Aug 18, 2013
The Cherokee language had to be simple and easy and logical, if people spoke it as an oral language for thousands of years. They had to have an agreement about the meanings of the words and the parts of words.
Aug 15, 2013
In order to find the patterns in the words, you have to look at the full form of the word. Many speakers and even dictionaries do not give the full syllables of the word. You need to see these syllables to see the patterns.
Aug 10, 2013
As we tried to follow the Cherokee patterns in the Cherokee language, we kept running into two problems. One was not having the full forms of the words. (We’ll talk about the second problem a little later in the blog—English.)
Aug 3, 2013
These sources have provided lists of Cherokee words. We compared words, continually checked our hypotheses about the patterns, and verified our results with fluent speakers among the Eastern Band.
Jul 28, 2013
Many people try to teach Cherokee by comparing it to English. This is like using parts from your old Edsel to try to fix your Ferrari. (English being the old Edsel that’s already had parts from different cars rigged up to make it run. Cherokee being the sleek high performance Ferrari.)