Cherokee Language Lessons

Cherokee Language Lessons 1 - Audio Exercises

2022-07-05 Michael Conrad  3 minute read

Audio Lessons - About

These audio exercise sessions complement the book 'Cherokee Language Lessons 1', 3rd Edition, by Michael Conrad. They are also usable with the 2nd edition.

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 doing them three times, morning, noon, and then evening.

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

Bound Pronouns App

2022-06-27 Michael Conrad  5 minute read

(App updated 2022-07-18)

Learn the bound pronouns of Cherokee.

This is a custom flashcard program to help with learning the bound pronouns of the Cherokee Language.

Includes neural network TTS speech generated by IMS-Toucan and Amazon for each of the conjugated challenges to help with learning pitch and cadence.

Headphones are strongly recommended.

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.