Nouns In Cherokee - Dudodvi

Simple Cherokee Nouns

(Most plants, animals, and inanimate items)

Note: These nouns may not have a plural form nor use bound pronouns. (See: Active/Passive Nouns)

ᏪᏌ - wesa a cat

ᎦᎵᏦᏕ/ᏗᎦᎵᏦᏕ - galtsode/digaltsode a house/houses

ᏓᏆᎴᎷ - dagwalelu a car

ᎠᏥᎾ/ᎠᏂᏥᎾ atsina/anitsina a cedar tree/cedar trees

ᏎᎷ - selu corn

ᎦᏚᎲ/ᏗᎦᏚᎲ - gaduhv/digaduhv town/towns

ᏩᏯ/ᎠᏂᏩᏯ wahya/aniwahya wolf/wolves (Wolf Clan)

ᎠᎵᏰᏑᎶ/ᏗᎵᏰᏑᎶ - aliyesulo/diliyesulo glove/gloves

ᏍᏚᎢᏍᏗ/ᏗᏍᏚᎢᏍᏗ - sduisdi/disduisdi key/keys

ᎤᏣᏬᏗ/ᏧᏣᏬᏗ - utsawodi/tsutsawodi moccasin/moccasins

ᎦᏓ/ᏗᎦᏙᎯ - gada/digadohi land/lands

Formed Cherokee Nouns

ᏗᏓᏥᎶᏍᏗᏍᎩ - didatsilosdisgi a camera

ᎠᏴᏣᏗᏍᏗᏍᎩ - ayvtsadisdisgi a refrigerator

ᎦᏃᎯᏍᎩ - gawonisgi a speaker

ᎦᏬᏂᎯᏍᎩ - gawonihisgi a language

ᎪᏪᎵᏍᎩ/ᏗᎪᏪᎵᏍᎩ - digohwelisgi a secretary


Practice Sentences

1. Ꮎ ᏪᏌ ᎠᏆᏤᎵ. Na wesa agwatseli.
The/that cat is mine.

2. ᏗᎦᎵᏦᏕ ᏧᏔᏂ! digaltsode tsutani!
Those houses are too big!

3. ᏧᏬᏚᎯ ᎠᏂᏥᎾ ᎠᏎᏃ Ꮎ ᎠᏥᎾ ᎤᏍᏗ. tsuwoduhi anitsina aseno na atsina usdi.
The cedars are beautiful but that one [cedar] is small.

4. ᎯᎠᏍᎪ ᏗᎵᏰᏑᎶ ᎣᏍᏓ ᏣᏰᎸ? Hiasgo diliyesulo osd tsayelv?
Do you like these gloves?

5. Ꮎ ᎠᏔ ᎨᏍᏗ ᏗᎪᏪᎵᏍᎩ ᏱᎩ. Na ata gesdi digowelisgi yigi.
That teenage girl is not a secretary.


Vocabulary

ᎠᏆᏤᎢ - agw-atseli mine, me-belongs

ᎤᏔᏂ utani too big

ᎠᏔ ata she is a teenage girl

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