March 5, 2002

Cherokee language lesson: Stir It

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Keywords: cherokee language lesson Cherokee language learn cherokee CHEROKEE LANGUAGE Cherokee Language Lessons how to say stir it 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 “Stir It”and other related phrases.You will receive many lessons that will revolve around verbs that you can do with coffee. This does not mean that you can not exchange other words such as water or any other beverage.

Make you cards and when you get enough you can create your own lessons using the card and a cup of coffee.

The audio file contains the singular command from me to you and simple sentence, which is in the conversational Cherokee.

We will focus on this verb form because this is how you would talk when you are first learning to speak. As we get further into our lessons then we will incorporate other forms of the words.

Stir It (liquid)

Hi-di-n(e)-tsu-gv-li

You all and me stir it

Hi-tsi-n(e)-tsu-gv-li
You all stir it

Hi-n(e)-tsu-gv-li

You stir it

Tsi-n(e)-tsu-gv-li

Let me stir it

Hi-ni-n(e)-tsu-gv-li

You and I stir it

Do not pronounce the (e) it is silent but it is used so you will be able to write in syllabary.

Stir the coffee.

Ko-w hi-n-tsu-gv-li
Stir It.wav

About the Author:


Bo Taylor serves as Archivist for the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. He is an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian. Mr. Taylor has a Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology with a minor in Cherokee Studies from Western Carolina University. He can read and write in the Cherokee language. Mr. Taylor gives lectures on the history of the Cherokee Indian, performs traditional Cherokee dances, and dances at Native American Pow-wows.

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