Using Adjectives in Cherokee

ᎤᏬᏚᎯ - uwoduhi - pretty

ᎠᏉᏚᎯ agw-oduhi I - pretty

ᏦᏚᎯ ts-oduhi you - pretty

ᎤᏬᏚᎯ uwoduhi he/she/it - pretty

ᏗᎩᏃᏚᎯ digi-noduhi we two (including you)- pretty

ᏗᏍᏙᏚᎯ disd-oduhi you two - pretty

ᏦᎩᏃᏚᎯ tsogi-noduhi we two (not you)- pretty

ᏗᎪᏚᎯ dig-oduhi we all (including you)- pretty

ᏦᎪᏚᎯ tsog-oduhi we all (not you) - pretty

ᏗᏦᏚᎯ dits-oduhi you all - pretty

ᏧᏬᏚᎯ tsu-woduhi they (inanimate)- pretty

ᏧᏃᏚᎯ tsu-noduhi they (animate)- pretty

ᎤᏔᎾ - utana

ᎠᏆᏔᎾ agwa-tana I - big

ᏣᏔᎾ tsa-tana you - big

ᎤᏔᎾ utana he/she/it - big

ᏗᎩᎾᏔᎾ digi-natana we two (including you)- big

ᏗᏍᏓᏔᎾ disda-tana you two - big

ᏦᎩᎾᏔᎾ tsogi-natana we two (not you)- big

ᏗᎦᏔᎾ diga-tana we all (including you)- big

ᏦᎦᏔᎾ tsoga-tana we all (not you) - big

ᏗᏣᏔᎾ ditsa-tana you all - big

ᏧᏔᎾ tsu-tana they (inanimate)- big

ᏧᎾᏔᎾ tsu-natana they (animate)- big

ᎤᏴᏣ - uyvtsa

ᎠᎩᏴᏣ agi-yvtsa I - cold

ᏣᏴᏣ tsa-yvtsa you - cold

ᎤᏴᏣ uyvtsa he/she/it - cold

ᎩᏂᏴᏣ gini-yvtsa we two (including you)- cold

ᏍᏗᏴᏣ sdi-yvtsa you two - cold

ᎣᎩᏂᏴᏣ ogini-yvtsa we two (not you)- cold

ᎢᎩᏴᏣ igi-yvtsa we all (including you)- cold

ᎣᎩᏴᏣ ogi-yvtsa we all (not you) - cold

ᎢᏥᏴᏣ itsi-yvtsa you all - cold

ᏧᏴᏣ tsu-yvtsa they (inanimate)- cold

ᎤᏂᏴᏣ uni-yvtsa they (animate)- cold

ᎤᏲᎢ uyo'i

ᎠᎩᏲᎢ agi-yo'i I - bad

ᏣᏲᎢ tsa-yo'i you - bad

ᎤᏲᎢ uyo'i he/she/it - bad

ᎩᏂᏲᎢ gini-yo'i we two (including you)- bad

ᏍᏗᏲᎢ sdi-yo'i you two - bad

ᎣᎩᏂᏲᎢ ogini-yo'i we two (not you)- bad

ᎢᎩᏲᎢ igi-yo'i we all (including you)- bad

ᎣᎩᏲᎢ ogi-yo'i we all (not you) - bad

ᎢᏥᏲᎢ itsi-yo'i you all - bad

ᏧᏲᎢ tsu-yo'i they (inanimate)- bad

ᎤᏂᏲᎢ uni-yo'i they (animate)- bad

ᎤᏬᎵᏗ uw-oldi - funny

ᎠᏉᎵᏗ agw-oldi I - funny

ᏦᎵᏗ ts--oldi you - funny

ᎤᏬᎵᏗ uw-oduhi he/she/it - funny

ᏗᎩᏃᎵᏗ digin-oldi we two (including you)- funny

ᏗᏍᏙᎵᏗ disd-oldi you two - funny

ᏦᎩᏃᎵᏗ tsogi-oldi we two (not you)- funny

ᏗᎪᎵᏗdig-oldi we all (including you)- funny

ᏦᎪᎵᏗ tsog-oldi we all (not you) - funny

ᏗᏦᎵᏗ dits-oldi you all - funny

ᏧᏃᎵᏗ tsun-oldi they (inanimate)- funny

ᏧᏬᎵᏗ tsuw-oldi they (animate)- funny

ᎤᏍᎦᏃᎵ - usganoli

ᎠᎩᏍᎦᏃᎵ a(gi)-sganoli I - slow

ᏣᏍᎦᏃᎵ tsa-sganoli you - slow

ᎤᏍᎦᏃᎵ usganoli he/she/it - slow

ᎩᏂᏍᎦᏃᎵ gini-sganoli we two (including you)- slow

ᏍᏗᏍᎦᏃᎵ sdi-sganoli you two - slow

ᎣᎩᏂᏍᎦᏃᎵ ogini-sganoli we two (not you)- slow

ᎢᎩᏍᎦᏃᎵ igi-sganoli we all (including you)- slow

ᎣᎩᏍᎦᏃᎵ ogi-sganoli we all (not you) - slow

ᎢᏥᏍᎦᏃᎵ itsi-sganoli you all - slow

ᏧᏍᎦᏃᎵ tsu-sganoli they (inanimate)- slow

ᎤᏂᏍᎦᏃᎵ uni-sganoli they (animate)- slow

ᎣᏍᏓ - osda

ᎪᏍᏓ g-osda I - good

ᎰᏍᏓ h-osda you - good

ᎣᏍᏓ osda he/she/it - good

ᎢᏃᏍᏓ in-osda we two (including you)- good

ᏍᏙᏍᏓ sd-osda you two - good

ᎣᏍᏙᏍᏓ osd-osda we two (not you)- good

ᎢᏙᏍᏓ id-osda we all (including you)- good

ᎣᏦᏍᏓ ots-osda we all (not you) - good

ᎢᏦᏍᏓ its-osda you all - good

ᏦᏍᏓ ts-osda they (inanimate)- good

ᎠᏃᏍᏓ an-osda they (animate)- good

ᎦᏣᏄᎳ - gatsanula

ᏥᎦᏣᏄᎳ tsi-gatsanula I - fast

ᎯᎦᏣᏄᎳ hi-gatsanula you - fast

ᎦᏣᏄᎵ gatsanula he/she/it - fast

ᎢᏂᎦᏣᏄᎳ ini-gatsanula we two (including you)- fast

ᏍᏗᎦᏣᏄᎳ sdi-gatsanula you two - fast

ᎣᏍᏗᎦᏣᏄᎳ osdi-gatsanula we two (not you)- fast

ᎢᏗᎦᏣᏄᎳ idi-gatsanula we all (including you)- fast

ᎣᏥᎦᏣᏄᎳ otsi-gatsanula we all (not you) - fast

ᎢᏥᎦᏣᏄᎳ itsi-gatsanula you all - fast

ᏗᎦᏣᏄᎳ di-gatsanula they (inanimate)- fast

ᎠᏂᎦᏣᏄᎳ ani-gatsanula they (animate)- fast


Practice Sentences

1. ᎤᏬᏚᎯ Ꮎ ᎠᎨᏳᏣ. uwoduhi na agehutsa.
That girl is pretty.

2. ᏗᏍᏙᏚᎯ! Disdoduhi!
You two are pretty!

3. Ꮎ ᏦᎢ ᏓᏆᏕᎷ ᏧᏬᏚᎯ. Na tsoi dagwalelu tsuwoduhi.
The three cars are pretty.

4. ᎠᏂᏥᎾ ᏧᎾᏔᎾ. Anitsina tsun(a)tana.
The cedar trees are big.

5. ᏗᏣᏕᏲᎲᏍᎩ ᏗᏣᏔᎾ. Ditsadeyohvsgi ditsatana.
All you teachers are big.

6. ᏍᏗᎦᏣᏄᎳ. Sdigatsanula.
You two are fast.

7. ᎢᎩᏲᎢ ᏣᎳᎩ ᎢᏓᏕᎶᏆᎠ ᎠᏗᏍᎪᎢ ᏗᏕᏲᎲᏍᎩ. Igiyo'i tsalagi idadelogw'a adisgo'i dideyohvsgi.
The teacher says we don't study Cherokee well.

8. ᏣᏴᏣᏍ? Tsayvtsas?
Are you cold?



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