Vocabulary

ᎩᎵ – a dog
ᎤᎵᏢᏍᏔᏅᏱ – TBA
ᎢᎦᏓ – some
ᎠᏂᏴᏫ – people ( yvwi – person)
ᎤᎦᎾᏮ – south (in the) (ᏧᎦᎾᏮᎢ)
ᎢᏗᏟ - towards (also ᏗᏜ, ᎢᏗᏜ, (NC ᎢᏣ)
ᎠᏁᎯ - they lived, they resided (there)
ᎤᏂᎮ – they had something solid, so it was said.
ᏎᎷ – corn
ᎠᏍᏙᏍᏗ – to mill, to grind, to crush
ᎠᏍᏙᎠ – s/he is grinding it.
ᎠᎾᏍᏙᎠ – they are grinding it.
ᎾᎾᏃ - there, that
ᎠᏂᏍᏙᏍᎨ – they were grinding it, so it was said.
ᎢᏌ – meal
ᎠᏃᏢᏍᎨ - they made it (cf ᎪᏢᏍᎦ)
ᎠᎴ - and
ᎢᎸᏍᎩ - several
ᏌᎾᎴ - morning
ᎤᏂᎷᏥᎸᎢ - they came/arrived
ᎤᏂᎩᏐᎸᎢ – they filled it
ᎤᏁᎵᏎᎢᎦᏓ – they noticed it
ᎠᎩᏓ ᎨᏒ - TBA
ᎾᎯᏳ - then (ᎾᎯᏳ ᎨᏒ – during)
ᎤᏒᎢ - night
ᎤᏂᎪᎵᏰᎢᏙᎴᎢ - they examined it, so it was said.
ᎦᏙ – ground, dirt ( ᎦᏙᎯ )
ᏚᎳᏏᏂᏙᎸᎢ – (tracks) [he-tracked]?
ᎤᎩᏨᏓᏃ – the next day
ᎤᎾᎦᏌᏴᏍᏔᏁᎢ – they watched it, so it was said. (compare: ᎤᎦᏎᏍᏗ he's watching it)
ᎤᏴᏢᏗᏜ – northern ( ᎤᏴᏢᎢ/ ᎤᏴᏣᎢ north, ᎤᏴᏢ/ ᎤᏴᏣ cold)
ᏥᏧᎶᏎᎢ - he-came-..., so it was said. (consider: ulutsv'i – he came; julutsv'i – he came at the time mentioned; tsijulutsv'i – that one, he came at the time mentioned.)
ᏧᎴᏅᎮᎢ - that one, he started it, so it is said.
ᎠᎩᏍᎬ - he was eating it. (progressive past)
ᎤᏅᏪᏓ – a bowl
ᎦᎸᎢ– full ?
ᎤᎾᎦᏌᏴᏍᏛᏃᎢ - they whipped him, so it is said.
ᏓᏳᎾᏁᎷᎩᏒ - TBA
ᎤᏂᎸᏂᎴᎢ - they beat him up (reportive) (cf ᎦᎸᏂᎭ)
ᎤᎵᏘᏎᏃᎢ - but he escaped, he ran away (reportive)(cf ᎠᎵᏘᎠ)
ᎤᏪᎷᎨᎢ - he was howling, so it is said.
ᏧᏪᏅᏒ – he went (home)
ᎤᏴᏝ - north
ᎢᏗᏜ - toward
ᎦᏄᎪᏍᎨᎢ - it left/exited, so it is said. (ganugoga – he is exiting)
ᎠᎰᎵ – his mouth
ᎠᎵᏟᏎᎢ – he ran away, so it is said.
ᎤᎵᏢᏍᏔᏅ - TBA
ᎦᏄᎪᏍᎬ – exited, left (behind)
ᎤᏁᎦ – white
ᎤᏅᎾᏁᎢ – a trail
ᎾᏊᏃ – and now (now – ᎾᏊ and – Ꮓ)
ᏥᏗᎪᏩᏘᏍᎪᎢ – we see, so it is said.
ᎤᏅᏛᎯ – milk (Ꭿ – place, location)
ᏫᎦᎶᎯᏍᏗ – way, doorway (Ꮻ - away from speaker)
ᎾᏍᎩ – that, that which
ᎠᏂᏣᎳᎩ – the Cherokees
ᏣᏃᏎᎰᎢ - that which they say to him.

ᎩᎵ ᎤᎵᏢᏍᏔᏅ


ᎢᎦᏓ ᎠᏂᏴᏫ ᎣᎦᎾᏮ ᎢᏗᏟ ᎠᏁᎯ ᎤᏂᎮ ᏎᎷ ᎠᏍᏙᏍᏗ. ᎾᎾᏃ ᎠᏂᏍᏙᏍᎨ ᏎᎷᎢᏌ ᎠᏃᏢᏍᎨ ᎠᎴ ᎢᎸᏍᎩ ᎤᎾᎴ ᎤᏂᎤᏥᏝ ᎤᏂᎩᏐᏝ ᏎᎷᎢᏌ ᎤᎴᎵᏎᎢᎦᏓ ᏎᎷᎢᏌ ᎠᎩᏓ ᎾᎯᏳ ᎤᏒᎢ. ᎤᏂᎪᎵᏰᎢᏙᎴᎢ ᎦᏙ ᎠᎴ ᎤᏂᏱᏩᏛᎮᎢ ᎩᎵ ᏚᎳᏏᏂᏙᎸᎢ, ᎤᎩᏨᏓᏃ ᎤᏒᎢ ᎤᎾᎦᏌᏴᏍᏔᏁᎢ, ᎠᎴ ᎾᎯᏳ ᎩᎵ ᎤᏴᏝᏗᏜ ᏥᏣᎷᏎᎢ, ᎠᎴ ᏧᎴᏅᎮᎢ ᎠᎩᏍᎬ ᏎᎷ ᎢᏌ ᎤᏅᏪᏓ ᎦᎸᎢ ᎤᎾᎦᏌᏴᏍᏛᏃᎢ ᏓᏳᎾᏁᎷᎩᏒ ᎠᎴ ᎤᏂᎸᏂᎴᎢ.
ᎤᎵᏘᏎᏃᎢ ᎤᏪᎷᎨᎢ ᏧᏪᏅᏒ ᎣᏴᏢ ᎢᏗᏜ, ᏎᎷ ᎢᏌ ᎦᏄᎪᏍᎨᎢ ᎠᎰᎵ ᎠᎵᏟᏎᎢ, ᎠᎴ ᎤᎵᏢᏍᏔᏅ ᏎᎷ ᎢᏌ ᎦᏄᎪᎬ ᎤᏁᎦ ᎤᏅᎾᏁᎢ ᎾᏊᏃ ᏥᏗᎪᏩᏘᏍᎪᎢ ᎤᏅᏛᎯ ᏫᎦᎶᎯᏍᏗ, ᎾᏍᎩ ᎠᏂᏣᎳᎩ ᎩᎵ ᎤᎵᏢᏍᏔᏅ ᏣᏃᏎᎰᎢ.


The Milky Way - Gili-ultsvstanv'yi

Some people in the south had a corn mill, in which they pounded the corn into meal, and several mornings when they came to fill it they noticed that some of the meal had been stolen during the night. They examined the ground and found the tracks of a dog, so the next night they watched, and when the dog came from the north and began to eat the meal out of the bowl they sprang out and whipped him. He ran off howling to his home in the north, with the meal dropping from his mouth as he ran, and leaving behind a white trail where now we see the Milky Way, which the Cherokee call to this day Gili-ultsvstanv'yi, "Where the dog ran."