Tsalagi (Cherokee) Language (cohanna_pq.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

pack

asgwalihu - see also burden

Paid

A gu yo dv

paint

wodi

Paint Clan

AniWodi

painting mixing bowl

wadigalodadi

Pair

Tsu tso da li

panther

tlvdatsi

paper

go we li, gohwela

paper/book

go we li

parched (as by heat)

guwesuhe

parched (corn)

gahawisita

Parrott

Tsi s qua ga wo ni s gi

partridge moccasin (lady slipper)

gugweulasula

pass (mountian)

eladiu gakadui

pass(him/her, flexible)

hinvsi

pass(him/her, indefinite)

hivsi

pass(him/her, liquid)

hinevsi

pass(him/her, live)

hikasi

pass(him/her, long)

hidisi

pass(me, flexible)

desginvsi

pass(me, indefinite)

deskvsi

pass(me, liquid)

desginehvsi

pass(me, live)

deskikasi

pass(me, long)

desgedisi

pass(them, flexible)

digahinvsi

pass(them, indefinite)

gahivsi

pass(them, liquid)

gahinevsi

pass(them, live)

gahikasi

pass(them, long)

tidisi

Passageway

Ga ne nu tlv i

Passionflower

U wa ga

passive

ni - added as suffix

past tense

gesei - added as suffix

path

nvnehi

Pathkiller

Nvnehidihi - He kills in the path, personal name

paw

uwayi

pay (of medicine man)

ugistati

peace

tlalegwa, nuwhtohiyada, nvwadohiyada

Peace Chief

Uku, Ugu

peaceful

dohi, tohi

peach

qua na

Peace on earth

E lo hi no do hi yi ge se s ti

Peacock

Gu na tau qua to tli

pear

di ga dv di

pencil

di go 'we lo 'di

penis

wa'toli, wa'tori

people (all black people)

AniGvnegai

people (Cherokee)

AniYvwiya

people (European, all white people)

AniUnega, AniYonega

people (Indians)

AniYvwuyu

perch (fish)

atsula

perhaps

a se dv

persimmon

tsalalui - pucker mouth

person

yvwiya - human being

pheasant

tlanatitsi

Phoenix

Tsulehisanvhi

phone

di li no he di

picture

ditlilastanuhi - It looks like you

pie

ge `li sgi

piece

a gv ha lv da

pigeon

anlkuwahi, gv:le

pigeon place

wayi

pillow

akw sdo

pine

noh tsi

Pineapple

No tsi I yu s di sv ga ta

Pine cone

U s gu ta nv hi no tsi

Pine Log

Nasvtli, Natsiasvtlvyi

pine tree

natsi, notsi

Pink

Gi ga ge usdi (little red)

pipe

kununawa

Pitcher

U we se di

Place

Ha na ni

Place of Spirits

Skiahi - Sacred Fire's ashes kept there

Place to lie down

A ni si di

plant

ah wi sga

plant (to)

awesku

planting

aweskue

Planting Month

Aweskuhi

Play

Da ne lo hv s ga

plate

a te li do

pleasant

yeliusta

please (to)

ulehalesti

pleased

ulehalestugi

pleased (much)

ulehalestugiyu

Pleiades

AniTsutsa - The Boys

Plow

Ga da lu go di

plugged (or stopped up)

ukwunvti

plum

qua nun sti i

plums

gwanvstidi

Pond

V da li

pony

U s di a so qui li

poison ivy (poison oak)

ulvta

poor (not rich)

ulesadai

Poplar tree

dalonega utsilahv, tsiyu - see also canoe

porcupine

tsutsayasti unegwagule - he has sharp quills

pork

ha `wi `ya - si `qua

possible(as soon as)

igvyi, igvyii

pot

vtiya

pot (jar)

gadagagv

pot (large cooking)

utanutsulaski

pot (small cooking)

tsulaski

Pot in Water

Vtiguyi

pot make

vtiya digaluski

pot scrapings

utsaleta

potato

nu `na

potato like

nunayusti

potatoes

nun, nuna, nuni

potsherds

dulastuni

pottery

diwali - anything made of the earth

pouch

dagatli

pounding

testaski

pounding mill

uskwaltiga

powder

dawelagiski

powder horn

dawela giski uyana

powerful

u li ni gi du

Prairie chicken

Tsa ta ga I go di e hi

Pray

A da do lis do ti

Preacher

A la tsi do ho s gi

preach

'al tsa 'do 'ti

pregnant

taluli

pretty

uwoduhi, uwaduhi

principal (real)

ya - added as suffix

prisoner (captive)

ahutsi

pumpkin

iya

pumpkin like

iyaiusati

pumpkin pie

iya gelisgi

punch

detalasti

punk

tawali

Purple martin

Dlu dlu

Purple

Gi ge sdi

 

quail (partridge)

Qualla

Qua lv yi

quarrelsome

gugwe, gu'que

quartermaster

tsatiyosidi, atiyosdi

queen bee

etisu - staff member on warpath

quiet

ulagu

quit

e la we? i

quite

a su li go ga

quite (everything is)

e la we i, dagasasti

Quilt

Ye ga li

quiver (arrow holder)

usawahi atsawalihu

quiver of arrows

dekalada stodi

 

dekalada tsayuhi

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