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SO... PLEASE COPY AND SHARE IT!The importance of learning the Cherokee Syllabary:
The majority of Cherokee Language documents are composed in the Cherokee Syllabary. In addition, if you wish to communicate with someone via written or electronic means the majority of Cherokee Speakers will be expecting you to use the Cherokee Syllabary. And contrary to popular belief, learning the Cherokee Syllabary is not that difficult, if the right technique is used.The importance in writing to learn the Cherokee Syllabary.
The best way to learn any writing system is by writing it. Not with flash cards. Now, don't get me wrong, flash cards can be very useful in learning to read the Cherokee Syllabary and is extremely important when learning Cherokee Language Vocabulary, but, you will not be very good at it, unless you learn to write it. The physical act of writing each Cherokee Syllabary Letter immediately after saying what letter you are going to write will dramatically reduce the amount of time it takes to learn the Cherokee Syllabary.
Dull repetition is not the answer.
With the need for the physical act of writing clearly stated for you to be able to properly learn the Cherokee Syllabary, simply starting out by writing 'Ꭰ', 'Ꭰ', 'Ꭰ, 'Ꭰ', 'Ꭱ', 'Ꭱ', 'Ꭱ' over and over will not work. Your brain and hand and arm will quickly become numb to the information you are trying to learn and you will encounter great difficulty going beyond 8 or so letters. Instead what we need to do is write the different letters out in such a pattern so that your brain does not quickly become numb to what we are trying to learn, giving us the ability to learn all 85 letters in very short order.
The results of my efforts are posted here for use by others in the hopes that others who are also having difficulty will instead experience ease of learning and the joy that the writing as well as reading the Cherokee Syllabary will bring.
Each exercise set plays for about 22-25 minutes. This should be short enough to allow even a busy individual to do at least one exercise per day. There also is nothing dictating that you limit yourself to only one exercise per day!
Download and print the instructions on how to write out each letter:
You will need to print out at least two blank sheets of lined paper for each session.
If you want a sheet that looks like the the instructions, download and print this file:
Each of the following audio sets are two sessions combined together and setup so that you can burn them to a CD-ROM as a single part 1 + part 2 lesson disk.
SET 1 (zipped): http://www.cherokeelessons.com/Super-Ch ... Disk01.zip
SET 2 (zipped): http://www.cherokeelessons.com/Super-Ch ... Disk02.zip
SET 3 (zipped): http://www.cherokeelessons.com/Super-Ch ... Disk03.zip
SET 4 (zipped): http://www.cherokeelessons.com/Super-Ch ... Disk04.zip
SET 5 (zipped): http://www.cherokeelessons.com/Super-Ch ... Disk05.zip
SET 6 (zipped): http://www.cherokeelessons.com/Super-Ch ... Disk06.zip
SET 7 (zipped): http://www.cherokeelessons.com/Super-Ch ... Disk07.zip
FULL SELF TEST (zipped): http://www.cherokeelessons.com/Super-Ch ... Disk08.zip