Vocabulary

ᎠᏛᏛᏗ - question
ᎦᏬᎯᎵᏴᏍᏗ - to answer
ᎦᏬᎯᎸᏙᏗ- answer
-Ꮓ - postfix meaning "and"
ᏑᎾᏙᏓᏆᏍᏗ - a week (the s- prefix emphasizes that it is just one)
ᎨᏒ - there being
ᎯᎳᎪ ᎢᎦᎢ - how many
ᎢᎦ - day(s)
ᎨᏐᎢ - is/are (regularly)
ᎦᎵᏉᎩ - seven
ᎦᏙ ᏚᎾᏙᎠ ? - what are they called? What are their names?
ᎤᎾᏙᏓᏆᏍᏗ - Sunday
ᎤᎾᏙᏓᏉᏅ - Monday
ᏔᎵᏁ ᎢᎦ - Tuesday
ᏦᎢᏁ ᎢᎦ - Wednesday
ᏅᎩᏁ ᎢᎦ - Thursday
ᏧᏅᎩᎶᏍᏗ - Friday
ᎤᎾᏙᏓᏈᏕᏅ - Saturday
ᏑᏕᏘᏴᏓ - a year (the s- prefix emphasizes that it is just one)
ᎯᎳᎪ ᎢᏯ - how many
ᏅᏙ - month(s)
ᏔᎵᏚ - twelve
ᎣᏍᏛ ᎠᏱᎸᏛ - TBD
ᏏᏅᏙ - a month (The si- prefix emphasizes the singleness)
ᎢᎦᏛ - some
ᏦᎠᏍᎪ-ᏌᏉ - thirty one
ᎤᏃᏄᏔᏂ - January
ᎠᏅᏱ - March
ᎠᎾᏍᎬᏘ - May
ᎫᏰᏉᏂ - July
ᎦᎶᏂ - August
ᏚᏂᏃᏗ - October
ᎥᏍᎩᏱ - December
ᎯᎠᏃ ᏦᎠᏍᎪᎯ ᎢᎦ ᎨᏐᎢ - And these have 30 days
ᎫᏬᏂ (ᎧᏬᏂ) - April
ᏕᎭᎷᏱ - June
ᏚᎵᏍᏗ - September
ᏅᏓᏕᏆᏃ - November
ᎧᎦᎵ - February
ᏍᎩᏂ - which
ᏓᎸᎢ - differs/is different
ᏁᎳᏦᏁᏉ ᎢᎦ - just 28 days (older form for 28)
nelatsone - older counting form for 28. cf. neladu See also nvgitsoi, sonelatso
gwo – just/only
iga – day(s)
ᏚᏪᎭ - it has them
ᎬᏂ - until/when
ᎠᏓᎾᏫᏗᏍᎩ - skipper/it skips
ᎠᏓᎾᏫᏗᏍᎩ ᎠᏕᏘᏴ - leap year
ᎾᏍᎩᏃ - and that one
ᎾᎯᏳᎢ - then
ᏐᏁᎳᏦᏁ ᎢᎦ - 29 days (older form for 29)
ᏚᏪᎰᎢ - It has them (always)
ᎯᎳᎪ ᎢᏳᏓᎵᎭ - how often
ᎠᏓᎾᏫᏗᏍᎩ ᎠᏕᏘᏱᎭ- skipper, leap year
ᏅᎩ - four
ᏧᏕᏘᏴᏛ - years
ᏂᏓᏓᎳᏗᎭ - TBD
ᎦᏙᏧᏍᏗ (ᎦᏙᎤᏍᏗ) - which
ᏕᎧᎸᎢ - TBD
ᎪᎨᏱ - spring
ᏗᎪᏎᏗ - they are called
ᎠᏅᏱ - March
ᎫᏬᏂ - April (ᎧᏬᏂ)
ᎠᎾᏍᎬᏘᏃ - May
ᎪᎩ - summer
ᏗᎪᏎᏗ ᎨᏐᎢ - TBD
ᏕᎭᎷᏱ - June
ᎫᏰᏉᏂ - July
ᎦᎶᏂᏃ - August
ᎤᎳᎪᎲᏍᏗ - autumn
ᏚᎵᏍᏗ - September
ᏚᏂᏃᏗ - October
ᏅᏓᏕᏆᏃ - November
ᎾᏍᎩᏃ - and those
ᎪᎳ - winter
ᎥᏍᎩᏱ - December
ᎤᏃᏄᏔᏂ - January
ᎧᎦᎵᏃ - February
ᎯᎳᎪ ᎢᏯᎠᏩ ᎨᏐ ᏏᎦ? How many hours in one day? (ᎢᏯᎠᏩ = hour "units" (ᎠᏩ = hour borrowed from English)
ᏅᎩᏦᏁᎢ - 24 (older form of counting = ᏔᎳᏍᎪᏅᎩ)
ᏌᏉ ᎢᏯᎠᏩ ᎨᏒ - one unit hour is
ᎯᎳᎪ ᎢᏯᏔᏬᏍᏔᏅᎯ - how many minutes
ᏑᏓᎳᏍᎪᎯ - 60

ᏣᎳᎩ ᎠᏛᏛᏗ, ᎦᏬᎯᎵᏴᏍᏗᏃ

Transcribed from Chamberlain's 1888 Cherokee Picture Book - page 15

      ᎠᏛᏛᏗ -    ᏑᎾᏙᏓᏆᏍᏗ ᎨᏒ ᎯᎳᎪ ᎢᎦᎢ ᎢᎦ ᎨᏐᎢ ?
ᎦᏬᎯᎸᏙᏗ -   ᎦᎵᏉᎩ.
      ᎠᏛᏛᏗ -   ᎦᏙ ᏚᎾᏙᎠ ?
ᎦᏬᎯᎸᏙᏗ -   ᎤᎾᏙᏓᏆᏍᏗ, ᎤᎾᏙᏓᏉᏅ, ᏔᎵᏁ ᎢᎦ, ᏦᎢᏁ ᎢᎦ, ᏅᎩᏁ ᎢᎦ, ᏧᏅᎩᎶᏍᏗ, ᎤᎾᏙᏓᏈᏕᏅᏃ.
      ᎠᏛᏛᏗ -   ᏑᏕᏘᏴᏓ ᎨᏒ ᎯᎳᎪ ᎢᏯ ᏅᏙ ᎨᏐᎢ ?
ᎦᏬᎯᎸᏙᏗ -   ᏔᎵᏚ.
      ᎠᏛᏛᏗ -   ᎦᏙ ᏚᎾᏙᎥ ᎣᏍᏛ ᎠᏱᎸᏛ ?
ᎦᏬᎯᎸᏙᏗ -   ᎤᏃᎸᏔᏂ, ᎧᎦᎵ, ᎠᏅᏱ, ᎫᏬᏂ, ᎠᎾᏍᎬᏘ, ᏕᎭᎷᏱ, ᎫᏰᏉᏂ, ᎦᎶᏂ, ᏚᎵᏍᏗ, ᏚᏂᏃᏗ, ᏅᏓᏕᏆ ᎥᏍᎩᏱ.
      ᎠᏛᏛᏗ -   ᎯᎳᎪ ᎢᎦᎢ ᎢᎦ ᎨᏐ ᏏᏅᏙ ᎨᏒᎢ ?
ᎦᏬᎯᎸᏙᏗ -   ᎢᎦᏛ ᏦᎠᏍᎪ-ᏌᏉ ᎨᏐᎢ, ᎾᏍᎩ ᎯᎠ ᎤᏃᏄᏔᏂ, ᎠᏅᏱ, ᎠᎾᏍᎬᏘ, ᎫᏰᏉᏂ, ᎦᎶᏂ, ᏚᏂᏃᏗ, ᎥᏍᎩᏱ. ᎯᎠᏃ ᏦᎠᏍᎪᎯ ᎢᎦ ᎨᏐᎢ.  ᎫᏬᏂ, ᏕᎭᎷᏱ, ᏚᎵᏍᏗ, ᏅᏓᏕᏆᏃ. ᎧᎦᎵ ᏍᎩᏂ ᏓᎸᎢ ᏁᎳᏦᏁᏉ ᎢᎦ ᏚᏪᎭ, ᎬᏂ ᎠᏓᎾᏫᏗᏍᎩ ᎠᏕᏘᏴ, ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᎾᎯᏳᎢ ᏐᏁᎳᏦᏁ ᎢᎦ ᏚᏪᎰᎢ. 
      ᎠᏛᏛᏗ -   ᎯᎳᎪ ᎢᏳᏓᎵᎭ ᎠᏓᎾᏫᏗᏍᎩ ᎠᏕᏘᏱᎭ ?
ᎦᏬᎯᎸᏙᏗ -   ᏅᎩ ᏧᏕᏘᏴᏛ ᏂᏓᏓᎳᏗᎭ.
      ᎠᏛᏛᏗ -   ᎦᏙᏧᏍᏗ ᏕᎧᎸᎢ ᎪᎨᏱ ᏗᎪᏎᏗ ᎨᏐᎢ ?
ᎦᏬᎯᎸᏙᏗ -   ᎠᏅᏱ,  ᎫᏬᏂ, ᎠᎾᏍᎬᏘᏃ.
      ᎠᏛᏛᏗ -   ᎦᏙᏧᏍᏗ ᎪᎩ ᏗᎪᏎᏗ ᎨᏐᎢ ?
ᎦᏬᎯᎸᏙᏗ -   ᏕᎭᎷᏱ, ᎫᏰᏉᏂ, ᎦᎶᏂᏃ.
      ᎠᏛᏛᏗ -   ᎦᏙᏧᏍᏗ ᎤᎳᎪᎲᏍᏗ ᎨᏐᎢ ?
ᎦᏬᎯᎸᏙᏗ -   ᏚᎵᏍᏗ, ᏚᏂᏃᏗ, ᏅᏓᏕᏆᏃ. 
      ᎠᏛᏛᏗ -   ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᎦᏙᏧᏍᏗ ᎪᎳ ᎨᏐᎢ ?
ᎦᏬᎯᎸᏙᏗ -   ᎥᏍᎩᏱ, ᎤᏃᏄᏔᏂ, ᎧᎦᎵᏃ.
      ᎠᏛᏛᏗ -   ᎯᎳᎪ ᎢᏯᎠᏩ ᎨᏐ ᏏᎦ ?
ᎦᏬᎯᎸᏙᏗ -   ᏅᎩᏦᏁᎢ.
      ᎠᏛᏛᏗ -   ᏌᏉ ᎢᏯᎠᏩ ᎨᏒ ᎯᎳᎪ ᎢᏯᏔᏬᏍᏔᏅᎯ ᎨᏐᎢ ?
ᎦᏬᎯᎸᏙᏗ -   ᏑᏓᎳᏍᎪᎯ. 
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