Forming A Question In Cherokee

Using Question Words

ᎦᏙ ᏳᏍᏗ ᎯᎠ? (ga)do yusdi hia? What is this?

ᎧᎪ ᎢᏳᏍᏗ ᎠᏍᎦᏯ? kago iyusdi asgaya? Who is this man?

"dog" Ꮩ ᎠᏗᏘ? "dog" do adti? How do you say "dog"?

ᎧᎩᏳᏍᏗ ᎦᏬᏂᎭ? kagiyusdi gawoniha? Who is it speaking?

ᎲᎦᎢᎦ ᏣᏚᎵᎭ? hvgaiga tsaduliha? How much do you want?

ᎦᏙ ᎢᏳᏍᏗ ᎤᏚᎵᎭ? do iyusdi uduliha? Which does he want?

ᎦᏨ ᏫᎦᏘ? gatsv hwigti? Where are you going? (E)

ᎭᏢ ᏫᎦᏘ? hadlv hwigti? Where are you going? (W)

ᎦᏨ ᎮᎯ? gatsv hehi? Where do you live? (W)

ᎭᏢ ᎮᎯ? hadlv hehi? Where do you live? (E)


Using Question Suffixes

ᏣᎳᎩᏍᎪ Tsalagisgo hiwoniha?
Do you speak Cherokee?

ᎯᎠ? Hias?
Is this it? This one?

ᎣᏏᏉ? Osigwotsu?
How are you?

ᎩᎵᏍᎪ ᎯᎠ? Gilisgo hia?
Is this a dog?

ᏩᎦ ᎭᏫᏯ ᎯᎠ? Wagas hawiya hia?
Is this beef?

ᏍᏓᎤᎵᎭᏍᎪ ᎦᏚ? Sdadulihasgo gadu?
Do you two want bread?

ᎯᎠᏍᎪ ᎦᏍᎩᎶ? Hiasgo gasgilo?
Is this a chair?

ᎣᏏᏍᎪ ᏂᏥᏫ? Osisgo nitsiwi?
Did I say it right?

ᎤᏁᎬ? Unegvge?
Is it white?

ᎪᎵᎦ ᏣᎳᎩ? Golgas tsalagi?
Does he understand Cherokee?


Vocabulary
ᎠᏍᎦᏯ - asgaya - a man
ᎯᎠ - hia - this
ᏩᎦ ᎭᏫᏯ - waga hawiya - beef
ᎤᏚᎵᎭ - uduliha - s/he wants it
ᏣᏚᎵᎭ - tsaduliha - you (singular) want it
ᎦᏚ - gadu - bread
ᎦᏍᎩᎶ - gasgilo - a chair
ᏫᎦᏘ - hwigti - you (singular) are going (away from speaker)
ᎮᎯ - hehi - you (singular) live
ᎣᏏ - osi - good, right


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