Cherokee A Class Pronouns

(Used with verbs beginning
with a consonant.)

tsiya- (I->him/her)
hiya- (you->him/her)
a- (he/she/it)

eni- (you and I->him/her)
esdi- (you two->him/her)
osdi- (s/he and I)

Plural (more than two)
esdi- (we - including you->him/her)
otsi- (we - not including you)
etsi- (you->him/her)
ana- (they)
(Note: the changes in some pronoun forms by adding of -ya- or e- when speaking of persons or animate objects.)

Ask him/her


Present Tense

ᏥᏯᏛᏛᎲᏍᎦ tsiyatvdvhvsga I am asking him/her.
ᎠᏛᏛᎲᏍᎦ atvdvhvsga s/he, it is asking him/her.

Habitual Tense

ᏥᏯᏛᏛhᏍᎪᎢ tsiyatvdvhvsgo'i I ask him/her.
ᎠᏛᏛᎲᏍᎪᎢ atvdvhvsgo'i s/he, it asks.

Remote Past Tense

ᎠᎩᏯᏛᏛᎲᎢ agiyatvdvhv'i I asked him/her.
ᎤᏛᏛᎲᎢ utvdvhv'i s/he, it asked.


ᎠᎩᏯᏛᏘᏗ agiyatv(ti)di I - to ask him/her
ᎤᏛᏘᏗ utv(ti)di s/he, it - to ask


ᎯᏯᏛᏛᎲᎦ! hiyatvdvhvga! Ask him/her!
ᎡᏍᏗᏛᏛᎲᎦ! esditvdvhvga! you two ask him/her!