Authors: michael conrad

Cherokee 1 on RSU TV

2020-03-30 Michael Conrad  1 minute read

Cherokee 1 - Spring 2020

Click Here for the Online Language Class

RSU Public TV in partnership with the Cherokee Nation is offering beginner classes teaching the Cherokee Language. These classes are taught by Cherokee Nation language instructor Wade Blevins along with first language speakers as guests throughout the course.

Also available in paperbook and eBook formats

Foxy Fagan, Cherokee-English, Book One

Copyright 2016, Michael Joyner

ISBN: 978-1-329-90130-8

Translator: Lawrence Panther

Artwork cleanup and lettering: Michael Joyner

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

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2020-03-26 Michael Conrad  1 minute read

☞ The Ꮒ- prefix can be combined with the special suffix -ᎥᎾ (-v⁴nạ) on past events to create a “without” meaning.

  • ᎤᏬᏂᏒᎢ. “He/she spoke.”

    • ᏄᏬᏂᏒᎾ. (Ꮒ + ᎤᏬᏂᏒᎢ + ᎥᎾ.)

      • “Without him speaking it.”

      • “He/she spoke without speaking Cherokee.”

Will do…

2020-03-26 Michael Conrad  3 minute read

If you take the Remote Past form and then add the special prefix “dạ-” and replace the “-vi” ending with “-ị” you create the Completive Future form. If the Present Tense form uses “Set A” pronouns, then use “Set A” pronouns and not “Set B” pronouns. ☞ This indicates much the same meaning as the English “will… ” forms that do not use “be… ing”.

Will be doing…

2020-03-26 Michael Conrad  1 minute read

If you take the Present Habitual form and replace the ending “-o³ɂi” with “-e³sdi” you end up with the Future Progressive form. This form indicates an action that will be ongoing at a certain point in the future. ⚠ The tone is important.

Note how this matches “ᎨᏐᎢ (gesoi) - often is being” and “ᎨᏎᏍᏗ (gesesdi) - will be being”.

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.