Archive for the animals Category

ᎤᏦᎾᏔ ujonata (ajonata)

Friday, March 25th, 2011
English entry: rattlesnake  
Cherokee: ᎤᏦᎾᏔ ujonata  
Stem: ajonata (n)  

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ᎤᏦᎾᏔ ᎠᏓᎯᎯ ᎢᎾᏓ.

Ujonata adahihi inada. A rattlesnake is dangerous.

ᎠᏣᏗ aja’di (-ja’di)

Friday, March 25th, 2011
English entry: fish  
Cherokee: ᎠᏣᏗ aja’di  
Stem: -ja’di (n)  

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ᏲᎾ ᎠᏣᏗ ᏕᎦᏂᏱᏍᎪ.

Yona aja’di deganiyisgo. A bear catches fish.

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ᏓᏄᎪ ᎦᏚᎲ ᎠᏣᏗ ᏗᎪᏍᏔᏅ.

Dahnugo gaduhv aja’di digostanv. The town of Vian was named after a fish.

ᎤᏬᏗᎨ ᎤᏍᎦᏎᏗ ᎧᎾᏁᏍᎩ uwodige usgasehdi kananesgi ()

Friday, March 25th, 2011
English entry: brown recluse spider  
Cherokee: ᎤᏬᏗᎨ ᎤᏍᎦᏎᏗ ᎧᎾᏁᏍᎩ uwodige usgasehdi kananesgi  
Stem: (n:cmp)  

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ᎤᏬᏗᎨ ᎤᏍᎦᏎᏗ ᎧᎾᏁᏍᎩ ᏯᏓᎷᎦ ᎠᎾᏗᏍᎪ.

Uwodige usgasehdi kananesgi yadaluga anadisgo. They say a brown recluse spider can kill you.

ᎠᏙᎯ ᎡᎯ ᏘᎾ adohi ehi tina ()

Friday, March 25th, 2011
English entry: roly-poly  
Cherokee: ᎠᏙᎯ ᎡᎯ ᏘᎾ adohi ehi tina  
Stem: (n:cmp)  

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ᎠᏙᎯ ᎡᎯ ᏘᎾ ᏱᏛᎪᏩᏔ.

Adohi ehi tina yvdaha yidvgohwata. You can sometimes see roly-polys.

ahnvsgi wadulisi (ahnvsgi wadulisi)

Friday, March 25th, 2011
English entry: honey bee  
Cherokee: ahnvsgi wadulisi  
Stem: ahnvsgi wadulisi (n)  

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ᎤᎦᎾᏍᏓ ᏩᏚᎵᏂ ᎠᏃᏢᏍᎪ ᎠᎾᏅᏍᎩ ᏩᏚᎵᏏ.

Uganasda wadulisi anotlvsgo anahnvsgi wadulisi. Honeybees make sweet honey.

ᎠᏫ ᎠᎭᏄᎸᎯ ahwi ahanulvhi (ahwi ahanulvhi)

Friday, March 25th, 2011
English entry: goat, lit. bearded deer (AF) billy goat  
Cherokee: ᎠᏫ ᎠᎭᏄᎸᎯ ahwi ahanulvhi  
Stem: ahwi ahanulvhi (n)  

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ᎠᏫ ᎠᎭᏄᎸᎯ ᏳᏍᏗᎭ ᏚᎵᎪᎢ.

ahwi ahanulv’i yusdiha duhlgo’i. A billy goat usually has his horns.

ᎠᏫᎡᏆ ahwi egwa, ahwegwa (ahwi egwa, ahwegwa)

Friday, March 25th, 2011
English entry: elk  
Cherokee: ᎠᏫᎡᏆ ahwi egwa, ahwegwa  
Stem: ahwi egwa, ahwegwa (n)  

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ᎠᏫᎡᏆ ᎠᏩᎵᏍᏆᎶᏍᏔᏅ.

Ahwegwa awalsgwalostanv. An elk headbutted me.

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ᎠᏫᎡᏆ ᏙᎩᏯᎸ ᎧᎶᏩᏙᎢ.

Ahwi’egwa dogihyalv kalowado’i. We hunted elk in Colorado.

ahwi jukanvsdahli (ahwi jukanvsdahli)

Friday, March 25th, 2011
English entry: buck  
Cherokee: ahwi jukanvsdahli  
Stem: ahwi jukanvsdahli ()  

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ᎢᎬᏱ ᎦᏃᎭᎵᏓᏍᏗ ᎠᏫ ᏧᎦᏅᏍᏓᏟ ᎠᏂᏲᎯᎰ.

igvyi ganohalidasdi ahwi jukanvsdahli aniyohiho. On the first hunt they shot a buck.

ahwi unodena (ahwi unodena)

Friday, March 25th, 2011
English entry: sheep, lit. woolly deer  
Cherokee: ahwi unodena  
Stem: ahwi unodena (n)  

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ᎠᏫ ᎤᏃᏕᎾ ᎠᎩᎧᏁᎸ ᏗᎦᎶᎩᏍᎩ.

ahwi unodena agikanelv digalogisgi. The farmer gave me a sheep.

ᎠᏫ ahwi,ahawi (ahwi,ahawi)

Friday, March 25th, 2011
English entry: deer  
Cherokee: ᎠᏫ ahwi,ahawi  
Stem: ahwi,ahawi (n)  

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ᎠᏫ ᎠᏯᏄᎵ ᎠᏟᏙᎯ.

Ahwi ayanuli atlidohi. The deer is a fast runner.