The "A" class verb 'build it'
-ahnesge-


Present Tense

ᎦᏁᏍᎨᎭ - g-a'nesge-ha - I am building it.

ᎭᏁᏍᎨᎭ h-ahnesge-ha - you are building it.

ᎠᏁᏍᎨᎭ - ahnesge-ha - he/she/it is building it.

ᎢᎾᎨᏍᎨᎭ in-ahnesge-ha - the two of us (including you) are building it.

ᏍᏓᏁᏍᎨᎭ sd-ahnesge-ha - you two are building it.

ᎣᏍᏓᏁᏍᎨᎭ osd-ahnesge-ha - the two of us (not including you) are building it.

ᎢᏓᏁᏍᎨᎭ id-ahnesge-ha - we (including you) are all building it.

ᎣᏣᏁᏍᎨᎭ ots-ahnesge-ha - we (not including you) are all building it.

ᎢᏣᏁᏍᎨᎭ its-ahnesge-ha - you are all building it.

ᎠᎾᏁᏍᎨᎭ an-ahnesge-ha - they are building it.



Present Habitual


ᎦᏁᏍᎨᏍᎪᎢ g-a'nesgesg-o'i - I build it.

ᎭᏁᏍᎨᏍᎪᎢ h-ahnesgesg-o'i - you build it.

ᎠᏁᏍᎨᏍᎪᎢ ahnesgesg-o'i - he/she/it builds it.

ᎢᎾᏁᏍᎨᏍᎪᎢ in-ahnesgesg-o'i - the two of us (including you) build it.

ᏍᏓᏁᏍᎨᏍᎪᎢ sd-ahnesgesg-o'i - you two build it.

ᎣᏍᏓᏁᏍᎨᏍᎪᎢ osd-ahnesgesg-o'i - the two of us (not including you) build it.

ᎢᏓᏁᏍᎨᏍᎪᎢ id-ahnesgesg-o'i - we (including you) all build it.

ᎣᏣᏁᏍᎨᏍᎪᎢ ots-ahnesgesg-o'i - we (not including you) all build it.

ᎢᏣᏁᏍᎨᏍᎪᎢ its-ahnesgesg-o'i - you all build it.

ᎠᎾᏁᏍᎨᏍᎪᎢ an-ahnesgesg-o'i - they build it.


Practice Sentences

1. ᎩᎵ ᎤᏂᏴᏍᏗ ᎣᏍᏓᏁᏍᎨᎭ ᎪᎢᎦ. Gili uniyvsdi osdahnesgeha go iga.
The two of us (not you) are building a dog house today.

2. ᏥᏔᎦᏍ ᎤᏂᏴᏍ ᎠᏁᏍᎨᎭ? Tsitagas uniyvsdi anesgeha?
Is he building a chicken coop?

3. ᏧᏔᎾ ᎦᎵᏦᏕ ᏚᎾᏁᏍᎨᏍᎪᎢ. Tsutana galtsode dunanesgesgo'i.
They build big houses.


Vocabulary

ᎪᎯ ᎢᎦ - go(hi) iga - today
ᎤᏂᏴᏍᏗ - uniyvsdi - (animal) house, coop, barn, etc.
ᎤᏔᎾ - utana - big, huge
ᏧᏔᎾ - tsutana - big (plural inanimate)
ᎦᎵᏦᏕ - galtsode - house



Remote Past

ᎠᏆᏁᏍᎨᎲᎢ agw-anesgeh-v'i - I was building it.

ᏣᏁᏍᎨᎲᎢ ts-anesgeh-v'i - you were building it.

ᎤᏁᏍᎨᎲᎢ unsgeh-v'i - he/she/it was building it.

ᎩᎾᏁᏍᎨᎲᎢ gin-anesgeh-v'i - the two of us (including you) were building a house.

ᏍᏓᏁᏍᎨᎲᎢ sd-anesgeh-v'i - you two were buiding it.

ᎣᎩᎾᏁᏍᎨᎲᎢ ogin-anesgeh-v'i - the two of us (not including you) were building it.

ᎢᎦᏁᏍᎨᎲᎢ ig-anesgeh-v'i - we (including you) were all building it.

ᎣᎦᏁᏍᎨᎲᎢ og-anesgeh-v'i - we (not including you) were all building it.

ᎢᏣᏁᏍᎨᎲᎢ its-anesgeh-v'i - you were all building it.

ᎤᎾᏁᏍᎨᎲᎢ un-anesgeh-v'i - they were building it.



Imperative

ᎭᏁᏍᎬᎳ! h-ahnesgvla! - build it! (you singular)

ᏍᏓᏁᏍᎬᎳ! sd-ahnesgv-la - You two bulid it!

ᎢᏣᏁᏍᎬᎳ! its-ahnesgv-la -Y'all build it!

ᎢᏓᏁᏍᎬᎳ! id-ahnesgv-la -Let's build it!


Note: The Cherokee Imperative can appear with any of the bound pronouns.


Infinitive

ᎠᏆᏁᏍᎨᏗ agw-ahnesge-hdi - for me to build it

ᏣᏁᏍᎨᏗ ts-ahnesge-hdi - for you to build it

ᎤᏁᏍᎨᏗ u-hnesge-hdi - for him/her to build it

ᎩᎾᏁᏍᎨᏗ gin-ahnesge-hdi - for the two of us to build it

ᏍᏁᏍᎨᏗ sd-ahnesge-hdi - for you to build it

ᎣᎩᎾᏁᏍᎨᏗ ogin-ahnesge-hdi - for him/her and me to build it

ᎢᎦᏁᏍᎨᏗ ig-ahnesge-hdi - for all of us to build it

ᎣᎦᏁᏍᎨᏗ og-ahnesge-hdi - for us (not including you) to build it

ᎢᏣᏁᏍᎨᏗ its-ahnesge-hdi - for you all to build it

ᎤᎾᏁᏍᎨᏗ un-ahnesge-hdi - for them to build it






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