Tsalagi (Cherokee) Language (cohanna_l.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

L

lake

unadelii

lamp

a tsv sta

land

gadawahi

Last

oni

later

ki la

laugh

u yet sga

laugh

utsetsiti

laugh (I)

ayautsetsiti

Lawn

oni

lawyer (quarreler)

ditiyohihi

Lazy

ganali

lead

guna

leader

ulagu

leaf

ugalotsa

lean

ulatsadiu - not fat

Learn

gadolequa

leaning

galu

leather

anotluski

leaves

utalotsa

leech

tlanusi

Leg

gagaloi

legging

delasula

Legs

digagaloi

lend

atalista

lending (I am)

ayatalista

lesson

gohwelvi

let's adjourn(plural)

didiyelihi

let's adjourn(singular)

diniyelihi

let's begin

idalen, idalena

let's go

inena

letter(of the alphabet)

gohwelv

letter(written material)

gohwela, gohweli

letters

degohwelv

liar

gayh go gi

lice

ti:na

lichen

utsaleta - pot scrapings

lick

a ga na di ? a

lie (to recline)

utsistu

lie (untruth)

atsiskala

lie (untruth, old oratory form)

gohega

life

ganodu

light

egahi, atsvsdv

lightening

anagalia

Lightening (Red Man)

Asgaya Gigagei - Spirit of Lightening

like

i yu sdi

like (resemblance)

iyusti

lion

tlvdatsi

liquid

tsinegi yaguli - it is in the water, or other liquid

listen

sge

litter (of young)

ani da - does not include hooved animals

little

u sti, usdi

Little Carpenter

Atagulakal - Leaning Wood

Little Deer

AwiUsdi - Chief of all deer

Little Owl

Ugug Usdi - personal male name

Little people

yvwitsunastiga

liver

uwela

Lives

eha

livestock

ganahla?i

lizard

ti yo ha? li, digahali

lizard (spring)

duwega

locust (tree)

guleatsi

locust, locusts (insect)

ule, vle

log

asita

Log cabin

tsulvdagewianesgvdi

lonely

uhisati - in idigawesdi

lonesome (living alone)

natsiya

long

gvhita

long ago

eli, hilahiyu, gohigi

Long Hair

Gilugvhita - Chief killed in 1794

Long Hair Society

AniGitlugvahita - women's warrior society

Long Island

Ama Yeligvhita - town on Watauga river

long winded

gvlita

Long Winded

Vlita - personal name, Chief Breath killed 1794

look (there)

ni

look (to)

dakata

look for

ah yo ha

looking

dakana

looking (I am)

detsikana

Lookout Mountain

Talidenadaganu - two looking at each other

lose

tsaguhi

lost

agiyatsuali, ulenahida

loud mouth

a ha la da

louse

ti:na

love

a da geyh di

love

adagaue, tsilvquodi, tsiqeyui

love (to)

adageyudi

lover

asiule ehu

loves

ugauhiu

low

 

low (opposite of high)

galvadeu, aladeu

Lowery, George

Aginagili - Rising Fawn

Luke

Luga

Lying Fish

Utsutiganagohi - personal name

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