maajii-

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Ojibwe[edit]

Preverb[edit]

maajii- (lexical)
maaji= (vowel root)
maaj= (consonant root)

  1. start
  2. start off
  3. begin

Verb[edit]

maaj=

  1. maajaa (animate, intransitive)
    he leaves
    he departs
    he starts off
  2. maajiigi (animate, intransitive)
    he, she, it starts to grow
  3. maajiigin (inanimate, intransitive)
    he, she, it starts to grow
    1. maajiigi= (root)

maaji=

  1. maajibiisaa (inanimate, intransitive)
    it starts to rain
  2. maajigaa (inanimate, intransitive)
    it starts to drip
    it starts to leak
  3. maajigwaaso (animate, intransitive)
    he, she, it starts to sew
  4. maajipon (inanimate, intransitive)
    it starts to snow
    1. maajipo= (root)
  5. maajise (animate/inanimate, intransitive)
    he, she, it starts

Derived terms[edit]

Transformations
  • maaj= (unaffected)
  • mayaaj= (initial change)
  • myaaj= (initial change syncope)
  • maamaaj= (reduplication)