"I believed, and could not let go, that there had to be a way to understand, not just mimic like a parrot or a crow, but a way to understand it and know what you were saying. That is why this has been developed."
Level 2 students taking the Your Grandmother's Cherokee course in Cherokee, N.C., have just mastered the FUTURE tense. For example, "I will go to Asheville" = Tokiasdi dagesi. They passed their exam with A's and B's. Way to go!
Some Cherokee words specify whether the action is happening to a solid, liquid, flexible thing, long thing, or living thing. This is another way that Cherokee language differs from English. Talking about eating is very specific.