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Below we keep track of important vocabulary items not yet incorporated into the lessons. Eventually it would be good to have an index of vocabulary stating which lesson introduces each word. This could go in the dictionary. This current system should probably be temporary but I had to create it just to start somewhere.

Consider: Upon adding tone/length and usage information for an item below (and anyone can do this at anytime), mark that item as ready to move to the dictionary. (You can even move it there if you format it consistently. Right now there is no standard format so we should just mark it as ready to move using boldface.)

Important Vocabulary edit

From Cherokee Narratives edit

sagwu iyuwakdi = one time

nidulsiníisv = every night

nigvwsdv = it seemed

vsgí dehv = that D-"have"-EXP (??) - "well that" - clarify meaning

ilv4sgi = a few

>ilvsgi winusv4hla = a few days later

> ilvsgi naniqv = a few of them

do ase [V] = really perhaps - used before verb (nulstane) in narrative - adverbial - used here to express belief (in the legitimacy of something heard)

dlv [Num] = about/approximately

>dlv ade = about probably

kilagwu iyvda = immediately (gloss: immediately-just length.of.time)

hle4ga = awhile

agw-os-el-v = he/me-say-DAT-EXP = he said to me / he told me

ayvhnó noógwu [V] (gloss: I-and then) = and then I ...

ak-sgásdaneh-v ú-lenvh-v (1B-get.scared-EXP 3B-start-EXP) = I started to get scared; note third person marking on "start" instead of first person i.e. "it started, that I got scared". I didn't start technically—the situation started that I got scared.

elisgini = although (cf. néélagiihnv)

kilo gajiyoligi = someone(s) I know

[V] [INF] ugv23wahli (CN 35) = to V in order that INF

Verbs Related to Speech, Talking, Etc. edit

gawóóniha (vi) = he's speaking (RRD: speak, talk)

kanééga (vi) = he's speaking/answering

àdiha (vt) = he's saying it

gòséha (vt) = he's saying to him

nigaweqa (vi?) = he's saying it; it's barking, meowing, whinnying, or cooing; RRD: say, utter

kanoohéha (vt) = he's telling it

(RRD only) ahlinohéhdiha = he's speaking to him

Simple Phrases edit

Gado hadvne (what are you doing?)
dagilawisdane (I am working)
tsayosihas (are you hungry?)
v v agiyosi (yes I am hungry)
tsadulis hawiya? do you want meat?
v v hawiya aquaduli yes meat I want
kawi tsadulis? Do you want coffee? (lit: coffee you want it?)
v v kawi aquaduli yes coffee I want it
ugodidas agasga ahnai?----alot it is raining there?
tla tlayagasga-- --no it is not raining
Okay Ho wa
Thank you Wa do
Yes vv ii
No Thla
I don't know Thla ya gwan ta