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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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I'm going to find myself again by:
1. Listening to my heart and my body
2. Sleeping more
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4. Letting go of the past
5. Remembering there's a future

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5. Say NO more often to chips and Mother!!

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Originally from Kentucky, I miss the mountains and the good, down-to-earth people.
Also miss my UK Basketball!
I miss my children!!

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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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emoticon Vicki! It's been a while. I've been thinking about you. How are you doing? How can we turn our goals into extraordinary results? Evaluate self-worth! Practice self-discipline! Accept responsibility! Cultivate optimism! Enhance self-motivation! We BELIEVE in each other! Let’s always be the SPARK that ignites the lives of one another! YES, We CAN DO It! TOGETHER, We WILL PURSUE Our Goals! DAILY, We ARE Making Results Happen! WOOHOO!! Have a beautiful and blessed day.


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5/5/2015 8:08:57 PM

The SUV is a Hyundai Sante Fe Sport we have a 2013 and the Hubby bought this 2015 for me so he could take the 2013 model we both love the brand and great gas mileage 29 HWY and 23 in town. Great value as well.


I have all the options available on the new one even a panoramic sun roof and a surround sound XM radio, blue tooth built in and leather interior.

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4/20/2015 8:08:35 AM

Thanks for the info my friend! You have an awesome week! its raining here a lot but needed badly so its a good thing! i said hello from you to the turkeys! Theya re so awesome this time of year... dancin in circles Hugs, BONZ

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