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”.
The special prefix “nị-” is used quite often in Cherokee for various meanings.
The Basic pronunciation rules for “nị-” are as follows:
See also “Able to if” and “Not able to if”.
To refer to someone’s or something’s ability to do something use one of the following combined prefixes on the infinitive form. These prefixes are a combination of “ga-” and an appropriate “Set B” bound pronoun.
See also “Able to…” and “Not able to…”.
For conditional ability, take the Immediate Tense stem and add the prefix “Ᏼ-”