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Q: Can you help me? Although we are from England,
my son and his fiancee are
getting married in Ottawa on Wednesday. I believe
the eagle's feather will be
passed around, and when I receive the feather I
would dearly like to give a speech in Native American. I believe Algonquin is
a local language and I was
rather hoping if you could let me have a wedding
blessing or prayer that I could
say, notwithstanding a dreadful accent!!
A: We wouldn't be able to compose a speech for you
on such short notice, but perhaps you could say "Mnwaabmewziwin"
(pronounced similar to
min-wahb-mayo-zih-win, with "mayo" pronounced all as
one syllable.) That means "good luck" in the Odawa
language, which is the Algonquian language most
local to Ottawa.
Congratulations on your son's marriage!
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