This type of derivations or "ethymological creations" are in my opinion nonsense. I was for some time a member of a yahoo group which favored this type of, to put it most innocently, play on words, calling it anagramatizing. And this is a very much disputed subjects, where the main idea is asserted that anagramatizing has no valid scientically supports. I don't want to go into details since I don't know the subject well. But there are groups on yahoo where you can get more info (such as bcn [the group favouring this type of language originating] and the turkology group which has a more scientific attitude.
Shortly my comments on the words you gave are as follows:
"The Cherokee term for themselves was "ani yun wiya" meaning "the principal people". The Ottoman term for "the
principal people" was - and still is in modern Turkish, "ana yogun" - pronounced identically since the Turkish "g' is
Ottoman and Turkish are very different,
"ana yogun" has no meaning for me. "principle people" I would translate into Turkish as "ana halk".
The old name for Kentucky was "Kan Tuck," meaning "dark and bloody ground" in the local "Indian" dialect. "Kan
tok" is Turkish for "full of blood."
"Kan dolu" is the Turkish equivalent.
The top tribal administrator for the Creek Indian was called a "mico." A "mico" held the same position on a sixteenth-
century Ottoman galley."
Mico is no administrator. My dictionary says "cabin boy, young deck-hand"
It is well documented that the late nineteenth-century Melungeons of east Tennessee and southwest Virginia called a
watch a "satz," variously spelled as "sotz." (see John Rice Irwin's Alex Stewart: Portrait of a Pioneer, 1985). The
Turkish word for a timepiece of any kind is a "saat"
"saat" means "watch/clock" or "hour" or "at 12 o'clock"
The Turkish word for "Huge noise" is "Ne yaygara" - yea, pronounced identically to "Niagara."
Now this is nonsense. "Ne yaygara" I would translate really as "what a nonsense". Huge noise is "gürültü".
Are this ideas pure nonsense or can be taken into consideration as reliable?
I would be greatful for any information concerning abovementioned theories.
So, all the meanings I have given used in today's modern Turkish or Turkey Turkish.
They may be true, but I doubt it very much.
To be sure check out the groups I mentioned.
Wishing you success in your article.