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From: Cherokee21 DelphiPlus Member Icon6/24/00 10:23 PM 
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 123.1 
alligator (also means iron pot) ... tsu-la-s-gi
animal ... ga-na-tla-i
ant ... do-sv-da-li
antelope ... a-wi-yu-sti
antlers ... a-wi-tsu-yo-ni
armadillo ... u-ya-s-ga-li

badger ... i-no-li
bait, fish ... a-su-di ga-(to)-di
bareback (literally without saddle) ...
ni-ga-ya-hu-lv-na
bat ... tla-me'-ha
bay, horse ... u-wo-di-ge so-qui-li
beast (lit. 4 legged) ... nv-gi di-ga-nv-sa-di
beaver, beavers ... do'-ya
bear, bears ... yo-n(v)(a)
bed bug ... ga-lu-i-s-di
bee ... wa-du-li:-si
beef ... wa-ka ha-wi-ya
beef, fattened ... wa-ka ga-li-(tsa)-ta-nv
bird, birds ... tsi'-s'qua
blackbird ... tsi-s-qua-li-s-da
blackfox ... gv-ni-ge-tsu-li
blacksnake (climber) ... ga-le-gi
bluebird ... tsa-quo'-la-de
bluejay ... tla-i?-ga
boar ... si-qua tsu-ka-nv-s-de-na
bobcat, bobcats ... gv-he
buffalo, buffaloes ... ya'-n'-s-si' or yansa
bull ... tsu-ka-nv-s-de-na
bullfrog ... kan'-nu-na
butterfly ... ka-ma-ma
buzzard ... su-li:

camel ... ke-mi-li
cardinal ... to-tsu'-hwa
cat, cats ... we-s(a)(i)
catfish ... tsu-li-s-da-na:-li or tsu-n'-li-s-da-na'-li
centipede ... tsu-ga-no-tsi
chickadee ... tsi-ga-li:-li
chicken, chickens ... tsi-ta:-ga
chipmunk ... ki-yu:-ga
cobra ... kwa-n-da-i-o-ha
collar, horse ... u-na-ha-tlv-di
cow, cattle ... wa-ga
cowhide ... wa-ka ga-ne-ga
crawfish ... tsi:-s-dv-na
cricket ... ta-la-du
crow ... ko:-g(a)(i)

dead, animal ... u-li-wo-tsv-i
deer (singular and plural) ... v'-s-gi-yi OR a-wi
dog, dogs ... gi-tli
donkey (long-eared) ... di-ga-li-nv'-hi-dv
donkeys ... di-ni-ga-li-nv'-hi-dv
dove ... wo:-ya
dove (lit. cries for acorns) ... gu-le di-s-go-ni
dragonfly ... wa-da-du-ga
drake, male duck ... ka-wo-nu a-tsv-ya
duck ... ka-wo:-n(i)
ducklings ... ka-wo-nu a-ni-dv

eagle ... wo-ha'-li
earthworm ... u-tsi:-ya or u-ni-tsi:-ya
eel ... tlv-de-ga
elephant ... ka-ma-ma (this is also the word for
butterfly, it has to do with ears.)
elk ... a-wi e-qua
ewe ... a-gi-si u-no-de-na

fawn ... ah-wi a-gi-na
fish ... a-tsa?-di
fly ... tvh?-ga
flying squirrel ... te-wa
fox, foxes ... tsu'-(t)la'
fox, red ... tsu-la u-wo-di-ge
fox sparrow ... wa:-kv:-ta
frog ... wa-lo-si
fur ... u-wu-ya-ta-nv

geese ... sa-sa-u-ni-go-di
giraffe ... ga-lv-n-di a-ls-da-gi-s-gi
goat ... u'-k(a)-so?-tsa-ne-dv
goats ... u-na-k(s)-so-tsa-ne-dv
goose ... sa:-sa
grasshopper ... to-la-tsga
green snake ... se-la-gwo-ya
groundhog ... o'-ga-na'
ground squirrel ... gi-yu-ga
grubs ... s-go-yi OR tsv'-s-go'-yi
guinea, fowl ... gu-que-tsu-(na)-s-di
guinea pig ... oh-we-li

hawk ... to-wo'-d(i)
heifer ... wa-ka a-gi-na
hoot owl ... u-gu-ku
hornet ... ka-n(a)-ts(i)-s-de-tsi
horse, horses ... so'-qui-li
horsefly ... da-ma-ga
hounddog ... gi-hli di-ga?-le-nv-hi-da
howl ... ge-lu-hv-s-di
hummingbird ... wa-le-li

jack rabbit ... tse-gi tsi-s-du

kangaroo ... di-lta-de-gi tsi-s-de-tsi yu-s-di
katydid ... si-gi-gi

leopard ... tlv-da-tsi u-nv-tsa-di
lion ... tla-da-tsi or hlv-da-ji
livestock ... ga-na-hla?-i
lizard ... ti-yo'-ha-li'
locust ... lo-lo
louse, lice ... ti:-na

meadowlark (also means star) ... no:-k(i)'-si'
mink ... e:-tli
mole ... to-ni:-qua
monkey ... a-da-le-s-gi-yi'-s-gi or
a-n'-da-le-s-gi-yi'-s-gi
mosquito ... do-sa
moth ... wa-so-hla
mourning dove ... gu-le di-s-go-hni-hi
mouse ... tsi-s-de-tsi
mud dauber ... di-guhl-di-s-gi

otter ... tsi-ya)
owl ... wa-hu-hi
oyster ... da-gv-na

panther, panthers (also means large wildcat) ...
tlv-da-tsi'
perch ... a-go:-li OR a-ni-go:-li
pig, pigs ... si'-qua
polar bear ... yo-na u-ne-ga
porcupine ... di-li tsu-tsa-o-s-di
o'possum (lit. smiling pig) ... si-quu:-tse-ts' OR
u-tse-tsdi

quail ... guhgwe

rabbit, rabbits ... tsi'-s(a)-du
raccoon, raccoons ... kv-tli
rat ... tsi-s-de-tsi
rattlesnake ... u-tso'-n(a)-ti' or u-n'-tso'-n'-ti'
redbird ... to-tsu-hwa
robin ... tsi-s-gwo-gwo rooster ... a-tsv'-ya
roosters ... a-ni-tsv'-ya

sapsucker ... kv-gwo:-ha
scorpion ... tsi-s-dv-na a-da-tsv-i-s-gi
sheep (woolly) ... u-no-de:-n(a)
sheep (plural) ... u-ni-no-de:-n(a)
skunk, skunks ... di?-li
snake ... i'-na-dv
snapping turtle ... sa-li-gu-gi
spider ... ka-na-ne'-s-gi
spiders ... a-ni-ka-na-ne'-s-gi
squirrel ... sa-lo-li

tadpole OR toad ... teh?ga
terrapin ... da-ksi
tick ... gu-ga-(i)
tiger ... hlv-da-tsi
turkey ... gv-na

wasp ... ka-n(a)-ts(i)-s-de-tsi
water mocassin ... u'-ga-n'-te:-na or (plural)
u-ni-ga-n'-te:-na
weasel (lit. yellow rat) ... d-lo'-ni-ge tsi-s-de-tsi
whippoorwill ... tsgwa-le-gwa-la
winter wren ... tsi-s-tsi-s OR tsi-tsi
wolf, wolves ... wa-hya OR wa-ya
woodrat ... ka-niw-ksa u-ta-na
worms ... s-go-yi OR tsv-s-go'-yi
wren ... tse-ni'

yellowjacket ... tsa-s-ga-ya
yellow mockingbird ... hu-hu

zebra ... so-gwi-li tsu-lv-da-nv-ni

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Adjectives

above ... ga-lv-la-di-dla
absolute ... u-to-hi-yu-hi-ya
abundant ... gv-wa-lo-sv-s-di
accurate ... ka-li- di-do-(la)-gi
active ... gv-hna-ga-l-s-di
alive ... gv-hna or gv-hno-da
afloat ... u-hyo-lu-ha
afraid ... a-s-ga-ha
alone ... u-wa-sa
amazed ... a-s-gwa-ni-ga-sa
angry ... u-hna-lv-ha
another ... so?-i
anxious ... u-we-li-hi?-a
approximately ... d-lv

bad ... u-yo?-i
backwards ... a-si-ni
bashful ... u-de-ho-sa-ti
beautiful ... u-wo-du-hi
behind ... o-hni-di-dla
big ... e-qua
clean ... `u-da-`nv-ga-`lv-da
crazy, insane ... u-lv-no-ti-s-gi
dirty ... ga-da-`ha-i
fast ... ga-ya-`nu-la
free ... a-se-quu-i
happy ... a-li-he-li-s-di
hardest or loudest ... wa-s-ta-yv (also tautest)
healthy or well ... to-hi or do-hi(also serene or
peaceful)
heavy ... ga-ge-da
little ... `u-sti
little, tiny, small(as in a baby) ... u-s-di
mighty ... wu-li-ni-gv-gv
proud ... u-tlv-quo-di
round ... ga-sa-qua-lv
slow- u-ska-`no-la
strong ... uh-li-ni-gi-da
true ... u-do-hi-`yu


Verbs

Simple Verbs...

accomplish, succeed ... a s gwa di sdi
ate ... `a-`ga
eat ... hi-`gi
get ... hi-gi
give ... a-da-ne-di
go ... ha-ni-gi
have ... u-ha
help ... a-li-s-de-lv-di
laugh ... u-ye-tsa-s-gv
learning ... a-na-de-lo-quo-s-gv
teaching ... da-de-yo-hv-s-gv
try ... ha-`nel-`ta
stand ... a-le-di
standing ... ga-do-da
stop ... ha-le-`wi-sta


Not as simple...

what are they doing? ... ga-do-a-na-du-ne
I believe ... a-quo-`hi-yu
I believed ... a-quo-hi-`yu-nv
I will believe ... da-`go-hi-yu-`ni
I'm going ... `ge-`ga
I was going ... `ge-gv-`i
I will be going ... `ge-ges-`ti
I hear ... ga-`tv-gi
I heard ... ak-dv-`ga-nv
I will hear ... ga-`ga-dv-`ga-ni
I hit it ... `gv-`ni-`ga
I will hit it ... dv-`gv-ni-`la
I see ... `tsi-go-`ti
I saw ... a-gi-go-`hv
I will see him or her ... da-`tsi-go-`i
I am speaking ... Tsi-wo-ni-hu.
I'm talking ... tsi-`wo-ni
I talked ... gi-`wo-ni-`sv
I will talk ... da-tsi-`wo-ni-`si
I'm thankful ... ga li `e li `ga
I was thankful ... a qua li `he li tsv
I'll be thankful ... ga li `e li `ges `ti
I think ... ge-`li
I thought ... ge-`lis gv
I will think ... ge-`lis-ges-`ti
I'm tired ... da gi yo `we ga
I was tired ... da gi yo `we gv
I'll be tired ... da gi yo `we ges `ti
I want ... a-qua-du-`li
I wanted ... a-qua-du-`lis-ge-sti
I will want ... a-qua-du-`lis-ge-sti
I wanted(two or more items) ... `da-qua-du-`li
I will want(two or more items) ... da-qua-`lis-`ge-sti
I'm working ... da-gi-`lv-wi-sta-`ne
I was working ... da-gi-`lv-wi-sta-ne-`hv
I will be working ... da-gi-`lv-wi-sta-ne-`he sti
I don't understand ... `tla-i-`go-li-`ga
I didn't understand ... tla-ya-quol-`tsi-i
I won't understand ... tla-i-ge-go-`li-`ga

I'm hungry ... a-gi-`yo-si
I'm going to eat ... da-ga-li-sta-yvn
I will eat later ... go hi u da ga li sta yv ni
I am eating ... ga li sta yv hv sga
I have eaten ... a qual sta yv nu
I was hungry ... a gi `yo sis gv i
I'll be hungry ... a gi `yo sis `ges ti
You eat ... ha-li-s-ta-yv hv-s-ga
He/she will eat ... da-li-s-ta-yv-ni
They are eating ... a-nv-li-s-ta yv-hv-s-ga
Do you want to eat? ... tsadulis tsaldati
What am I eating ... ga-do-u-s-ti-tsi-gi
Pass me (food item) ... de-skv-si (this is used for solid
foods)
Pass me(drink, gravy) ... e-s-gi-ne-hv-si
Are you hungry? ... ja-yo-si-ha-s?

I'm going home ... dv ge `si-di `quenv `sv i
I will go home ... a `qua ni gi ses `ti
Today I'm going ... ko `hi i ga-ge `ga
I went yesterday ... sv `hi-wa qua do `lv
I will go tomorrow ... su na `le-da ge `si
I'm going to town ... di`ga du `hv-ge `ga
I've been to town ... di`ga du hv-wi ge `da
I will go to town ... di`ga du`hv-a qua `nv ses `ti
I'm going to work ... da gi `lv wi sta `le `ga
I went to work ... da ge `lv wi sta ne `le `sv
I will be working ... da gi `lv wi sta ne `he `sti
I'm going to eat ... da-ga-`lis-`ta-yv-`ni
I'm riding with him ... tsi`tsa-ne
I rode with him ... tsi`tsa-ne-lv
I will ride with him ... da-tsi`tsa-ne-`li

We are going(two people) ... o-`ste-`ga
We have been(two people) ... wo-`ste-`da
We will go(2 people) ... o `ste ge `sti
We didn't understand ... tla-yo gi nol 'tse i
We will be working ... do gi ni`lv wi sta ne 'hes `ti
We are going to move(two people) ... da `yo sta da nv
`si
We are going(3 or more people) ... o`tse `ga
You stay home (1 person) ... tso `le `sti
Go with me(one person) ... kstaqua du `ga

He/she ate ... ul-`sta-yv-`nv
He/she believes ... u-`wo-hi`yu
He/she is eating ... al-`sta-yv-`hv-sga
He/she hit it ... gvn`ga
He/she is laughing ... u-yets-`ga
He/she was laughing ... u-yets-`ga-`i
He/she sees ... a-go-`ti
He/she will see ... u-go-`hv
He/she is singing ... de-ka-no-`gi
He/she sang ... du-no-`gi-sv
He/she will sing ... do-da-ka-no-`gi-si
He/she is talking ... ga-`wo-ni
He/she thinks ... e-`li
He/she thought ... e-`li-sgv
He/she will think ... e-`li-s-ge-s-`ti
He/she is working ... du-`lvw-sta-ne-`i

That is mine ... is `na-a-qua-`tse-`li
This is my house ... hi `ya-gal tso `de aqua `tse `li
This is my car ... hi `ya-a tso do `di-a qua `tse `li
This is my wife ... hi `ya-ak sta `yv hv `sga
This is my son/daughter ... hi `ya-a que `tsi
This is ours ... a gi na `tse `li
This is our house ... hi `ya-gal tso`de-o gi na `tse `li
This is our car ... hi `ya-a tso do `di o gi na `tse `li
This is our child ... hi `ya-ogi `ne tsi
Is this yours? ... hi `yas-tsa `tse `li
Is this where you live? ... hi `yas-di `ste nv `sv

Nouns

air ... u-no-le
beads ... a-de-la-di-ya-tso-di
string of beads ... a-de-la-di-ya-tlo di
beauty ... u-wo-du
bed ... ga-`ni-tlv-`di-`sti
bedroom ... a-`sv-sti-ka-nv-`su-lv
bridge ... a-sv-`tlv-i
car ... `a-`tso-du-`di
city ... ga-du-`hv-i
country ... s-ga-`du-gi
dirt ... ga-da
door ... a-s-`du-di
doorway ... ga-lo-`hi `sti
dresser ... di-se-`hi-sti
earth ... e-lo-hi-no
field ... tso-ge-si
fire ... a-tsi-la
floor ... ya-te-no-ha
flower ... hu-tsi-lv-ha or a-ji-lv-s-gi
forest ... a-do-hi
fork ... yv-`gi
freedom ... a-du-da-le-s-di
garden ... a-wi-sv-di-yi
grass ... ga-`nu-lv
grease ... go-i
hay ... ka-ne-s-ga
heart ... a-danh-do
highway, big road ... u-`ta-`na-nv-`no-hi
hill ... ga-du-si
home ... o-we-`nv-`sv
hothouse ... o-si
house ... gal-`tso-de
my house ... a-que-nv-sv
iron pot ... tsu-la-s-gi
journey ... vi-s-vi
king ... u-gv-wi-yu-hi
kitchen ... a-da-`sta-ti
knife ... ha-yel-`sdi
lake, pond, bay ... v-da-li
lamp ... a-`tsv-s-ta
lawn ... `o-ni
napkin ... e-s-gi-nv-si
peace ... nv-wa-do-hi-ya-da
person ... si-yv-wi
phone ... di-li-no-`he-`di
plate ... `a-se-li-do
pride ... a-tlv-quo-dv
road ... nv-~no-`Hi
smoke signal ... tsu-na-lu-gi
snow ... v-(na)-tsi
spirit ... a-da-nv-do
spoon ... a-di-`to-di
star ... no-ki-si
storehouses ... u-na-wa-da-li
street ... ga-la-`nv-da
success ... a-s-gwa-di-s-di
sun ... nv-do-i-ga-e-hi
table or Chair ... ga-`sgi-lo
thunder ... ah-yv-da-gwa-lo-sgi
town ... ga-du-hv?-i
trees ... de-tlu-`gv
water ... a-ma
weight ... nu-da-ge-sv
wind ... u-no-le
window ... tso-`la-`na
world ... e-`lo-`hi
yard ... `o-`ni

Miscellaneous Items

I Love You ... gv-ge-yu-hi

People and Kin words...

I ... yv
He ... a-tsv-ya-i
Me ... a-`ya
Baby ... u-`sti
Boy ... a `tsu tsa
Boys ... ah-choo-jah-a-ni-tsu-tsa
Child ... a-yo-li
Child ... oo-s-dee-a -`yo-li
Children ... di-ni-`yo-tli
Egg, child of ... u-we-tsi
Elder man ... u-dv-so-nv-hi
Elder woman ... a-ga-yv-li-ge
Everyone ... ni-ga-du-wu
Everybody- na-ni-v-qu-u
Family ... si-da-ne-lv
Female ... a-ge-yv
Friend(third person) ... o-gi-na-li
Girl ... a-ge -`hu-tsa
Girls ... ah-gay-hu-ge-jah aneigehutsa
Man, men ... u-we-ji-a-ska-`ya
Someone- gi-lo-a-si-yv-wi
Somebody ... gi-lo-i
Woman ... `ge ya
women ... ah-gay-yah anigeya

king ... u-gv-wi-yu-hi
Lord ... ga-lu-hlo
Medicine man ... di-da-nv-wi-s-gi
Warrior ... a-ya-wis-gi
Spirit warrior ... a-da-nv-do-ai-tli-hi
Witch ... a-tsa-s-gi-li
Wizard ... a-dv-ne-li-s-gi

Kin ... go-hu-sti-a-na-da-dv-ni
Brother ... da-nv-tli
Brothers ... a-na-da-nv-tli
We are brothers ... tso-s-da-da-a-nv-tli
Her sister ... u-lv
His sister- u-do
They are sisters ... di-na-da-lv
We are sisters ... tso-sda-da-lv
Daughter ... a-que-tsi-a-ge-yu-tsa
Husband ... ah-sgah-yah u ye hi
Mother ... e-`tsi
My mother ... v-ge-tsi
Our mother ... e-`tsi
Father ... e-`do-`da
My father ... eh-doh-da-hv-ge-do-da
Your father ... tsa-du-da
Our father ... o-gi-du-da
Grandmother ... e-li-si
Grandfather ... e-du-di
My grandmother ... v-gi-li-si
My grandfather ... v-gi-du-di
Paternal grandmother ... e-ni-si
Aunt ... e-tlo-`gi
Their aunt ... u-lo-`gi
Uncle ... e-du-`sti
Cousin ... go-hu-s-di-a-na-da-dv-ni


Basic Greetings, and useful phrases...

Hello ... O-si-yo
How are you? ... (t)do-`hi-tsu
I am fine ... (t)`o-si-gwu
Are you fine? ... to-hi-ju
Fine ... o-s-di
Good ... o-s-da
No good ... tla-o-s-da
Okay ... ho wa
Bad ... u-yo-i
Yes, I'm fine ... (t)do`hi-qu-u
And you? ... ni-na

Good morning ... o-s-da sunalei
Good evening ... o-s-da sv-hi-ye-yi
Good night ... o-s-da sv-no-i
Thank you, thanks ... wa-do
You're welcome ... gv-li-e-li-ga
Welcome ... tsi-lu -gi
Goodbye(speaking to one person) ... do-na-da-`go-v-i
Goodbye(speaking to a group) ... do-`da-ga-g`hv-i
Let's see each other again ... do-na-da-go-hv-i

Yes ... v (pronounced uh)
No ... tla
Not ... kla
I don't know ... thlah-tla-ya-gwa-n-ta

Friend ... o-gi-na-lli-i
Good peace ... to-hi-du (A state of body, mind, and Spirit)
What is your name? ... ga-do-de-tsa do
(Your name) is my name, My name is ... da-qua-dov (your
name)
This is (name or object) ... hi- a (name)
(Name) is his/her name ... du-do (name)
Where is (name or object) ... ha-tlv...?
Good for you ... o-s-da-du
What is this? ... do-i-s-di-hi-na
What time is it? ... he-la-ya-a-hli-li
Which is it? ... do-u-sdi
Where do you live? ... ha-dlv-hi-he-la

Are you Cherokee? ... hi-tsa-la-gi-s
I don't understand ... tla-i-go-li-ga
I know some Cherokee ... ga-yo tsi wo-ni tsa-la-gi
I understand a little Cherokee ... u-s-ti go-li-ga wo-ni
tsa-la-gi
I speak a little Cherokee ... u-s-ti tsi wo-ni tsa-la-gi

Days, Months and Time words...

Days of the Week ... joh-sgoh
Sunday ... Do-da-gwa-sgv
Monday ... Do-da-wo-hnv
Tuesday ... Ta-li-ne-i-ga
Wednesday ... No-i-ne-i-ga
Thursday ... Nv-gi-ne-i-ga
Friday ... Ju-na-gi-lo-sdi
Saturday ... Do-da-gwi-de-na
January ... Month of the Cold Moon ... du-no-lv-ta-ni
February ... Month of the Bony Moon ... ka-ga-li
March ... Month of the Windy Moon ... a-nu-yi
April ... Month of the Flower Moon ... ka-wa-ni
May ... Month of the Planting Moon ... a-na-a-gv-ti
June ... Month of the Green Corn Moon ... de-ha-lu-yi
July ... Month of the Ripe Corn Moon ... gu-ye-quo-ni
August ... Month of the End of the Fruit Moon ... ga-lo-ni-i


Edited 6/24/00 10:36:31 PM ET by CHEROKEE21
 
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From: Talynn & Michael (pelt55)6/27/00 6:03 PM 
To: Cherokee21 DelphiPlus Member Icon  (2 of 67) 
 123.2 in reply to 123.1 
warrior = ask-a-y-a
 

 
From: Cherokee21 DelphiPlus Member Icon6/27/00 7:35 PM 
To: Talynn & Michael (pelt55) unread  (3 of 67) 
 123.3 in reply to 123.2 
Thanks Talynn,
I'll add that as quick as I can. Any other suggestions or offerings would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Tim
 

 
From: Chad (DakotahNDN)6/27/00 8:25 PM 
To: Cherokee21 DelphiPlus Member Icon  (4 of 67) 
 123.4 in reply to 123.3 
Tsalagi-Yonega Dictionary A:
English
Cherokee

Above galvlati - the sky on high
Acorn gule
Across untli
Adze deganudasti - sti indicates sharp
Again taline - second in a series
Aged Agevli
Afraid daskasti
Afterbirth udi yadon' - That which has remained
Air unole - see also wind
A kind person u'da'nuh't - a person of soul, truth and feeling
Alighted tsulegilanunayi - he alighted there
Alligator tsulasgi
All owasa
Alphabet digaloquastohdi
Also nu - abbreviation of ulenu
Ambassador ganuseda
Ambush vdiskalunagi - hiding out there
Ambush Ahaluna - to take unawares
An evil person u'ne'go'tsoduh - with a blackness of soul, evil
Ancient Agayvlige, kaiele
And Ale - see also or, but
And also ulenu
And you? nihina, nihinahv
Ant tsosudali - he has six legs
Antler tsulunuhi, uskwalegu
Apple sugata
Apportioner Unelanvhi - Sun, used in the sacred idigawesdi
April Tsiloni - flower moon
Apron gatloa uatusulo - covers the privates
Arm (my) tsinogani
Arm (your) hinogani
Arm (his) kanogani
Arriving (soon) galuhisdii nulisdv
Arrives (he(habitually) galuhgoi
Arrow guni, dakaledati
Arrow maker skinatluneska guni
Arrow shaft ganusta dakaledati
Ashes gasdu
August Galoni
Aunt Alutsi
Awl detalasti - punch
Ax (women's) galuyasti agiya
Ax (tomahawk) galuyasti usdi - little ax
Ax (ceremonial war) danawa ahi galuyasti

here is A as you can tell... if you want me to post a huge thing on b-z let me know and I will

 

 
From: C_ANGEL6/27/00 8:32 PM 
To: Chad (DakotahNDN) unread  (5 of 67) 
 123.5 in reply to 123.4 
Cool.... Why dont you start a new post for each letter.

Angel

 

 
From: Cherokee21 DelphiPlus Member Icon6/27/00 9:16 PM 
To: Chad (DakotahNDN) unread  (6 of 67) 
 123.6 in reply to 123.4 
Chad:
I second C_Angel's request. Please do one on each letter. Man, I would appreciate that. The more I can learn the better.
Thanks:
Cherokee
 

 
From: Talynn & Michael (pelt55)6/27/00 9:39 PM 
To: Cherokee21 DelphiPlus Member Icon  (7 of 67) 
 123.7 in reply to 123.6 
ok Chad says he will post when he can will take some time to type it out...he's a college student staying with us... also him and michael will work on a sayings list. and post when they can... sheesh I'm over run by cherokee here LOL
*tapping my little creek/oglala feet*
Edited 6/27/00 9:39:11 PM ET by PELT55
 

 
From: Chad (DakotahNDN)6/27/00 9:42 PM 
To: All  (8 of 67) 
 123.8 in reply to 123.6 
Tsalagi-Yonega Dictionary B:
English
Cherokee

baby usdi
baby deer awanita
bad usga astu - not so good - abbrev. uyai, uyoi
Bad Spirit Sgina
Bad Spirits AniSgina
bad young man tsunadi usgaseti
badger uguna
bald mtn top uda wagvta
ball anetsa - for playing anetsa
ballground anetsa gada
ball (lead bullet) guna
ball play anetsa - little brother to war
ball player anetsa unaski
ball stick anetsa tagalode
bank (stream) amayi stuni
barber ditastayesgi - cutter
bark tsuwaluka
Bartlesville gugu
basket talutsa
bat tlameha
baneberry udai
bead adela
beads diadela
bean duya
bear yona, yonv
beard ahanulahu - face hair
bear grass saiquayi - yucca
bear meat yona hawiya
beautiful uwoduhi
beaver dayi
beaver dam dayihvsgi - beaver made it
bed atsista - place to sleep
bee gasgoya
beewax wadulesi galu - honey container
beetle (snapping) tuluskuwa , tsulusguwa - snaps his head
bell ahaluni
beloved agigau
below eladi - and lower
best of all astu tsigi
big egwa - see also great
Big Dipper Yonaegwa - Big Bear
birch tree dalonega ada - yellow wood
bird tsiskwa
bite adaskalutsi
bitter tsunatsayasti
black gvnega
black bear gvnigeyona
black bear that stands gvnigeyona aledi
blackberry ganugala, kanuga - scratcher
black drink gvnega adatasti - coffee
black-eyed susan awiakata, awiakta - deer's eye
black fox inali
blackbird gvnega tsiskwa
black snake (small) ukasuhi
black snake (large) gulega
blanket unaguhu
blind digewi
blood giga, gigahai
Bloody Ground Gonada Gigahai - see also Kentucky
blood brother danitaga
blood taker gigadanegisgi
bloody fellow yvwigiga
Bloody Man Asgayagiga - personal male name
bloody mouth gigatsuhali - having blood at the corners of his mouth, a lizard
blowgun tugawesti
blowgun darts gitsi
blue sahani, sakonige
bone dalu
book gohwela
borrowed agatalista
bottle gugu
bouncing kasti
bow gatsodi, galotsadi
bow and arrows gatsodi ale goni, gatsodi ale guni
bowl (small) tusti
bowl (large) diwali
Bowl Diwali -Texas Cherokee Chief lived 1756-1839
bow string gatsodi dadi
box kanesai
boy atsutsa , uwagiatustsa
brass tsuyi, vtsaiyi
branch (stream) stewayi
brave uletsuyasti
bread(baked) gatu, gadu
breath vlita - long winded
breech clout gatola yatusulo
breeder dinusgi
briar kanutsu, kanuga
briar bush kanugula
Brier Place Kanugulayi
bright utsistalu gisgi
broom gvnosasdi
brother (blood) danitaga
brother (sibling) dinadanvtli - born like me, same mother
brother (friend) diganeli
brother (sibling) vginili - elder of female
brothers (sibling) edaditlunutsi - we, sons of the same mother
brothers (sibling) tsvkinatli - younger of male
brothers (sibling) tsvkita - younger of female
Brothers (orator use) Vgineli, Digineli
brown wadigai, wudige
buck (male deer) galagina
buffalo yvsu
bug diganawali
bugleweed aniwani'ski
bull tsukanastati
bullet guna, guni
bullfrog kununa
Bullhead Uskwalena - personal male name
burden asgwalihu - see also pack
burn atsila
but ale
butter gotlvhnv - made of milk
butterfly kamama
buttocks tigwali
buzzard suli
 

 
From: Chad (DakotahNDN)6/27/00 9:45 PM 
To: All  (9 of 67) 
 123.9 in reply to 123.8 
Tsalagi-Yonega Dictionary C:
English
Cherokee

cairn (rock burial) dagalgvyi - they are piled there
caller ahyeliski, ayeliski - mocker
camp sustiyi
campfire atsila sustiyi
cane (reed) iheya
cane (staff) udalanusti, adalanvsti
cannibals yvwigisgi - man eaters
canoe tsiyu - see also Poplar tree
captive uhutsi
captive catcher dahudigisgi
cat wesa
Catawba Indians AniTagwa
Catawba Killer Tagwadihi, Tagwatihi - personal male name
catch-fly ganidawasgi - see also rattlesnake's master
catfish tsulstanuyi - he has a beard
catgut (plant) distai'yi
cattail astislusgi - firemaker
cave ustagalayi
cedar atsina
ceremonial mound gauwatlunehi
chair gasgina
charcoal ginasgi
cherokee (language) tsalagi
Cherokee (I am) Tsitsalagi
Cherokee Indians AniTsalagi
chestnut utiti
chestnut bread diskwani
chickadee tsigilili
Chickamauga Tsikamagi - River of Death
Chickasaw Indians AniTsikasu
Chickasawa Indians AniTsiksa
chicken tsutagu - ruffed grouse
chief vganuweuwe, asgaya yvwi yvwi - great person, greatness emphasized by repetition of yvwi
chief (peace) duweuwe wanidatsi - see also Uku
chief (war) danawagaweuwee - see also Raven
child ayule
child (my daughter's) tsvgilisi
child (my son's) vginisi
children dini ayule
children (my daughter's) tsvgilisi
children (my son's) tsuginisi
chipmunk giuga - ground squirrel
Choctaw Indians AniTsata
Chota Itsati - Cherokee Capitol, Monroe County, Tn
chosen suyeta
chosen (he is) asuyeta
chosen (I am) gasuyeu
Chunky tsvge, tsvgayvyi, gatayasti - they are running, a game
Chunky yard tsvgeyi
church tsunilawisdi
church (service) danilawiga
Citico Sitiku - Town on Little Tenn. River
Clans Ugaya - Seven Clan Society
clay gadagwala
Clay Woman Agidagwa - personal female name
clear yiga
climb luhi
climber gulega
climbing (I am) tsilihu
clothing agwanu
closed gewi
closed(they have their) tsvgulisgewi
cloud ulogilv
clouds unitsila
cold uyvtsa, uhyvdla, uhyvdlv
come dehana, nu'la
comet atsilatlvdatsi - fire panther
compass alani agadadi - land stealer
computer elisk
complete udulula
conceived nehandu, nehanadu
conjuror dadunesgi, didahnvwisgi
constipation tsvdegewi - they have them closed
cook adastayuhuski
cooked uwanusuhi
cooking gunesti
copper tsiyi
corn selu
corn (parched) seluguwesa
corn selu
corn (parched) seluguwesa
corn (parched, meal) gahawesita - war ration carried on war trail
cornbread tsalugatu, selugadu
corn gruel (sour) kanahe'na
corn meal seluesi
corn meal pudding uganasta
corn tassel utsitsata
council anasga
Council House Anaskayi - see also Townhouse
cougar tlvdatsi - see also panther
country (Cherokee) AniTsalagigatohi - Our land, Given to the Tsalagi
cousins (we are all) gusdi idadadvhni
cow waka, waga
cow-itch (flower) ganeda
coward usgianu
coyote waya
cracked unestla
crane ganutsitali
crawfish(little rabbit) tsistuna
crawfish (large red) tsiskagili - thunder's dog
crazy unastisgi, nudatuna - see also insane
cream udatlvd, udatlvda, udatlvdi
creation (the) dinetlana
creek ama awaya
Creek Indians AniGusa, AniKusa
Creeks (Lower) AniKawita
Creek Path Kusa Nvnehi
cricket talatu, detalayesgi - it gnaws hair from furs
cross (ugly, mean) asgasiti
crossed (I have) gatugi
crossing place (ford) asatvyi
crow koga
 

 
From: Chad (DakotahNDN)6/27/00 9:46 PM 
To: All  (10 of 67) 
 123.10 in reply to 123.9 
Tsalagi-Yonega Dictionary D:
English
Cherokee

daisy uwadugada
dance tsalatsisgi, ulisgisgu, ulisgita, dilsti'
dance ground detsanvli
dancing (I am) galisgia
dancing (I am dancing about) galisgidahu
dancing (they are) anaulisgisku
Dancing Wolf Alisgia Waya - personal name
dangerous (very) usgasetityu
dark ulesegi
Darkening Land Wudeliguhi - Land of the Dead
daughter (mother speaking) agwetsi
daughter (father speaking) uwetsi
daughter (your) stesi
day ega, iga
daylight egaguti
deaf tsunela
dead duhasata
deadwood (for lighting fires) etawa
death (of human) oyohusa
death (of animal) uewatsu
death (by fire) oyohusa atsila
debt tsvdalita
deer awi
deer caller awi ahyeliski, awi yelisgi
Deer Clan AniAwi, AniKawi
deer skin awiganagi
desire akwidulihu - I desire it very much
dew amagai
dewberries hasenuda
die oyohusi
die (he will) tutsihusi
die (she will) tuyahusi
dipper ditati
dirt gada
dirty gadanai
distance w - prefix added indicates distance
distant gei
dog gili, gitli
dog (puppy) gili usdi, gilinita
dogwood tree ganasita
domesticated (animal) ulvita
domesticated (plant) gunutluni
doll analodi
dolls (playing) danelohaski
doodle bug yahuli
door (entrance) stuti, galuhisti
Double head Talitsiska - Two Heads, personal male name
down stream gei
dress (woman's) asani
drill (to bore) atalesti
drill (instrument) detalesti
drink adatasti
drown guniska
drum ahuli
 

 
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