These pronouns are used to specify both the who and whom of actions and relationships.
The special prefix “nị-” is used quite often in Cherokee for various meanings.
The Basic pronunciation rules for “nị-” are as follows:
The following indicates the main meanings for some of the more common forms of “is” as found in the text.
The words ᎯᎠ (this/these) and ᎥᏍᎩᎾ (that/those) can also be used to indicate “he”, “him”, “she”, “her”, “they”, or “them” when context makes it clear that a human or animate being is being referred to:
To ask what time it is, you either ask “how much time has progressed” or “how many times the clock has struck in hours”.