Vocabulary Words:

kago yusdi - who?
hayolada - I am fine
oginali'i - my friend, the two of us are friends
dudoa - s/he is called
vv - yes
yi-gawoniha - can s/he speak? (conditional form)
gvdi - use, with
wisdik'ti - you two are going there. See:-gat-
wosdik'ti - we two are going there
adananv'i - a store


Prefixes & Suffixes:

osdi- (two of us not including you)
du- (3rd per. sg.)
ga- (3rd per. sg.)
yi- (conditional verb prefix)
wi- (action away from speaker)
sdi- (you two)
-i (present tense for some action verbs.)


Note: The "o" attached to bound pronouns indicates that the person being spoken to is not included. Ie. ogiwoni - the two of us are speaking, not including you.

ᏔᎵ - 2 - Tali
ᎧᎪ ᏳᏍᏗ ᎯᎠ?

- ᎭᏲᎳᏓᏨ?
- ᎭᏲᎳᏓ. ᎢᎯᎾ?
- ᎭᏲᎳᏓ. ᎧᎪ ᏳᏍᏗ ᎯᎠ?
- ᎣᎩᎾᎵᎢ. ᎺᎵ ᏚᏙᎠ.
- ᏣᎳᎩᏍᎪ ᏱᎦᏬᏂᎭ?
- ᎥᎥ. ᏣᎳᎩ ᎬᏗ ᎣᏍᏗᏬᏂᎭ.
- ᎣᏍᏓ. ᎦᏨ ᏫᏍᏗᎦᏘ?
- ᎠᏓᎾᏅᎢ ᏬᏍᏗᎦᏘ.

Kago Yusdi Hia?

- Hayoldatsv?
- Hayolada. Ihina?
- Hayolada. Kago yusdi hia?
- Oginali'i. Meli dudoa.
- Tsalagisgo yigawoniga?
- Vv. Tsalagi gvdi osdiwoniha.
- Osd. Gatsv wisdik'ti?
- Adananv'i wosdik'ti.


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Answer The Questions

1) ᎦᏙ ᏚᏙᎠ ᎤᎾᎵᎢ?
Gado dudo'a unali'i? (unali'i - his friend)

2) ᏣᎳᎩᏍᎪ ᎬᏗ ᎠᏂᏬᏂᎭ?
Tsalagisgo gvdi aniwoniha?

3) ᎦᏨ ᏩᏂᎦᏘ??
Gatsv wanik'ti? (wanik'ti - they are going there)



Dialogue Two

Who's This?

- How are you?
- I'm good. And you?
- I'm good. Who is this?
- My friend. Her name is Mary.
- Can she speak Cherokee?
- Yes, We speak Cherokee.
- Good. Where are you going?
- We are going to the store.



Answers

1) ᎤᎾᎵᎢ ᎺᎵ ᏚᏙᎠ
unali'i Meli dudo'a.

2) ᎥᎥ, ᏣᎳᎩ ᎬᏗ ᎠᏂᏬᏂᎭ
Vv, tsalagi gvdi aniwoniha.

3) ᎠᏓᎾᏅᎢ ᏩᏂᎦᏘ.
Adananv'i wanik'ti.