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February 16, 2002

Cherokee language lesson: terms associated with Halloween

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Keywords: cherokee language lesson Cherokee language learn cherokee CHEROKEE LANGUAGE Cherokee Language Lessons how to say halloween in Cherokee I’m not scared mask are you scared it is scary witch spirit 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 HALLOWEEN.Halloween.wav

Halloween:

Da-na-gv-du-li-s-ge-s-di

Translation- “When they wear masks”.

mask.wav

Mask

A-gv-du-lo

spirit.wav

Spirit or soul

A-da-nv-do

A-da-n-do

witch.wav

Witch

A-tsi-s-gi-li

Ts-gi-li

Note: The tsi and s-gi combine together and make a (ch) sound. Listen to the audio.

He/It is Scary.wav

He, she or it is scary.

U-s-ga-se-di

Are you scared.wav

Are you scared?

Hi-s-ga-i-ha-s-go

Hi-s-ga-i-ha-s-g

I am Not Scared.wav

I am not afraid.

A-yv ge-s-di + yi + tsi-s-ga-i-ha

Me not + yi + I am afraid.

Remember in our previous lessons the (yi) connects the negative to the statement phrase.

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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