shenamesh / ksenamesh
ggëkénma né o shënamesh – do you know the maple tree?
éhé shënamesh o yawé – yes, that is a maple tree
o ndëwabëm o shënamesh – go look for the maple tree!
nithë ėzhnagwzet o shënamesh – what does a maple tree look like?
gda wabdë'esh né o shënamesh – can you show me the maple tree?
ggi mkëwa né o shënamesh – did you find the maple tree?
bnakwi o shënamesh - leaves are falling off the maple
ttho shënamesh ngi mkëwasi ithé ėgi wzhêk'ëk o winsatêk - I didnt find a maple so I tapped a yellow birch
wthegé o senamesh – that maple tree is leaking (sap)
over time the pronunciation for a maple tree has gone from "ksenamesh" to "senamesh" or "shenamesh"
ksenamesh means cold weather tree