Archive for the mammals Category

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)  

Syllabary Phonetics English

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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.

ᏓᏆ dagwa (dagwa)

Friday, March 25th, 2011
English entry: mythical fish, whale  
Cherokee: ᏓᏆ dagwa  
Stem: dagwa (n)  

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ᏓᏆ ᎠᎺᏉᎢ ᎡᎰᎢ.

Dagwa amegwo’i eho’i. A whale lives in the ocean.

di’li jujayosdi (di’li jujayosdi)

Friday, March 25th, 2011
English entry: porcupine  
Cherokee: di’li jujayosdi  
Stem: di’li jujayosdi ()  

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ᏗᎵ ᏧᏣᏲᏍᏗ ᎦᎾᏰᎩ ᏳᎿᎸᎭ.

Di’li jujayosdi ganyegi yuhnalvha. A porcupine is dangerous when it’s mad.

ᏗᎵ dili (dili)

Friday, March 25th, 2011
English entry: skunk  
Cherokee: ᏗᎵ dili  
Stem: dili (n)  

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ᏗᎵᏍ ᎦᏩᏒᎬ ᏣᎵᏒᏍᏔᏅ.

Dilis gawsvga jalsvstanv. Have you sniffed skunk smell?

ᏙᏯ doya (doya)

Friday, March 25th, 2011
English entry: Beaver  
Cherokee: ᏙᏯ doya  
Stem: doya (n)  

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ᎠᎹᏯ ᎾᎥ ᏓᏏᏛ ᏙᏯ ᎤᏂᏍᎪᎩᏍᏗ.

Amaya na’v dasitv doya unisgogisdi. By the water ther are trees laying on the ground for beavers to gnaw.

ᎩᏟ gihli (gihli)

Friday, March 25th, 2011
English entry: dog  
Cherokee: ᎩᏟ gihli  
Stem: gihli (n)  

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ᎩᏟ ᎫᎫ ᎤᏍᏓᎥ.

Gihli gugu usda’v. The dog had a tick on him.