tso-i:-ne tsa-la-gi' go-we-lv:-i
by Richard Francis

In the last lesson we learned to count from six to ten and filled in the syllabary for these numbers. In this lesson we will see if the syllabary we filled in is correct and will move on to numbers eleven through fifteen. We will also introduce some more phrases and vocabulary words to help build a language base to work from. Make certain to fill in the syllabary for the new material below and be certain to review the old material..

Fill the blanks by referring to your syllabary.

6. six su - da - li

7. seven ga - li -quo: - gi

8. eight tsu - ne: - la

9. nine so - ne: -la

10. ten s - go - hi

11. eleven _________ sa - du - i

12. twelve ________ ta - li - du - i

13. thirteen _______ tso - ga - du - i

14. fourteen _______ ni - ga - du - i

15. fifteen ________ s - gi - da - du - i

A short dialog:

(1)First person (2)Second person

(1) Bill, O si yo______do hi tsu

(2) O s da______ ni-hi-na

(1) O s da dv

(2) Ho wa

A short dialog: (new dialog)

(1)First person (2) Second person

(1) Ga to de tsa' to a' ______________

(2) Bill da wa? to: a _______________

(1) Hi tsa-la-gi s ________________

(2) Tsi tsa-la-gi ________________

(1) Tsa-la-gi s hi-wo-ni ______________

(2) Tsa-la-gi ga-yo:tli tsi-wo-ni ____________

Vocabulary: (keyed to the dialog)

(1) Ga to de tsa' to a' ______(What is your name?)

(2) Bill da wa? to: a______(Bill, is my name)

(1) Hi tsa-la-gi s______(Are you Cherokee?)

(2) Tsi tsa-la-gi______(I am Cherokee)

(1) Tsa-la-gi s hi-wo-ni______(Do you speak Cherokee?)

(2) Tsa-la-gi ga-yo:tli tsi-wo-ni______(I speak a little Cherokee)


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