Tsalagi (Cherokee) Language (cohanna_s.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

sacred

etikaiele

Sacred Fire

Atsila Galvkawetiyu

sad (unhappy)

nalehe legunu

sadness (exclamation of)

eee - what a shame! too bad!

salt

am, ama - a is drawn out to distinguish from water

salt lick

gadaunigistiyi - they lick the ground there

Saluda

Seludiyi - Corn Place

same

ayvsti

sand

nayu, noyi

Sand Mountain

Odalv?i noya

sapsucker

kvgwo:ha

sassafras

ganustagi, kanasdatsi

Saw

Ga na do gi

I saw

A gi go hv

say

a di da

say(I, am saying)

gadia

say(let us)

nididiwa

say(they, are saying)

anadia, andia

say(you, are saying)

hadia

says(he/she, is saying)

adia

scalp

uskanigili - the hair of his head

scalping

uskanigigaluda - taking his head blood

scent

galunusti

School

Di do le qua s di

scissors

talitayasti - two sharps

Scolacuta

Skwalaguta - Hanging Maw, Chief 1782-1794

scorpion

tsisdvna adatsvisgi

Scotsman

Skatsi

scout

agateno - one who looks around

scouts

anigateno - the ones who look around

scraper

gatsuwastadi

scratch

kanuka

scratcher

Kanuga, nugula, kanukaski

scream

geluhvsga

Screech owl

Wa hu hu

second(in a series)

taline, talinei

see

a go ti ha

see

hegowata, hegowakata

Seeker of Truth

Duyugodv Ayosdi

Seneca Tribe

a ni se ni ka

September

Duli:sdi

Sequoyah

si quo ya

Sequoyah

Ssiquoya

serene

dohi, tohi

seven

galquog, galiquogi

Seven Clan Society

Ugaya - Cherokee People

seventh

galiquogine, galiquoginei

Sew

Ga ye wi s di

sewing

yewiya

sewing (I am)

tsiwiya

shade

dawadisgv

shadow

udiyvlitv

sharp (blade)

gastayi

sharp (words)

utlvta

shed

gahutayi

sheep (plural)

uninode:n(a)

sheep (woolly)

unode:n(a)

Sheet

U ta no hi

shelf

dayatanalvti

shell

uyaska

shell (mussel)

daguna

shirt

ha 'wi ni - 'a nu

shoals

ustalanali

ShoeBoots

Dasigiyagi - personal male name

shoes

di la 'su lo

shoot

nadaastiyali

Shooting Arrow

Adastiyuali - personal male name

short

uskali, tsuskwali

shot (has)

adastiyali

shout

tahiyu, gatahiyu

Sick

U tlv ga

silver

delvnegv, utsistalu:gisgi

sinew

uwaduna

sinker (for fish net)

alitsi

Sister

U lb

Sister

A de lv

sit

agwalisti

sit down

tsaladi

Sitico

Utsutiquayi - Big Fish Place

sitting

walatla

six

sudal, sudali

sixth

sudaline, sudalinei

skin

ganega

skinning

daganega latodi

Skirt

A sa no

skunk

di?li

sky

ga lv lo? i

slanting (leaning)

gulagalu

sleep

hilunu

sleep (go to)

egasinu

sleep (gone to)

ahulu

sleeping (I am)

tsilihu

sleet (real fine type)

newadi

sleeting (it is)

ganesosga

slow

u sga no la

slowly

usganol, usganoli

small

usdi

smallpox

unudakwala - holes in face

smalls

tsvsdi

smilax

dunuski

smile

utsetsi

smoke

tsusdi

smoke (rising)

tsunalugi

smoker

gaski

smoking

gagisku

smoky

dutsusdu

Smoky Mountains

Tsakonage - Place of Blue Smoke

smooth (slick)

tawiska

Snail

E la qua

snake

i na da

snake (black, racer)

ukusuhi

snake (copperhead)

wudigeiska, wadigeaskali

snake (generic term)

inadu

snake (green)

sakwayi

snake (rattlesnake)

utsanati - he has a bell

snake (spreading adder)

daliksta - vomiter

snake (water moccasin)

kanegwati

snake button root

unastetsistiya

snipe (or killdeer)

daskudalenaheda

snow

v 'tsi

snowbird

tuti

snowing - it is

go 'ti, gvtsiha

socks

di 'li yo

soft

wa ni ge? i

soft (fruit)

uwa'n'sv

soldier

ayastigi, ayosgi

some

i ga da

Someone

Gi lo a quo hi

some where

dlv

somebody

kilo, kiloi

Son

U we tsi

Son of another

U we tsi dv hi

song

daganogeda

soon

hle ki, natlagukwo

soon after

anigwa

sorcerer

dida'hnese'sgi

sore (it hurts)

utasti, tsad sdalvi

soul

adanata, adonvdo

soup

a ga ma

sour

ugasita

sour corn mash

kanahena, kanaheni

south

ugalayai, uganowv

Spaniard

Skwani

Spaniards

AniSkwani

sparrow

tsisquaya

speak

ga wo ni ha

speak slowly

usganol hiwoni, usganolihiwonihi

speaking (he/she is)

gawoniha

spear

dadastodi

spear (atlatl)

datlidegwa - big arrow

Speckled

U nv tsa dv

speech

wanihu

Spicewood

No da tsi

spider

kananeski, kanane'sgi

spider (water spirit people)

kananeski amayehi

spiders

anikananeski, anikanane'sgi

spirit

adonvdo, adanvto

spirited

spirited

split

unestli

spoil

astihu

spoil (I)

tsiastihu

spoiler

ayasta

spoon

a di to di

spring (of water)

amagwa

Spring (season)

Gagai

spruce tree

nuna

squash

watsigu

squirrel (flying)

tewa

squirrel (gray)

salali, saloli

squirrel (ground)

giuga

stand

toga, doga

standing (habitually)

gatoga, gadoga

star

noquisi

stars

aninoquisi

Steer

Ga na li (lazy or ox)

stem

dagalosti

stem (pipe)

guhalahi

stick

gan sda, dagalosti

sticker (burs)

unistalvsti

still

si

stomach

uskwali

stone

nvyu, nvya

Stool

A li s dv tsu s di ga s gi lo

stop

halehwi'sda

store

uskwiniye'da - every kind

storehouse

adananuhi

storm

u no le, unula

Story

Ka no ge sdi

Stove

A da s da di ga ka hv i

straight

gatsinista

strawberries

anv

strawberry

a ni

strayed

ulayutsi

stream

stewaya

stream (down)

tsagi

stream (up)

gei

street

ga la 'nv da

strike

kayanega

strong

uhusti, uhyusti

strong believer

aduladi'hlvnegida

strong of heart

uhyustadonvdo

strong willed

duladinulinigvgv

stuffing(mixed, chosen)

asuyana, asuyanai

stump

tsunaluga

succotash

seluduyanadelahuni - corn, beans, & pumpkin

sugar

klse tsi, gulisetsi

Sugar Town

Gulisetsiyi

sugar/candy

kal `se tsi

sumac

galokwa

summer

go gi

sun

nv da, nvdaegehi

sun is shining

a 'ga li

Sunshine

A ga li ha

Sun Spirit

Unelanvhi

sunny

udahali

sunny side

udahaliyi

sunrise

degalvyi

sunset

udigalvyi

sunshine

a ga 'lis gv

surprise(exclamation of)

iii - oh my goodness! good heavens!

swallow (bird)

tsodekwatlotsi

swallow (in eating)

utsika

swamp

egategawi

swan

sa:sa

sweat

alialu

sweat batch

alialu utawasti

sweatlodge

a'si

sweet

aganasti

sweet gum tree

tsilalu

sweet potatoes

nun aninvhid, nuna aninvhida

swim

yuni

Swimmer

Ayunini - Chief and Dida:hnvwisgi

sycamore

tsuwatsunega - white bark

Sycamore Shoals

Watauga - broken water

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