Tsalagi (Cherokee) Language (cohanna_a.htm)

Tsalagi (Cherokee) Language

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The first column is the English word, with the second column being the Tsalagi (Cherokee) word. I cannot guarantee accuracy here, only that I have done the very best that I could. Of course it is inevitable that the Eastern as well as the Western dialects are intermingled. Any additions, or Corrections will be gratefully accepted and will be recognized here.

This page was updated on 7/5/99

A

a kind person

u'da'nuh't - a person of soul, truth and feeling

a lot

u go di

abandon

diigvnedi diyohidi

abandoned

diyosvhi

abase

eladi igvnedi

abdicate

asulagohisdi

abdomen (his/her)

usquoli

abdomen (my)

a(ga)squoli

abduct

adatinawa(da)ti

ability

nasinasv

ablaze

adawelagisgv

able

yeliquoiyadvnedi

abnormal

kalinigesvna

aboard

inv

abode

ganelv

abolish

diyohisdi

above

ga lv la di dla

above

galvlati - the sky on high

abridge

asqualvtodi

abscess

gawosgvi

absent (he/she is)

netohvna

absolute

utohiyuhiha

absorb

akayotodi

abstinence

asulagohisdi

abundant

gvwalosvsdi

abuse

uyoigvnedi

accelerate

gatsanulahisdi

accent

igvnedi kanehisdi

accept

ta da ni lv gi, didanilv

accident

udasegatsedi

accommodate

a(li)sde(lv)di

accompany

astaquadvsdi

accomplish

asquadisdi

account

gvnigesv igvnedi

accrue

udanequotsedi

accumulate

gasvdasdi

accurate

kalidido(la)gi

accuse

adaduhisdodi

accused

aguisdi

accustomed

ogisadi

ache

ehisdv

achieve

elinigvnedv

acknowledge

goli nigvnedv

acorn

gule

acquainted

dinado(li)ga

acquire

otseli igvnedv

acquit

didayohisdi

acre

sutlilodv

across

untli, diga(na)di(wi)svi

act

iyadvnelv

acted

nudvnelv

actor

a dv ne li

actress

advnelisgi

actual

udohiyusv

Adam

Adawi

adapted

yelidido(la)giigvnelv

add

gatlisodi

added

gatlisanvhi

addict

uganasisgi

addition (math)

gatlisodiyi

address

nana gesv wasesdi

addressee

watsinvnelvtsunesdi

adjacent

udanotlvi

adjourn

diniyelisv

adjourned

duniyelisv

adjust

osdv igvnedv

adjusting

osdvnanvneha

admire

galvquotodi

admit

gohiyutanv

admitted

uwohiyutanv

adopt

atloyastodi

adorable

ulilohi

adore

adaladudi

adult

utanv

adultry

udelidvdvdinvsidi

advalorem

igatihatsugvwa (lo)di

advanced (move up)

adasaladodi

advantage

atlanvdadisgv

adventure

ane(lv)todi

advise

adadeyodi

advocate

ganiladisdi

adze

deganudasti - sti indicates sharp

affair

nanadvnehv

affection

didadanilvisdi

affectionate

tsudadanilvtsa

affidavit

aselitanv

afford

yali iyudvni

afire

utsistlvi

aflame

adawelagisgv

afraid

daskasti, asgasdi, hi sga ya

after

o hni, ulosonv

afterbirth

udi yadon' - That which has remained

afternoon

svhiyeyiditlv

afterwards

oni uwa(ga)didisv

again

si quu

again

taline - also second in a series

again (more)

siwu

against

utlvwvla- object to obj. person to object

against (fighting)

di(ga)tilegi

against (testifying)

atludodi

age

iyudetiyvda

aged

agevli, agayvli

agent

atsinvsidasdi

agitate

ayotladisdi

ago

iyutsigesv

agony

agiliyogv

agravate

adadeyatodi

agree

isu aye(lv)di

agreeable

tsudadaniluvtsadi

agreed

dudanilvtsv

agriculture

digalogodi

ahead

igvyiditlv

aid

adasde(lv)di

aim

a(li)sosdv

air/wind

u 'no le

airplane

tsiyu ganohilitohi

ajar

usdi asduida

alarm

asduida

alcohol

ama' asuyvdi wisgi

alert

gvniga(li)sdi

algebra

disesdi ugvwali

alias

nudale dutoi

alighted

tsulegilanunayi - he alighted there

alike

utloyi

alimony

agaguyeheditsugalenvda

alive

gvnodv

all

owasa, niga'da, niga'dv

alligator

tsulasgi

allot

ayatosdi

allow

a(li)sgo(lv)dodi

All right

Ho wa

ally

ali(go)di

almanac

nvdvdisesdi

almost

a le, navnigesdi

aloft

galvladitlv

alone

u wa sa, uwasv

aloud

asdaya unoyvgv

alphabet

digaloquastohdi, digaloquastodi

already

gayula, kilowu

also

nasgi, nasquo, nu - abbreviation of ulenualso

alter

ganetliyvsdi

altogether

nigadv

always

nigohilvi

amateur

alenisgi

amaze

asquanigohisdi

ambassador

ganuseda

ambulance

tsunitlvgoidigalvdodi

ambush

ahaludi, diskalunagi - hiding out there

ambush

ahaluna - to take unawares

amen

emenv, nasgiwuwiniga(li)sda

amend

gotlvhisodi

America

a me li ge

amiable

ulilohi

ammunition

disdayostodi

among

nunadvnv

amount

igai gesv

ample

yeliquo igai

amplify

atanohistidi

amuse

asquanigohisdi

an evil person

u'ne'go'tsoduh - with a blackness of soul, evil

ancestor

tsunigayvliiyv(li)stanv

ancient

agayvlige, kaiele, hilvhiyui

and

ale, hno-if suffixed

and also

ulenu

and you?

nihina, nihinahv

angel

adawehi

angels

anidawehi

anger

ataliwohisdi

angry

u hna lv ha

angry (another & I are)

oginihnalv'(ga)

angry (he/she is)

uhnalv:(ga)

angry (I am)

akinalv'(ga)

angry (others & I are)

ogihnalv'(ga)

angry (they are)

unihnalv'(ga)

angry (you & I are)

ginihanlv'(ga)

angry (you 2 are)

sdihnalv'(ga)

angry (you are(plural)

itsihnalv'(ga)

angry (you are)

tsanalv'(ga)

angry (you, another & I are)

igihnalv'(ga) - also you, others and I (we are)

animal

e hna ? i, ganatlai

ankle

u(tsa)squaladv

anniversary

udetiyisgv

announce

deganotsalvnv

announced

dunotsalvnv

annoyance

adatsosedisgi

annual

ayostodi

another

nudale

answer

gawohiliyvdv

ant

tsosudali - he has six legs

antagonize

adadetodi

antelope

awiyusti

anthem

alihelisdi diganogisdi

anticipate

udugi elisdi

anticipated

udugi elissv

anticipating

udugi eisgvi

anticipation

udugi oye(lv)sv

antique

uweti gotlvnv

antler

tsulunuhi, uskwalegu

antlers

awitsuyoni

anvil

gotlv(nv)diatlodi, asodi talugisgi uligi

anxiety

owelihisdisgv

anxious

owanvgv

any

niga(li)sdisgvquo

anybody

nanivquo

anyhow

igvnisisdi sgvyiniga(li)sdi

anyone

nanivquo

anything

niganvquo

anyway

yiniga(la)sdiquo

anywhere

nigvquo

apart

tsugalenvda

apartment

dekanvsulv

apiece

anisiyvwihai

apologize

gohiyutoditohi

apostle

adasdawaditohi

apparel

dinuwosdi

appeal

atayosdi

appealed

atayolvhi

appear

gananugotsv

appeared

unanugohisdi

appearing

gananugotsv

appears

ganugoga

appetite

oyosisgv

applaud

disidvnisdi

apple

sugata, svkta

application

atayostodi

applied

igv(na)tanvhi

apply

igv(na)todi

appointment

disuyedv

Apportioner

Unelanvhi - Sun, used in the sacred idigawesdi

appraise

digvwa(lo)todi

appraisers

dinigvwa(lo)disgi

appreciate

adalihelitsedi

appreciated

udalihelitsedi

appreciating

anadalihelitsehv

apprehend

adaniti

apprentice

ade(lo)quasgi

approach

adalutsedi

approve

gohiyutodi

approved

gohiyutodi

apricot

dalonige adadvsgi - little yellow that hangs

April

Tsiloni, Kawoni

apron

atsesado

apron (breechclout)

gatloa uatusulo - covers the privates

area

esgani

argument

digosisodi

arguments

danosisi

arise (from bed)

adidi

arise (from sitting)

diledi

arithmetic

disesdi

Arkansas

Yowanegv

arm (his/her)

kanoge:ni

arm (my)

tsinoge:na

arm (your)

hinoge:ni

arms (his/her)

dikanoge:ni

arms (my)

*ditsi'?noge:ni

arms (your)

tihnoge:ni

arose

dulenv

arouse

ayestodi

arrest

adani(yi)di

arrival (1 person/vehicle)

uluhisdi

arrived (1 person now)

galuga

arrived (2 or more now)

aniluga

arrives

galuhisdiyi

arrives (he(habitually)

galuhgoi

arriving (soon)

galuhisdii nulisdv

arrogant

udalvquodi

arrow

guni, dakaledati, gatlida, digadatlvda

arrow maker

skinatluneska guni

arrow shaft

ganusta dakaledati

arrowheads

diagadatlvda tsusgo

art

ditlilostodi

artery

tsuwodunohi

artificial

ditlilostanv

artist

ditlilosdisgi

ascend

agilohisdiyi

ash

dosdu

ashamed (2 or more are)

anadehosdi

ashamed (he/she is)

adehosga

ashes

gasdu

ask

hi ya tv dv hv ga, adadv(to)di

asked

adadvdi

asking (he/she is)

adadvdvhvsga

asking (I am)

gadadvdvhvsga

asleep

hi hlv na

asleep (he/she is)

galiha

assault

dida(ga)tilvsdi

assemble

adatlisodi

assembly

danilawiv

assert

kanehisdiyi

assigned

datsiyohisselv

assignment

didayohisselv

assist

adasde(lv)di

assistant

a(li)sdelisgi

assisting (he/she is)

a(li)sdelisgv

associate

unaligohi

assortment

disuyedv

assume

iyelisdi

assumed

nelisv

astound

asquanigohisdi

astray

ulenahiyvsti

asylum

tsunilvnotisgiuniyvsti

at

nanai

ate (he/she(1 item)

aga

ate (I(1 item)

tsiga

athirst

utadegisgv

athlete

dinelohvsgi

attach

atloyastodi

attached

atloyastanv

attack

di(ga)tilvsdi

attempt

ane(lv)todi

attempted

ane(lv)tanv

attempting

ane(lv)tiyi

attended (2 or more people)

unedolv

attended (I person)

aquodolv

attention

a(ga)sestodi

Attention!

Ka!, Ha!

attitude

nusdv oda(nv)dv

attorney

ditiyohihi

attorneys

di(na)tiyohihi

attractive

ulilohi

auburn

dalonige iyusdi

auction

ayeli ani(na)degv

audience

u(na)dvdagvne

auditor

osda idigvne

August

Galoni

aunt

e lo gi, alutsi

aunt (his/her)

ulogi

author

goweli gowelisgi

authorities

dunalasidv

authority

dulasidv

authorize

adanatsedi

authorized

atsinetselv

automatic

uwasv anagisgi

automobile

odamoqui

Autumn

Ulagohvsdi

available

yeliawadvdi

avenge

atleasdiyi

avenue

galanvdv

avenues

degalanvdv

aviator

ganohilitohi

avoid

didanvdistodi

avoided (he/she)

dudanvdistanv

avoided (they)

dunadanvdistanv

awake (he/she is)

uyetsvi

awake (I am)

agiyetsv

awake (they are)

uniyetsvi

aware

geyatohvsdi

away

utsatina

awful

ulosvstanv

awhile

natlegvquo

awkward

utsosdanehi

awl

detalasti - punch

ax

galuyasti

ax (broad)

udvna galuyasti

ax (ceremonial war)

danawa ahi galuyasti

ax (tomahawk)

galuyasti usdi - little ax

ax (women's)

galuyasti agiya

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