Forming Nouns In Cherokee.
Active nouns express something that is like a trait and not something that can be possessed . Consider the verb "ser" in Spanish.
(see: Passive Nouns)
Root noun beginning in consonant
ᏥᏴᏫᎭ tsi-yvwiya I am an Indian.
ᎯᏴᏫᏯ hi-yvwiya you are an Indian.
ᎠᏴᏫᏯ a-yvwiya he/she is an Indian.
ᎢᏂᏴᏫᏯ ini-yvwiya we are Indians.
ᏍᏗᏴᏫᏯ sdi-yvwiya you two are Indians.
ᎣᏍᏗᏴᏫᏯ osdi-yvwiya we two (not you) are Indians.
ᎢᏗᏴᏫᏯ idi-yvwiya we (including you) are all Indians.
ᎣᏥᏴᏫᏯ otsi-yvwiya we (not you) are all Indians.
ᎢᏥᏴᏫᏯ itsi-yvwiya you are all Indians.
ᎠᏂᏴᏫᏯ ani-yvwiya they are Indians.
ᏥᏣᎳᎩ tsi-tsalagi I am Cherokee
ᎯᏣᎳᎩ hi-tsalagi you are Cherokee
ᎠᏣᎳᎩ a-tsalagi he is Cherokee
ᎢᏂᏣᎳᎩ ini-tsalagi we are Cherokee
ᏍᏗᏣᎳᎩ sdi-tsalagi you two are Cherokee
ᎣᏍᏗᏣᎳᎩ osdi-tsalagi we two (excluding you) are Cherokee
ᎢᏗᏣᎳᎩ idi-tsalagi we all are Cherokee
ᎣᏥᏣᎳᎩ otsi-tsalagi we (excluding you) are Cherokee
ᎢᏥᏣᎳᎩ itsi-tsalagi you all are Cherokee
ᎠᏂᏣᎳᎩ ani-tsalagi they are Cherokee
ᎦᏔ g-ata I am a teenage girl.
ᎭᏔ h-ata you are a teenage girl.
ᎠᏔ ata she is a teenage girl.
ᎢᎾᏔ in-ata we are teenage girls.
ᏍᏓᏔ sd-ata you two are teenage girls.
ᎣᏍᏓᏔ osd-ata we two (not you) are teenage girls.
ᎢᏓᏔ id-ata we (including you) are all teenage girls.
ᎣᏣᏔ ots-ata we (not you) are all teenage girls.
ᎢᏣᏔ its-ata you are all teenage girls.
ᎠᎾᏔ an-ata they are all teenage girls.