Tsalagi (Cherokee) Language (cohanna_ijk.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

I

aya

I accept your talk

hiwanisku dagogadanelugasi

I am a friend

agineli

I am fine

o `si quu

I am going to do something

ayvdega daneli

I am good, well

gasiu, dtohigwo

I am picking it up

tsiniu

I am pounding it

tsistau

I am speaking

awanihu

I climb

tsilahi

I know

tsagataha

I love you

gvgeyu

I speak not with two tongues

tali tsudulanayi degawanihu luwudi

I speak the truth

tsiwanihu toeu

I take you by the arm

tsiayahinogani

I take you by the hand

tsiayauwayi

I tried but failed

tsulunahvski

ice

u ne sda la, unastalv

Ice cream

unesdaladistanvhiunvdi

Icicle

unesdalaunesadvi

icy

unesdala

important

ul sge da

include

a se sdi ha

Inch

eyasitadvhi

incomplete

adulula

Indian

a yv wi ya,

Indian paint

wodi

Indians

AniYvwi, AniYvwu

insane

nu danh tv na, unastisgi

insect

tsagaya

insects

aniskayi

inside

a ya ? a

instead

u gv wi yu ha

interesting

u squa nik di

Internet

Kananesk Usiladv

Iroquois Indians

AniNvdawegi

is his/her name

dudo

island

amoyeli, amayeli - in the middle of water

it

skina

Itch

unitsila

It is cold

uhyvdl, uhyvdla

It is not true

talu toeuha

It is true

hayu, hayv

It is warm

uganowa

It is what we will

dihale skuwa tekalei

It is what you will

haleskuwa tekalei

It's not yet time

utaluli

itself

u wa sa

J

January

Dunolvtani

jar

vtiya

jar (large)

diwali

jay (blue)

tlegu, tleku

Jay Bird

Tsegu - personal male name

Jehovah

Yihowa

Jesus

Tsisa

Jug

gadegugu

July

Guyequo:ni

Jump

hadanawidv

June

Datsaluni, Dehaluyi

junebug

tagu, tuyadiski lastiki - he keeps fire under beans

just (already)

kilowu

justice

duyukdu

K

katydid (bird)

tsikiki

keen sighted

akatena, uktena

keep (hold to)

hineyu

Kentucky

Gonada Gigahai - Bloody Ground

kernels (of nuts)

dulusti

Kettle

kawiadiditsulasgi

key

stugi

kill

atsidihi

kill (I)

tsiihu

killer

tihi, dihi

Kinfolk

yohvstianadvni

kingfisher

tsulu

kiss

squanusta

kitchen

a da sdayh di ? i

Kitowah People

a ni gi du wa gi

Kituwa

Kituwa - First town of Cherokees

knee

ka ni ge ni

kneeling

detsinagwana

knife

ha yel sdi, hayalasti

knife (long)

Gvhiyalasti - term for white people

know

unh ta

know, I(a fact)

aquanta, aquanita

know, I(information)

golig, goliga

know, they(a fact)

unata

know, they(information)

anolga

know, you(a fact)

tsanta

know, you(information)

holga

knows, he/she(a fact)

unta

knows, he/she(information)

golga

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