Categories: grammar

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.

A list of glottal stop stems in the Cherokee English Dictionary (CED)

2020-04-13 Cherokee English Dictionary  15 minute read

    [u¹wa²ku²³le³²ga] {ɂ} (vi) “he’s belching, burping”

    • ᎠᎩᎫᎴᎦ

    • ᎤᏩᎫᎴᏨᎢ

    • ᎤᏩᎫᎴᎪᎢ

    • ᏣᎫᎴᎩ


Cherokee Reference Grammar

2020-04-05 Michael Conrad  3 minute read

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The Cherokees have the oldest and best-known Native American writing system in the United States. Invented by Sequoyah and made public in 1821, it was rapidly adopted, leading to nineteenth-century Cherokee literacy rates as high as 90 percent. This writing system, the Cherokee syllabary, is fully explained and used throughout this volume, the first and only complete published grammar of the Cherokee language.

Cherokee Language Grammar - Cherokee Messenger - 1844-1846

2020-04-04 Michael Conrad  107 minute read

Cherokee Language Grammar

Please take note:

  • The following is from the Brief Specimens of Cherokee Grammatical Forms as printed in the The Cherokee Messenger (ᏣᎳᎩ ᎠᏥᏅᏏᏛ) in the years 1844 to 1846.

  • The original text used ’ds’ for the soft ’ts’ sound. These have been replaced with ’ts’ to be consistent with the entirety of the dictionary. Additionally “qu” has been replaced with “kw” to be consistent with the usage of “gw” in the rest of the text.

  • The following description of Cherokee grammar is for 1840’s Cherokee and not today’s Cherokee. While most differences between the two are minor, there are differences. The material is very useful when working with the Cherokee New Testament, the Cherokee translation of Genesis, the Cherokee translation of Pilgrim’s Progress, and so forth.

  • The English text is also from the 1840’s and has not been “modernized”. It is important to understand that “thee” and “thou” are used to indicate “you one” and that “ye” and “you” are used to indicate “you two or more”.

  • Some re-arrangment of text, tables, and minor changes of wording have happened to facilitate e-book creation.