Authors: michael conrad

Where… ᎠᏂ, ᎠᎭᏂ, ᎾᎿ, ᎤᎿ, ᎠᎨ

2020-03-26 Michael Conrad  1 minute read

The words ᎠᎭᏂ (here), ᎾᎿ (that place there), ᎤᎿ (there), and ᎠᎨ (over there) can also be used to indicate location like the English “where he”, “where she”, and “where they” when the location of “where” is being referred to in a non-questioning way.

Was doing…

2020-03-26 Michael Conrad  1 minute read

If you take the Present Habitual form and replace the ending “-o³ɂi” with “-v³ɂi” or “-e³ɂi” you create the Past Progressive form. This form indicates an action that was ongoing at a certain point in the past.

Note how this matches “ᎨᏐᎢ (gesoi) - often is being”, “ᎨᏒᎢ (gesvi) - was being”, and “ᎨᏎᎢ (gesei) - was reportedly being”.

Used to…

2020-03-26 Michael Conrad  1 minute read

Cherokee does not have a word construct that directly translates as “used to do”. If you want to indicate that someone or something used to do something, and does not currently do it, you create the agentive form and add the Cherokee for “was”.

To… For… (Applicative) (Dative)

2020-03-26 Michael Conrad  2 minute read

To indicate that something is being done to someone else or being done for someone else, you take the past tense form and add one of the following special “doing for” endings.

You should only use pronouns that indicate animate to animate relationships when using this ending.

Something already referenced…

2020-03-26 Michael Conrad  3 minute read

The prefix Ꮵ- is used to refer to either a known and experienced point in time, or when referring back to something specific that was previously mentioned. This prefix works very much the same way “the time that”, “the one who”, “the place where”, “the thing that”, and so forth are used in English when they are not being used to ask a question.

Since…

2020-03-26 Michael Conrad  1 minute read

Ꭶ- is used to indicate a period of time has occurred (or will have occurred) since the start of an event.

This prefix goes just before the bound pronoun, after Ꮥ/Ꮧ.

Add the prefix Ꭶ-, being careful about the pronunciation rules.

Should… , Would…

2020-03-26 Michael Conrad  2 minute read

This form may be used as a conditional future tense of the Indicative Mood (would), or as a mild expression of the Imperative Mood (should).

Take the past tense form and add “-ᎥᎭ”. Uses “Set A” or “Set B” as parent verb.

Repeatedly (Repetitive) (Frequentative)

2020-03-26 Michael Conrad  1 minute read

To indicate that something is being done “over and over” you take the past tense form and add one of the following special endings. These endings are only for “over and over”, not “again”.