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What are some common Cherokee words and phrases?

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Some common words and phrases used in everyday greetings include "o si yo," which means "hello"; "wa do," which means "thank you"; and "tsi lu gi," which means "welcome." Cherokee has six vowels and 17 consonants, and the words are spelled in the language according to how they are pronounced.

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What are some common Cherokee words and phrases?
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Some other common words and phrases used in everyday greetings include "do hi tsu," which means "how are you"; "do hi quu," which means "I am well"; "o s da su na le i," which means "good morning"; "o s da su he he ye e," which means "good evening"; "o s da su no e," which means "good night"; "do na da' go hv i," which is used to say "goodbye" to one person; and "do' da da go' hv i," which is used to say "goodbye" to a group.

Some Cherokee words used for people include "a s ga ya," which means "man"; "i ge and i ge ya," both of which mean "woman"; "e do da," which means "father"; "e tsi," which means "mother"; "e do di," which means "grandfather"; "e li si," which means "grandmother"; "si-da-ni-lv," which means "family"; and "tsu-na-li," which means "friends." In addition, "tsu tsa" is used for a boy and "a ge yu tsa" is used for a girl.

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