Tsalagi (Cherokee) Language (cohanna_t.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

table/chair

ga sgi lo

tabu

gatuga

tabu (I am observing a)

tsigatiga

tadpole

te?ga

Tahlequah

ta li qua

Tahlonteeskie

Atalvtiski - He throws him down

tail

utana

Tails

Di ga do ga

take

ga ne ga

take off

ni gvnh de? a

Tales

Ka no he lv v s gi

Taking Them To Water

Amayi Ditatiyi - purification ritual

talker

gawoniha

Talk

Hi wo ni hi

I will talk

Da tsi wo ni si

I talked

Qi wo ni sv

talking

woni

talking, he or she is

gawoni

talking, I am

tsiwoni

Tall

Ga lv la di I ga di

tame (animal)

ulunita

tanning

utsadawe

tassel (corn)

utsitsalu

taste

anatludii

tea

ugaloga gotlvtanv - made of leaves

teacher

dideyohvsgi

Tears (rips)

Hi tsa ga lv

Tears (cry)

Tsu ga sa wo dv

Teeth

Di go yv ga

telephone

di li no he di

telescope

akatati - field glasses

tell

ka no he ha

ten

sgo, sgohi

Tennessee

Tenasi

Tennessee River

Egwanimaya - Big River

tent

gahl tso tv? i

tenth

sgohine, sgohinei

Tepee (cloth)

A na wo a da ne lv

Tepee (skin)

Ga ne ga a da ne lv

terrapin

tugasi, daksi

terrible (very)

usgasetiyu - very dangerous

Texas

nv da gv

than

si hnv

Thank you

Wa dv (or) Wa do

Thanksgiving

Ulihelisdi, Unalihelisdiyou wado

that

na, nasgi

The joining of blankets

Dunegvh'i'teladi'a

The rock hit the water

Nvya gvhniha ama

The rock meets the water

Nvya ale ama danadlosga

themselves

u nv sa

then

na hi yu

there

u hna,

there

yi - added as suffix

these

hi? a

Thick

U ha ge dv

thief

kunaskasi

I will think

Ga lis ges ti

thinking (he/she is)

adanhteha

third

tsoine, tsoinei

thirsty

dastihe

this

hi? a

this(concrete)

hia - as in this crow

this(in time)

gohi - as in this day

Thistle

Tsi tsi

thong

ganotsi

thorn

atadiusti

thorny

dastiyusti

those

na

Thought

Ge lis gv

thread

asti

three

tso:, tsoi

throwing

agwadigu

throwing hawk

udagu galoyasti

thunder

unalasgi, ayvdaqualosgi

tick

gugai

time

i yu wak di, aleyesu

Tiny

usti

tip

ustuti

tired

du ya we ga, giawuga

tired (I am)

dagiawuga

titmouse (tufted-bird)

utsutsi

toad

te?ga

toadstool

duwalu

tobacco

tso la, tsalu

Toccoa

Tagwahi - Catawba Place

today

go hi i ga

Tomahawk

Ga lu ya s di

Tomato

U na gu hi s di

Tomatoes

U ni na gu hi s di

tomorrow

sun le, sunalayi

tongue

ganuga

tongue (forked)

ganuga tsulotsotsi

tonight

go hi u sv

too big

u ta ni

too large

i nv hi

Tooth

Ka yu ga

topknot

utsahi

Toquo

Dakwa - a mythical great fish

torture

adagiludi

tough

astuhi

toward

di dla

town

gatugi

townhouse

gatuyi

Toxaway

Tukasiwayi - Big Terrapin Place

Track Rock Gap

Datsunalasyvyi

tracker

agateno - one who looks around

trackers

anigateno - the ones who look around

tracks

utasinvyi

trade

danaliska

trader

danatisgi

trail

nunahi, nvnehi

Trail of Tears

Nvnadaulatsvyi

trailing

galanuni

transparent

ulvsuti

trash

guasata - only that trash floating on water

treasurer

adelagaya

tree

hlgv? i, tsaligu

trees

de tlu 'gv

Tribe

A ni la s da lv

trousers

di 'su lo

trout

tsunaga

true

u do hi yu

truth

toeu

try

ha nel ta

tuber (eatable)

ulv

Tuber Place

Ulvyi

Tuckalegee

Digwalitsiyi

Tuckasegee

Tukasiyi

Tufted titmouse

U tsu gi

Tugaloo

Amotugwalvyi - water rolling over rocks there

tulip poplar tree

tsiyu - canoe tree

Tulsa

ta li si i

turkey

gvn, gvna

turkey (hen)

kalagisa

turkey (male)

kalagvna

Turkey Town

Gvnagatugi

turnip

dukasuni

turtle (softshell)

ulanawa

turtle (water)

saligugi

turtledove (bird)

gulediskanahi - they cry for acorns

Tuscarora Indians

AniSkalali

twelve

talidu

twilight

usvhiyi

Twin

Di ga tla wa

Twins

Di ni tla wa

twist

ugvtsusti

two

tal, tali

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