Learn the Cherokee Language


If you don't see ᏣᎳᎩ (tsa-la-gi), please download and install this font.



Try typing in the words you are looking for in English or phonetics. I.e. dog / gili.



Be sure to check out the Flash Cards that are interspersed throughout the website!


ᎤᏚᎵᎭ uduli - S/he wants it.
ᏅᏬᏘ ᎠᏆᏚᎵᎭ ᏥᏍᎪᎵ ᎠᏇᎯᏍᏓᏁ. - I want some medicine for my headache.

More Sentences...



The reportative ending on Cherokee verbs works like the past tense ending "v'i" and is often used in stories. It is a past tense form that carries the idea of "this is what I was told" or "this is what I heard". The ᎡᎢ "e'i" syllables are used in this suffix. In colloquial speech the final 'i' is usually dropped.

Examples:
ᎤᏴᏣ ᎨᏎᎢ (uyvtsa gese'i) "it was cold, I was told."
ᎤᏬᏂᏎᎢ (uwonise'i) "s/he spoke, so I heard."
More Tips...








Click Here

to see Previous Front Pages


Rabbit - ᎡᎵᏊ ᏣᏫᏒᏅ ᎾᎥ ᏱᎦᏁᎳ ᏥᏍᏚ, ᎠᏎᏃ ᏌᎷᏱ ᎤᏂᎸᏆᏔ. Turkey - ᎡᏆ ᏥᏍᏆ ᎬᎾ. ᏧᎸᏌᏓ ᎦᏂᏓᏛ ᏧᎩᏓᎵ. ᎣᏍᏓ ᎦᏰᏍᏗ.

:: This website is best viewed in ::