How does ᎬᎵᎡᎵᎦ compare against ᎤᎵᎮᎵᏍᏗ?
ᎬᎵᎡᎵᎦ? Odd spelling, but ohkay.
A Cherokee I spoke to many years ago had given me one, gvyalihelijea (with the benefactive suffix), something along the line of "I am grateful/thankful/happy for you".
that ᎤᎵᎮᎵᏍᏗ (he will be happy / thankful) is future form of ᎠᎵᎮᎵᎦ (he is happy / thankful) and that your ᎬᎵᎡᎵᎦ gvlieliga matches pretty close to ᎦᎵᎡᎵᎦ (I am happy / thankful).
Think of aliheliga as the same as ega (he is going), if it is in the future tense, then it would be egesdi, so therefore aliheliga in the future would be aliheligesdi (He will be happy/thankful). Since the pronoun in ulihelisdi changes from "a" to "u", therefore it can only be either past tense (preterite) or infinitive (such as to in "to eat"). ulihelisdi pretty much translates to either "He is able to be thankful", or "For him to be thankful".
I've seen ulihelisdi used as a generic form of welcome/happy/merry, not necessarily aimed at a specific subject. Such as in Merry Christmas (ulihelisdi danisdayohihv) or Happy New Year (Ulihelisdi ije deti). Which leaves Welcome (ulihelisdi -- For one to be thankful).
In words such as ulihelisdi, the pronoun "u" (or "a", "ga", "g", or "ka") when used with the infinitive means something like "For one to". An Exit (unvgoisdi -- For one to exit), an Entrance (uyvsdi -- For one to enter).
Look at the word gvhdi (For one to use) in the sentence, "How do you say 'Hello' in Cherokee?"
gado adisgo "hello" gvhdi tsalagi?
The word gvhdi has no specific subject, also there is no "you" used in this sentence at all.
Basically the sentence translates to "What does one say "hello" [while] one uses Cherokee?".
(I have been tinkering around with Flashqard trying to create some flashcards for teaching more about the pronouns, other prefixes and suffixes. Unfortunately, I just haven't had much time, so far I've got most of the Set A pronouns and that's it...)
ᎪᎯ according to the dictionary means "a while ago"
ᎪᎯ ᏴᎢ means "later, after a while"
Heh, we've had this discussion before, .
I'm with ᏩᏯᏩᏯ on this, I think it's several words. As for what those words are exactly, good question.
If osda is shortened, like words in Cherokee are becoming now days, could be Osd (therefore, you may not hear the 'd' at the end of it in rapid speech).
I'm with ᏩᏯᏩᏯ on goiga, though for me it would be would be ko iga (short form of kohi, and iga).
That leaves gehesdv. Though, both os + gehesdv could just as easily be "osda hesdv" (Many people I have repeat Cherokee words often times hear a "g" sound when there's a "t/d" sound). Also, if that is the case, then the words could just as easily be "osd ehesdv" or "osda ehesdv" (considering sometimes the final vowel can be spoken so rapidly that it's almost inaudible).
Anyway, the best guess I can come up with (for what I know) is "Osda hehesdi ko iga" (Good you will be today). Basically "You will be well today". However, the only odd part is that it would be better with the future imperative suffix, which then would be something like "Osda hehv ko iga" (The only reason I'm saying that would make more sense is because of Donadagohv "we will see each other again", else wise we would be saying "Donadagohtisgesdi" instead).
Anyway, I stayed up way too late and need to get to sleep...So that's my thoughts for the moment...
ᏩᏯᏩᏯ, if you are having trouble reading the texts, have you tried using CTRL + Mouse wheel? That's how I enlarge text on Chrome.