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March 1, 2002

Cherokee language lesson: Give this basketball to your brother

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Keywords: cherokee language lesson Cherokee language learn cherokee CHEROKEE LANGUAGE Cherokee Language Lessons how to say give this basketball to your brother in Cherokee language study with emphasis on the Eastern dialect or the Giduwa dialect Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian

AUTHOR: Bo Tayolor

Cherokee language study with emphasis on the Eastern dialect or the Giduwa dialect. Includes sound recordings.

In this lesson you will learn about the Cherokee words for “give this basketball to your brother”and other related phrases.In each sentence I will try to give you a phrase or something that you can use every day.

Also, you will be able to see how sentence structure works. Once you get a good base to your vocabulary then you can add your own words to create your own sentences.

Give this basketball to your brother.

Hi-a ta-lu-tsa a-li-s-ga-lo-di di-s-ta-li-nv-tsi wi-v-si (Formal)

Hi-a ta-lu-ts a-l-s-ga-l-d di-s-ta-li-nv-tsi wi-v-si (Conversational)

Hi-a = This

ta-lu-tsa = Basket

a-li-s-ga-lo-di = ball

di-s-ta-li-nv-tsi = Your brother

wi-v-si = Give it to him. (lump form)

(hi-v-si is the verb for “give it to him and you will use it if the person is close, (w) is added to make (wi-v-si) because it implies that the action is to happen away from the speaker)

give bball to brother.wav

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