March 11, 2002

Cherokee language lesson: Walker bless the food and Creator, bless me


Keywords: cherokee language lesson Cherokee language learn cherokee CHEROKEE LANGUAGE Cherokee Language Lessons how to say Walker bless it Creator bless me 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 “Walker, bless it” and “Creator, bless me.”and other related phrases.

This is a word that I get a lot of request for and I need to give you a little background on the word. It literally means ‘to doctor’ but it can be used interchangeably as ‘bless it’.

Walker, bless the food.

E-do-hi, a-li-s-da-yv-di hi-nv-wa-ga (Formal)

E-do-hi, a-l-s-da-y-d hi-nv-wa-ga (Conversational)

E-do-hi = Walker

a-li-s-da-yv-di = food

hi-nv-wa-ga = You bless it

Here is another sentence that you will find useful.

Creator bless me.

U-ne-hla-nv-hi s-gi-nv-wa-ga (Formal)

U-ne-hla-nv s-gi-nv-wa-ga (Conversational)

U-ne-hla-nv-hi = Creator, God

s-gi-nv-wa-ga = you bless me

Bless it Bless me.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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