Apr 11, 2014
Tsali, meaning Charlie in the Cherokee language, is the most mispronounced word in the language. Majority (90%) of people that claim to be Cherokee on the Qualla Boundary say Sa-li. There is no such word pronounced this way. The T is not silent.
Apr 9, 2014
"Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct, for being you.
Never apologize for being correct, or for being years ahead of your time.
Feb 12, 2014
Gutiha It Is Snowing
Nogow sgwisda gutiha = Now it is snowing a lot.
Sgwisda untsi = A lot of snow on the ground.
Gohi sunale uwutodi uwalenvhv’i = This morning it began to snow
Sunale’i dagutanigwo = Tomorrow it will still snow.
Nov 26, 2013
If you go to a Cherokee person’s house, on any day, they will give you something to eat and drink. They might not even ask, might just set it in front of you. And you need to eat something, drink something. This is what the old people always told me. Even if you’re not hungry, eat something.