Cherokee Language Lessons

Cherokee Language Lessons 1 - Audio Exercises

2022-06-25 Michael Conrad  3 minute read

Audio Lessons - About

These audio exercise sessions complement the book 'Cherokee Language Lessons 1', 3rd Edition, by Michael Conrad.

Each set of audio exercises should be completed before working through the corresponding chapters in the book. The audio will indicate when you should switch to the book exercises.

When repeating an audio exercise on the same day, you should wait about an hour between sessions.

Do not and try to cram multiple audio exercises into a single day, you will not retain the material. The ideal schedule is one exercise repeated at least twice per day. Do the session in the morning, then repeat the session in the evening. Others prefer morning, noon, and then evening.

Some people can cram two or more exercises per day without issue. You should wait an least an hour between such cram sessions.

By the time you complete the audio exercises, you should have little to no difficulty with reading the Cherokee in the chapter texts.

Cherokee Animal Names (IMS-Toucan TTS)

2022-06-25 Michael Conrad  1 minute read

Enough progress has been made on the Cherokee IMS-Toucan TTS project to start providing full sets of audio lesson material.

This audio is 100% computer generated audio. No humans were used in the making of these audio files.

Cherokee TTS Update 3 (IMS Toucan)

2022-06-25 Michael Conrad  4 minute read

I've continued working with using the IMS-Toucan to create a TTS for Cherokee. Much progress has been made and the system appears usable enough to go ahead and switch over to creating lesson audio. For those interested, I maintain a fork of the repo at Cherokee Language IMS-Toucan.

I've attached readings of The Wolf and the Crawdad, The Search Party, and The Turtle and the Rabbit from the book Cherokee Reference Grammar - Brad Montgomery-Anderson (2015) as well as readings of the Two Hunters story from the Cherokee English Dictionary.

Cherokee TTS Update #2 (IMS-Toucan)

2022-04-18 Michael Conrad  3 minute read

I've been working with using the IMS-Toucan to create a TTS for Cherokee. My previous attempts with the Tacotron model kept resulting in problematic models that had a tendency to "ramble" on with "mumblings" in a not entirely predictable fashion. I maintain a fork of the repo at Cherokee Language IMS-Toucan.

The results I've obtained from the IMS-Toucan FastSpeech2 model are much more reliable.

I've attached a copy of three different TTS voices reading the Two Hunters story from the C.E.D., pp354-355. Cherokee Dictionary

Cherokee Animal Names (TTS 1)

2021-05-29 Michael Conrad  2 minute read

Enough progress has been made on the Cherokee TTS project to provide a full set of audio only exercises.

This audio is 100% computer generated audio. No humans were used in the making of these audio files.