Vocabulary Words:

hayoldatsv - how are you?
osigwo - I'm good.
nihina - And you? (ᎢᎯᎾ ihina in Qualla)
tsalagisgo - Cherokee?
Word Breakdown
hiwoniha - you are speaking
adelogwa'a - s/he is learning.
agi-wonihis-di - I-to speak *(inf)
Verb Breakdown
gatsv - where (ᎭᏢ in Oklahoma)
tsunadelogwasdi - school


Prefixes & Suffixes:

"I" prefixes; agi-; g-
"you" prefixes; hi-; h-


question suffixes

questions -tsu, -sgo


Notes:
Present tense suffixes are frequently dropped in conversation. I.e. hiwoniha = hiwoni.

*Infinitives in Cherokee must have a pronoun prefix attached to it like any other Cherokee verb, the infinitive verb stem is usually also different from the present tense verb stem and the infinitive ending will most likely be -di.

ᏐᏉ - 1 - Sogwo
ᎦᏨ ᎭᏕᎶᏆᎠ

- ᎭᏲᎳᏓᏨ.
- ᎣᏏᏉ. ᏂᎯᎾ?
- ᎣᏏᏉ. ᏣᎳᎩᏍᎪ ᎯᏬᏂᎭ?
- ᎦᏕᎶᏆᎠ ᎠᎩᏬᏂᎯᏍᏗ ᏣᎳᎩ.
- ᎦᏨ ᎭᏕᎶᏆᎠ?
- ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗ ᎦᏕᎶᏆᎠ.

Gatsv Hadelogwa'a?

- Hayoldatsv.
- Osigwo. Nihina?
- Osigwo. Tsalagisgo hiwoniha?
- Gadelogwa'a agiwonihisdi tsalagi.
- Gatsv hadelogwa'a?
- Tsunadelogwasdi gadelogwa'a.


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Answer The Questions

1) ᎦᏙ ᏳᏍᏗ ᎠᏕᎶᏆᎠ?
Gado yusdi adelogwa'a?
2) ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗᏍᎪ ᏣᎳᎩ ᎠᏕᎶᏆᎠ?
Tsunadelogwasdisgo tsalagi adelogwa'a?

(See answers below.)



Dialogue One

Where are you learning?

- How are you?
- I'm good. And you?
- I'm good. Do you speak Cherokee?
- I'm learning to speak Cherokee.
- Where are you learning?
- I'm learning at school.



Answers

1) ᎦᏬᏂᎯᏍᏗ ᏣᎳᎩ ᎠᏕᎶᏆᎠ.
uwonihisdi tsalagi adelogwa'a.
2) ᎥᎥ, ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗ ᎠᏕᎶᏆᎠ.
vv, tsunadelogwasdi adelogwa'a.




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