Vocabulary

ᏚᏂᎳᏫᏤᎢᏃ - they had a meeting
ᎢᏳᎾᏛᏗ - what they to do
ᎤᏂᎯᏍᏗ - they to kill it
ᏚᏂᎳᏫᏦᎾᏃ - [after] they had a meeting
ᎤᎾᏓᏂᏕᎴᎢ - they decided it
ᎠᏥᎳ - fire
ᎤᏅᏙᏗ - they to use it
ᎤᏂᏌᏛᏗ - they to trap it
ᏍᎩᏃ - that
ᎢᏴ - time
ᏍᎩᏃ ᎢᏴ - at that time
ᎤᏃᏔᎴᎢ - they built it
ᏄᏅᎴᎰᏅ - [when] they finished it
ᏅᏯ - rock, stone
ᏚᏂᎦᏂᏙᎴᎢ - they set it up
ᎪᏛᎢ - fire for heat
ᏣᏂᏃ - they were sitting
ᏄᏅᏁᎵᎢ - they made it
ᎤᏂᎶᏅᎮᎴᎢᏃ - they fooled it
ᎠᏂᏃᎴᎬ - they hunted it
ᎤᎾᏤᎸᏁᎢ - they pretended

ᎤᏍᏓᎵ - ᏔᎵ

ᏚᏂᎳᏫᏤᎢᏃ ᎢᏳᏍᏗ ᎢᏳᎾᏛᏗ ᎤᏂᎯᏍᏗ ᎤᏍᏓᎵ. ᏚᏂᎳᏫᏦᎾᏃ ᎤᎾᏓᏂᏕᎴᎢ ᎠᏥᎳ ᎤᏅᏙᏗ ᎤᏂᏌᏛᏗ ᎤᏍᏓᎵ. ᏍᎩᏃ ᎢᏴ ᎡᏆ ᎤᏃᏔᎴᎢ ᎠᏂᏍᎦᏯ. ᏍᎩᎾ ᏄᏅᎴᎰᏅ ᏅᏯ ᏚᏂᎦᏂᏙᎴᎢ ᎪᏛᎢ ᏴᏫ ᏣᏂᏃ ᎢᏳᏍᏗ ᏄᏅᏁᎵᎢ. ᎤᏂᎶᏅᎮᎴᎢᏃ ᎤᏍᏓᎵ ᎠᏂᏃᎴᎬ ᎤᎾᏤᎸᏁᎢ ᎠᏂᏍᎦᏯ.


Read by Daniel and Driver Pheasant.

The Inchworm - Part Two

A council was held to decide how to kill the giant Inchworm. The consensus was to trap the Inchworm by using fire. According to plan, the men built a huge fire. Then they set up rocks around the fire to resemble people. By pretending to leave for the hunt, the men fooled the Inchworm.

From Journal of Cherokee Studies by Mrs. Golinda Hill

Transliteration

Dunilawitse’ihno iyusdi iyunatvhndi unihihsdi Usdahli. Dunilawitsonahno unadhntele’i atsila uhndo’di unisadv’di Usdahli. Sgihno iyv egwa unotane’i anisgaya. Sgina nunvnehona, nvya dunikanitole’i gotv’i yvwi tsanino iyuhsdi nunvnele’i. Unilonvhele’ihno Usdahli aninolegv unatselvne’i anisgaya.


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