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Fat Boy
10-02-2007, 06:50 PM
I have a family member that has gotten a dog from a family in Garden River. They (my family member) would like use an Ojibway name for the dog but we are unable to find a decent English to Ojibway dictionary. Can anybody offer me a way to get the translations I am looking for? If need be I am wiling to go so far as to call the band office tomorrow. However if we could name her tonight that would be great. "Hey You" is getting kinda old. Thanks for any and all help.

Kittie
10-02-2007, 07:44 PM
what were you looking to name her?
leave a couple names here..
and some people here might know.
I know a couple of words in ojibway.. /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

1337
10-02-2007, 07:46 PM
My nephews father, who is native, named his dog Deohgee.(D O G)

Fat Boy
10-02-2007, 08:03 PM
Good point Kittie. Here is a short list:
a)journey
b)moon
c)water
d)paint or painted one
e)pretty
f)dog
g)any spiritual or godess type name.

She is a female husky mix that looks to have been painted. Beautiful colouration. Thanks for any help.

geogett
10-02-2007, 08:07 PM
i have several ojibway language dictionaries at work

numbnuts
10-02-2007, 08:16 PM
How about "Blue"

Fat Boy
10-02-2007, 08:26 PM
Nice sterotyping. No thanks on that suggetion.

DogsRule
10-02-2007, 08:37 PM
Nigee (friend)

DogsRule
10-02-2007, 08:47 PM
http://www.native-languages.org/names.gif

Fat Boy
10-02-2007, 10:35 PM
I like two of those. Thank you.

ProfessorZed
10-03-2007, 01:10 AM
Hey Fat Boy, this site might be of some help to you (I hope!). The "Diminutives" page has lots of animal words. Good luck!

http://www.anishinaabemdaa.com/language.htm

tippikitty
10-03-2007, 05:29 PM
Well have you named him?

Fat Boy
10-04-2007, 06:48 PM
Not yet - officially but we are leaning heavily to Koda. Seems to fit the little lady. Also a friend that adopted her brother is leaning towards Misun. Any other suggestions? These two seem to be the front runners so far.

DogsRule
10-04-2007, 07:25 PM
Well we like Koda, Mom has a Collie named Koda, very sweet and gentle dog.