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Osiyo nigada! (Hello, Everyone)

I'm part Tsalagi (Cherokee) and like to use the language every chance I get. I am taking tsalagi classes and have finally made it to tsalagi tali (Cherokee II). It's a very hard language to speak and remember because each word can mean so many different things, depending on the situation, surroundings, etc. It's a picture language and it isn't a lost language because we have hundreds sign up to take it each semester!! Contrary to common belief, ...
Osiyo nigada! (Hello, Everyone)

I'm part Tsalagi (Cherokee) and like to use the language every chance I get. I am taking tsalagi classes and have finally made it to tsalagi tali (Cherokee II). It's a very hard language to speak and remember because each word can mean so many different things, depending on the situation, surroundings, etc. It's a picture language and it isn't a lost language because we have hundreds sign up to take it each semester!! Contrary to common belief, there are no Cherokee names for our English ones. You have a Cherokee name and an English name. As of yet, I only have an English name. :(

My regalia outfit (they're not called costumes since a costume is not sacred and can be worn by anyone) is handmade, and once someone invites me to participate in a powwow, etc., I can make the shawl. All regalia is made by the owner. It is also an insult to touch the person's regalia unless you are given permission since regalia is an expression of spirit and is prayed over and blessed. It also is expensive to make and takes so long to make it. ( I, personally, have never seen anyone denied if asked to touch. I have never told anyone no.)

I am a kindred spirit with the waya (wolf). I have "adopted" two, one , "Raven", was killed by a man who said he thought she was a coyote, the other one, "Lakota", is a white Gray Wolf. She is in the forest near the Nez Perce area. One day I hope to own one of my own.

There is no tsalagi word for welcome (everyone should always be welcome in your presence)--we say gvdanilvgi (I am accepting you). The same for goodbye (we will all be together at some point in the future)--we say donadagohvi (till we meet again) or talenaeh (until next time). For me, the most special part of the language is that NO curse words exist and never did.

Enough--I could go on forever. :) I leave you with
dohiyi ale alihelitsedasdi (Peace and happiness).

talenaeh,

Vicki
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Originally from Kentucky, I miss the mountains and the good, down-to-earth people.
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I love to sing. Had a musical family and have sung all my life. Favs are Gospel, country, oldies, Adele.... geeze, I love it all!! Learning the Cherokee language is a dream coming true. My family is the most important thing to me on earth after Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior.

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CORKYTHEMOM1
4/6/2014 7:47:26 PM

emoticon Vicki!! Life is about choices! We become the choices we make. Every choice impacts our progress. We CAN take daily action based on the choices that's consistent with better lifestyle changes! The results of our choices WILL fulfill our lives in a positive way! Letís commi to making daily healthy CHOICES!!

emoticon C = Create a new normal that will get you to your desired results!
emoticon H = Have a sense of constant belief in yourself and abilities!
emoticon O = Open to new ideas and experiences by taking charge of your life!
emoticon I = Implement an action plan for each goal from start to finish!
emoticon C = Change self-defeating habits into never-ending self-improvements!
emoticon E = Embrace goals by utilizing positive thoughts, decisions and actions!
emoticon S = Set yourself up for success and inspire those around you to do the same!


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DEERLADY45
4/4/2014 7:00:47 AM

hey lakota Lady! Thanks for the friend feed and it is nice to hear from you! Hope all is ok with you! i see your having back problems, i too have problems with my lower back and other problems! ( Arthritis) Blessings to yu my friend! we will have to keep in touch! HUGS, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon BONZ



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3/30/2014 6:34:07 AM

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Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, emoticon
a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, emoticon
all of which have the potential to turn a life around. emoticon

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CORKYTHEMOM1
3/9/2014 9:05:50 PM

emoticon Vicki! Our JOURNEY is about self-improvements! Letís welcome each day to make it meaningful! Get motivated! Set daily goals! Develop plans! Take effective action! Break old habits! Compete against self! Make progress! See results! Letís get so healthy that when others look at us, they want to be healthy, too! Have fun! Be happy! Live life! TOGETHER, letís JOURNEY and fulfill the benefits of healthy living!


emoticon J = Journey from turning each goal into extraordinary results!
emoticon O = Open to new ideas by replacing bad habits with healthy choices!
emoticon U = Utilize positive thoughts, decisions and actions in all that you do!
emoticon R = Reduce stress, eat healthy, drink water, exercise regularly and improve health!
emoticon N = Never give up on yourself towards a healthier and happier you!
emoticon E = Enjoy your journey of self-discovery and personal growth!
emoticon Y = You will achieve a sustainable, long-term and effective lifestyle!


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AWAHILI
3/8/2014 12:10:06 AM

Thinking of You My Dear and hope that life is treating You good.. things here are great as can be..w e had a nice day with weather in the 40s.. wow! after windchills of - for so long it was so nice..

I miss You!! hugs tight.. be well and smile!

lots of love



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