The "A" class verb 'looking for him/her' (animate object)


Verb Root -hyo- Present Tense


ᏥᏲᎭ tsi-'yo-ha - I am looking for him.

ᎯᏲᎭ hi-hyo-ha - you are looking for him.

ᎠᏲᎭ a-hyo-ha - he/she/it is looking for him.

ᎡᏂᏲᎭ eni-hyo-ha - the two of us (I & you) are looking for him.

ᎡᏍᏗᏲᎭ esdi-hyo-ha - you two are looking for him.

ᎣᏍᏗᏲᎭ osdi-hyo-ha - the two of us (S/he & I) are looking for him.

ᎡᏗᏲᎭ edi-hyo-ha - we all (including you) are looking for him.

ᎣᏥᏲᎭ otsi-hyo-ha - we all (not including you) are looking for him.

ᎡᏥᏲᎭ etsi-hyo-ha - you all are looking for him.

ᎠᏂᏲᎭ ani-hyo-ha - they are looking for him.


Practice Sentences

1. ᏗᏂᏲᏟ ᎪᏥᏲᎭ - Diniyotli gotsihyoha.
We are all (not you) looking for (them) the children.

2. Ꮎ ᎠᏍᎦᏯ ᎣᏥᏲᎭ - Na asgaya otsihyoha.
We are all (not you) looking for (him) the man.

3. ᎤᏙ ᏥᏲᎭ - Udo tsi'yoha.
I am looking for my sister.

4. ᎤᏁᏥ ᎠᏧᏣ ᎠᏂᏲᎭ - Unetsi atsutsa anihyoha.
They are looking for their son.

5. ᏕᏕᏲᎲᏍᎩ ᎣᏍᏗᏲᎭ - Dideyohvsgi osdihyoha.
We two are looking for the teacher.

6. ᏗᏕᎰᎲᏍᎩᎨ ᎡᏥᏲᎭ? Dideyohvsgige etsihyoha?
Are you all looking for the teacher?

7. ᎭᏗ, ᏗᏕᏲᎲᏍᎩ ᎨᏍᏗ ᏲᏥᏲᎭ - Hadi, dideyohvsgi gesdi yotsihyoha.
No, we are not looking for the teacher.


Vocabulary

ᎤᏙ - udo - sibling of the opposite sex
ᎤᏁᏥ ᎠᏧᏣ - unetsi atsutsa - his / their son
ᏗᏕᏲᎲᏍᎩ - dideyohvsgi - a teacher


Verb Root -hyo- Habitual Tense


ᏥᏲᎰᎢ tsi-'yo-ho'i - I look for him.

ᎯᏲᎰᎢ hi-hyo-ho'i - you look for him.

ᎠᏲᎰᎢ a-hyo-ho'i - he/she/it looks for him.

ᎡᏂᏲᎰᎢ eni-hyo-ho'i - the two of us (I & you) look for him.

ᎡᏍᏗᏲᎰᎢ esdi-hyo-ho'i - you two look for him.

ᎣᏍᏗᏲᎰᎢ osdi-hyo-ho'i - the two of us (S/he & I) look for him.

ᎡᏗᏲᎰᎢ edi-hyo-ho'i - we all (including you) look for him.

ᎣᏥᏲᎰᎢ otsi-hyo-ho'i - we all (not including you) look for him.

ᎡᏥᏲᎰᎢ etsi-hyo-ho'i - you all look for him.

ᎠᏂᏲᎰᎢ ani-hyo-ho'i - they look for him.


Verb Root -hyal- Remote Past Tense



ᏥᏯᎸᎢ tsi-'yal-v'i - I looked for him.

ᎯᏯᎸᎢ hi-hyal-v'i - you looked for him.

ᎤᏯᎸᎢ u-hyal-v'i - he/she/it looked for him.

ᎡᏂᏯᎸᎢ eni-hyal-v'i - the two of us (I & you) looked for him.

ᎡᏍᏗᏯᎸᎢ esdi-hyal-v'i - you two looked for him.

ᎣᏍᏗᏯᎸᎢ osdi-hyal-v'i - the two of us (S/he & I) looked for him.

ᎡᏗᏯᎸᎢ edi-hyal-v'i - we all (including you) looked for him.

ᎣᏥᏯᎸᎢ otsi-hyv - we all (not including you) looked for him.

ᎡᏥᏯᎸᎢ etsi-hyal-v'i - you all looked for him.

ᎤᏂᏯᎸᎢ uni-hyal-v'i - they looked for him.


Verb Root -hyo- Imperative Tense


ᎯᏱᎦ hi-hy-ga - Look for him!

ᏍᏗᏱᎦ sdi-hy-ga - you two look for him!

ᎡᏥᏱᎦ etsi-hy-ga - All of you look for him!

ᎡᏗᏱᎦ edi-hy-ga - Let's all look for him.


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


Verb Root -hyo- Infinitive Tense



ᏥᏱᏍᏗ tsi-'y-sdi - I look for him.

ᎯᏱᏍᏗ hi-hy-sdi - you look for him.

ᎤᏱᏍᏗ u-hy-sdi - he/she/it looks for him.

ᎡᏂᏱᏍᏗ eni-hy-sdi - the two of us (I & you) look for him.

ᎡᏍᏗᏱᏍᏗ esdi-hy-sdi - you two look for him.

ᎣᏍᏗᏱᏍᏗ osdi-hy-sdi - the two of us (S/he & I) look for him.

ᎡᏗᏱᏍᏗ edi-hy-sdi - we all (including you) look for him.

ᎣᏥᏱᏍᏗ otsi-hy-sdi - we all (not including you) look for him.

ᎡᏥᏱᏍᏗ etsi-hy-sdi - you all look for him.

ᎤᏂᏱᏍᏗ uni-hy-sdi - they look for him.