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SIMPLE RULES TO REMEMBER

The vowels of the Cherokee language are similar BUT NOT THE SAME as in English.
A, E, I, O, U, and V.
Although the Roman script may resemble English vowels, the letters represent different sounds.

A: is not sounded a as in day but rather ah as in father.
E: is not e as in evening but eh as in wedding.
I: is not i as in Irene but ee as in eel.
O: is sounded as oh as in toe.
U: is not u as in you but oo as in toon.
V: is sounded as uh as in huh.

 

THE FOLLOWING LISTS ARE PRESENTED IN THREE COLUMNS:
English - Cherokee - Phonetic

 

GREETINGS & COURTESIES

Hello

O-si-yo

Oh-see-yo

Are you fine?

To-hi-ju?

Toe-hee-joo?

I am fine.

O-si-gwu.

Oh-see-gwoo.

And you?

Ni-na?

Nee-nah?

Fine. (alright)

O-sdi.

Oh-sdee.

Thank you.

Wa-do.

Wah-doh.

Okay.

Ho-wa.

Hoh-wah.

Let's see each other again.

Do-na-da-go-hv-i.

Doh-nah-dah-go-huh-ee.

Let's all see each other again.

Do-da-da-go-hv-i.

Doh-dah-dah-go-huh-ee.

You come around again.

I-he-do-lv-i.

Ee-heh-doh-luh-ee.

You all come around again.

I-je-do-lv-i.

Ee-jeh-doh-luh-ee.

Yes.

V

Uh

No

Thla

Thlah

I don't know.

Thla Ya-gwan-ta.

Thlah Yah-gwanh-tah.

FAMILY TERMS

Girl

A-ge-hyu-ja

Ah-gay-huge-jah

Boy

A-chu-ja

Ah-choo-jah

Woman

A-ge-ya

Ah-gay-yah

Man

A-sga-ya

Ah-sgah-yah

Mother

E-ji

Eh-gee

Father

E-do-da

Eh-doh-dah

Baby

U-sdi

Oo-sdee

Grandfather

E-du-du

Eh-doo-doo

Grandmother

E-li-si

Eh-lee-see

Paternal Grandmother

E-ni-si

Eh-nee-see

Aunt

E-tlo-gi

Eh-tloh-gee

Uncle

E-du-ji

Eh-doo-jee

Sister (from brother)

A-gi-do

Ah-gee-doh

Sister (from sister)

Jo-sda-da-lv

Joh-sdah-dah-luh

Brother (from brother)

Jo-sda-da-hnv-tli

Joh-sdah-dah-nuh-tlee

Brother (from sister)

A-gi-do

Ah-gee-doh

Friend (3rd person)

O-gi-na-li

Oh-gee-naw-lee

INQUIRIES & CONVERSATIONAL TERMS

What is your name?

Ga-do De-ja-do?

Gah-doh Dey-jah-doh?

(name) is my name.

.... Da-wa-do.

.... Dah-wah-doh.

Who is your (family term)?

Ka-hnv- (ja)....?

Kah-hnuh-(jah)....?

This is (name or object).

.... Hi-a.

.... Hee-ah.

(name) is his/her name.

.... Du-do.

.... Doo-doh.

Where is (name or object)?

Ha-tlv.....?

Hah-tluh.....?

What is this?

Do-u-sdi Hi-na?

Doh-oo-sdee Hee-nah?

What time is it?

He-la-ya A-hli-li?

Heh-lah-yah Ah-tlee-lee?

What is it? (Which is it?)

Do-u-sdi?

Doh-oo-sdee?

I am hungry.

A-gi-yo-si.

Ah-gee-yoh-see.

Are you hungry?

Ja-yo-si-has?

Jah-yoh-see-hahs?

Where do you live?

Ha-dlv Hi-he-la?

Hah-dluh Hee-neh-lah?

NUMBERS 1 - 20 (30)

One

Sa-gwu

Saw-gwoo

Two

Tal

Tawl

Three

Tso

Joh

Four

Nvk

Nuhk

Five

Hisk

Hesk

Six

Su-dal

Soo-dawl

Seven

gal-hgwog

Gawl-gwoh-g

Eight

Ja-nel

Jah-nel

Nine

So-nel

Soh-nel

Ten

Sgo

Sgoh

Eleven

Sa-du

Saw-doo

Twelve

Tal-du

Tawl-doo

Thirteen

Tso-ga-du

Joh-gah-doo

Fourteen

Ni-ga-du

Ne-gah-doo

Fifteen

Sgi-ga-du

Sgee-gah-doo

Sixteen

Da-la-du

Dah-lah-doo

Seventeen

Gal-hgwa-du

Gawl-gwah-doo

Eighteen

Ne-la-du

Neh-lah-doo

Nineteen

So-ne-la-du

Soh-neh-lah-doo

Twenty

Tal-sgo

Tawl-sgoh

Thirty

Jo-sgo

Joh-sgoh

 

DAYS OF THE WEEK

Sunday Do-da-gwa-sgv Doh-dah-gwah-sguh
Monday Do-da-wo-hnv Doh-dah-woh-nuh
Tuesday Ta-li-ne-i-ga Tah-lee-nay-ee-gah
Wednesday Jo-i-ne-i-ga Joh-ee-nay-ee-gah
Thursday Nv-gi-ne-i-ga Nuh-gee-nay-ee-gah
Friday Ju-na-gi-lo-sdi Joo-nah-gee-loh-sdee
Saturday Do-da-gwi-de-na Doh-dah-gwee-da-nah

COLORS

Brown U-wo-di-ge Oo-woh-dee-gay
Yellow Da-lo-ni-ge Dah-loh-nee-gay
Green I-je-yu-sdi Ee-jeh-yoo-sdee
Blue Sa-ko-ni-ge Sah-koh-nee-gay
Red Gi-ga-ge Gee-gah-gay
Black Gv-hna-ge Guh-hnah-gay
White U-ne-ga Oo-neh-gah
Purple A-dv-hvl-ge Ah-duh-huhl-gay
 
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