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Serenity Prayer (In Cherokee)

   Sat, January 27, 2007 - 9:51 AM
God Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
u-ne-la-na-hi s-gv-si nv-wa-do-hi-ya-di o-s-da
a-yi-li-di ni-ga-di gv-gi-ne-tli-yv-s-di
ni-ge-s-sv-na ge-sv-I

The courage to change the things I can,
a-le u-tla-ni-gi-da a-quu-da-na-da-di-s-di
a-gi-ne-tli-yv-s-di na gv-gi-ne-tli-yv-s-di

and the wisdom to know the difference.
a-le a-ga-do-hv-ne-s-di a-quu-nv-da
yu-li-s-do-si d-u-da-le-hna-v-i


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Sat, January 27, 2007 - 10:23 AM
This is one of my favorite prayers. Where did you find the actual pronunciation for the language?

Sat, January 27, 2007 - 10:32 AM
Where to find this...
This is also one of my favorite prayers. I've just started taking Cherokee language classes that are offered by the Cherokee Nation web site, and found this on one of the study pages.

The web site is

Sat, January 27, 2007 - 11:21 AM
Thanks Sister this was what I needed to hear!
Sat, January 27, 2007 - 1:22 PM
Perfect timing
once again, dear one.

Many many blessings!
Sun, January 28, 2007 - 8:11 AM
Serenity Prayer,
Correct me please if I am wrong, Cherokee were the amongst the Native Indians of America in the long past isnt it.
Now Dear Dove please post the phonetic of this prayer so that I can pronounce the actual prayer. In India it is said if one does say a prayer and pronounces the words in the wrong manner, the effect of the prayer is harmful. So please post the phonetics, the original prayer in Cherokee language and its English translation along with transliteration,.
Would you do me this favour.
Sun, January 28, 2007 - 9:24 AM
English phonetics for the Lord's Prayer in Cherokee..
Yes Capt the Cherokee are among the original Native Americans and this is written in Cherokee phonetics. However the Cherokee writing of the phonetics into English are a bit different from what we accustom to seeing. I’ve only had four classes, but I will attempt to spell this out in a phonetic form that will better describe how to speak this prayer in Cherokee… If anyone who is more versed in the Cherokee language would like to add something, the input would be welcome:

God Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
oo-neh-lah-nah-hee / s-guh-see / nuh-wah-doh-hee-yah-dee / oh-s-dah /
ah-yee-lee-dee / nee-gah-dee / gah-gee-neh-tlee-yah-s-dee /
nee-geh-s-suh-nah / geh-suh-ee

The courage to change the things I can,
ah-leh / oo-tlah-nee-gee-dah / ah-quoo-dah-nah-dah-dee-s-dee /
ah-gee-neh-tlee-yuh-s-dee / nah / guh-gee-neh-tlee-yuh-s-dee /

and the wisdom to know the difference.
ah-leh / ah-gah-doh-huh-neh-s-dee /ah-quoo-nuh-dah /
yoo-lee-s-doh-see / d-oo-dah-leh-hnah-uh-ee

I hope this helps… Hugs,