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Recently, one of my circle asked me to share this as an example of what we study.
They felt it would be helpful to more than just our little group.
I hope their confidence is not misplaced and so I share it here.
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Cherokee word Study
Cherokee word: ᎤᎬᏫᏳᎯ
"he is Chief"
3rd person-- "He is chief" = U-Gv-Wi-yu-hi (present
Synonyms in English:
Aristocrat, Baron, bishop, captain, commandant, commander, count,
dad, don, duke, earl, governor, king, leader, liege, lord, magnate,
master, marquis, monarch, nobility, noble, nobleman, noblewoman,
overlord, parliamentarian, patrician, peer, potentate, president,
prime minister, prince, royalty, ruler, seigneur, sovereign,
superior, viscount, "man upstairs", the "old man"
Antonyms in English:
Commoner, follower, inferior, servant
How to use it-- add the proper prefix-- the phonetic is provided-- just write in the Cherokee Syllable in the space provided:
I am chief (speaking of yourself) a-gv-wi-yu-hi ___ᎬᏫᏳᎯ
You are chief (speaking directly to someone who is chief)
S/he/it is chief (talking about someone else who is chief)
The 2 of us are chiefs (talking about one's self and another you
are talking with/to)
you 2 are chiefs-- (talking to 2 people but not including myself)
we are chiefs -- (including myself in a group) o-gi-n-gv-wi-yu-hi
PLURALS-- more than 2 people--
[we, myself others, and including you to whom i am directly
speaking] i-g- gv-wi-yu-hi
PLURALS-- more than 2 people--- [we me and others but NOT
including you to whom I am speaking] o-g-gv-wi-yu-hi
PLURALS--more than 2 people--[y'all]
PLURALS--more than 2 people--[they, but not me] u-n-gv-wi-yu-hi
(answer for this one)
SUFFIXES that can be used on the root “ᎬᏫᏳ” /
use the Cherokee to complete these--- in the space provided ---
remote past tense suffix
rewrite the following Sentences using Cherokee and the root “ᎬᏫᏳ”
I am the president!
You are king!
She is the prime minister.
He was the chief.
The 2 of us (including me) are chiefs.
You two are governors.
we all are nobility.
we all (not including you) are chiefs.
You all are chiefs.
They are all chiefs.
He used to be chief.
I used to be chief.
MORE WORDS in ENGLISH that you can use the Cherokee root
“-gv-wi-yu-” in place of---
A FEW SOMEWHAT RELATED TERMS:
Especially, essentially, largely, mostly, predominantly,
principally, mainly, primarily, above all, in general, in the first
place, in the main, on the whole, overall, usually
other terms often requested:
SUGGESTION: replace your English words with this one whenever you can-- take for instance, a newspaper and look for English words that you can now translate into this Cherokee word ___ᎬᏫᏳ___
cut some of these out and/or write these examples in your notebook.
ᏦᎭᎾ ᏣᏑᏰᏓ ᎻᎩᏍ ᏫᏍ