp rg
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Daga wiindamaw ji-ni-giiwed 'a gwiiwizens.

Tell that boy to go home.
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Ojibwemonodaw go weweni ji-wiindamowad iwe ge-izhichiged.

Explain to him in Ojibwe what you want done.
es
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Gii-kwiinawi-inendam gii-pi-wiindamawind gichi-aakozinid ookomisan.

He didn't know what to think when they came and told him his grandmother was very ill.
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Giishpin ondamiziyan, niin giga-ozhibii'igetamawin. Wiindamawishin waa'-ikidoyan.

If you are too busy, I'll write the letter for you. Just tell me what you want to say.
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wiindamaw /wiindamaw-/: /wiind-/ stem of wiindan vti ; /-amaw/
do it for h/