Sunday, April 19, 2015

Who is at fault?

"The increasing scarcity of Native-language speakers has assigned the responsibility of Native language instruction to the school, instead of the home or community. When the Native language teacher is almost the only source of Native language input, and the instruction time allocated to Native language teaching is limited, the learners are not to blame for their limited progress in fluency and accuracy. "


a great quote!


SOURCE:  http://www2.nau.edu/~jar/RIL_5.html  accessed 04/19/2015 11:00 am EST

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Change your GMAIL to CHEROKEE

This will not affect the language your email is sent /received in but it will allow you to practice using Cherokee in your GMAIL account for all of the links.


Change your language settings

You can view your Gmail account links and sidebars in the Cherokee language.

Change your language

  1. Open Gmail.
  2. Click the gear in the top right.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. At the top of the page, select a language from the "Gmail display language" drop-down menu in the "Language" section.  Scroll DOWN to nearly the end (see pic) and select the Cherokee option.
  5. Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page.
The Gmail interface will appear in the language of your choice after you click Save Changes. Remember, your Gmail's display language doesn't affect the language in which your messages are sent and received.


Friday, April 17, 2015

NEW Bible for the Cherokee!

Earlier today I posted a WOTD on my linked in/twitter -- that word was BIBLE.
Word of the Day (WOTD) ᏧᎭᎨᏓᎪᏪᎵ [tsuhagedagoweli] {Bible}
I posted it 2 hours ago.
now,
At that time I did NOT know about this project!


But I am EXCITED!!!
Hurrah!


http://www.cherokeephoenix.org/Article/index/8308

Thursday, April 16, 2015

song for learning syllabary Come Ye, Disconsolate

arranged so you can test yourself at recognizing where you are in the song


LINK


https://youtu.be/Z7RBnH56mHg




PURPOSE:  Practice reading Cherokee Syllabary
Come, Ye Disconsolate
Scripture: Jeremiah 31:3
Thomas Moore, pub.1816
arr. by Thomas Hastings, pub.1831
TUNE:  Beebe, Walter O. Wilkinson, 1895,
Copyright: Public Domain

Main subject: Invitation
Language:  Cherokee, Eastern Giduwa (Big Cove) dialect
Vocals:   ᏦᎭᎾ ᏣᏑᏰᏓ ᎻᎩᏍ ᏫᏍ

CONTENTS:

Ꭴ Ᏺ Ꭲ Ꮳ Ꮣ Ꮕ Ꮨ Ꮏ Ꮙ Ꭱ Ꮴ Ꮎ, Ꭲ Ꮳ Ꭻ Ᏼ Ꮂ Ꭿ Ꭱ Ꮵ Ꮇ Ꮵ, Ꮎ ᏍᎩ Ꭴ Ꮹ Ꮢ Ꭿ Ᏻ Ꭸ Ꮵ Ꮕ Ꮼ Ꮧ, Ꮒ Ꭶ Ꮫ Ꭴ Ᏺ Ꭲ Ꮳ Ꮣ Ꮕ Ꮫ.


Ꭱ Ꮴ Ꮎ Ꮮ Ꭹ Ᏻ Ꭲ Ꮵ Ꮝ Ꭶ Ꮕ Ꮸ Ꭿ, Ꮵ Ꮜ Ꭶ Ꮆ Ꮑ Ꮫ Ꭱ Ꮵ Ꮇ Ꮵ, Ꭹ Ꭼ Ꭶ Ꮈ Ꮙ Ꮧ Ꭴ Ꭲ Ꮼ Ꮴ Ꮈ Ꭿ, Ꭸ Ꮶ Ꮢ Ꮄ Ꮧ Ꭲ Ꮵ Ꮝ Ꭶ Ꮕ Ꮸ.


u yo i tsa da nv ti hna quo e tse na, i tsa gu yv hv hi e tsi lu tsi, na sgi u wa sv hi yu ge tsi nv wo di, ni ga dv u yo i tsa da nv dv.


e tse na tle gi yu i tsi s ga nv tsv hi, tsi sa ga lo ne dv e tsi lu tsi, gi gv ga lv quo di u i wo tse lv hi, ge tso sv le di i tsi s ga nv tsv.




ORIGINAL ENGLISH VERSION:

Come, ye disconsolate, where’er ye languish,
 Come, at the shrine of God fervently kneel;
 Here bring your wounded hearts; here tell your anguish;
 Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.
Joy of the desolate, light of the straying,
 Hope when all others die, fadeless and pure;
 Here speaks the Comforter, in God’s name saying,
“Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot cure.”
Come, ask the infidel what boon he brings us,
 What charm for aching hearts he can reveal,
 Sweet is that heavenly promise Hope sings us—
“Earth has no sorrow that God cannot heal.”


CHEROKEE TRANSLATION AS SUNG:

1.  Those of you who feel bad, now go;  He paid for you, come to him. that you may come to him alone that you may be healed by him alone all of you who feel bad.


2.  come right away all you sinners, come to Jesus the anointed one.  Blood poured from the beloved one.  He has cleansed you from your sins




DISCONSOLATE
dis·con·so·late /ˌdisˈkäns(ə)lət/
adjective
adjective: disconsolate
meaning:
without consolation or comfort; unhappy.
synonyms:
sad, unhappy, doleful, woebegone, dejected, downcast, downhearted, despondent, dispirited, crestfallen, cast down, depressed, down, disappointed, disheartened, discouraged, demoralized, low-spirited, forlorn, in the doldrums, melancholy, miserable, long-faced, glum, gloomy;


informal


blue, choked, down in/at the mouth, down in the dumps, in a blue funk;


literary
dolorous 

watch at  https://youtu.be/44OPp4FcdaI


water and salt

ᎠᎹ ᏃᎴ ᎠᎹ

A⁠m⁠a⁠ ⁠n⁠o⁠l⁠e⁠ ⁠a⁠m⁠a


duration/tone/pitch-- important!



Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The right way to speak is to just speak!

ᎤᏛᏅᏃ Ꮭ Ꮩ ᎤᎵᏍᎨᏓ ᏱᎩ ᏚᏳᎪᏛ ᏣᎳᎩ ᏯᏂᏬᏂ ᎾᏍᎩᏊ ᏧᎾᏔᎾᏯ ᏯᏃᎵᎦ ᏗᎬᏩᎾᏟᏃᎮᏓ ᏱᎦ.
“ᏗᏍᎦᏚᎩ ᏚᏙᏢᏒ ᏣᎳᎩ ᎦᏬᏂᎯᏍᏗ ᎨᏒ ᏚᏓᎴᎾᎢ, ᎢᎦᏓ ᏄᏓᎴ ᎾᏅᏁᎰ ᎠᏂᏬᏂᏍᎩ ᎡᎵᏊ ᏄᏓᎴ ᎢᎬᏩᎵᏍᏙᏗ ᎥᎧᏁᎬᎢ. ᎠᏂᏔᎵ ᎠᏂᏴᏫ ᎬᏩᎾᏝᏃᎮᏗ ᏱᎦ ᎠᎴ ᏱᏓᎾᏓᏙᎵᏤᎢ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎣᏏ ᎨᎵᏍᎪ,” ᎠᏗᏍᎬᎢ. [ᏣᎳᎩ ᎠᏰᎵ ᏗᏁᎶᏗᏍᎩ ᎠᎦᏔᎯ Phyllis Edwards ]
============================

Even if English is your first or primary language, do you speak it perfectly every time?
No! when we converse, we sometimes stammer, stutter, or even mix up words.
We may say things backwards or use the wrong figure of speech; our verb and subject tenses may not match and sometimes our sentences are missing important parts of speech or run on and on (like this one!)


but


we don't stop talking just because we make mistakes.


We should talk- using Cherokee-- even though we are not speaking it perfectly.


Talk.  Use Cherokee.  Don't worry if you get it wrong or forget something.


And you speakers -- thank you for letting us make mistakes without making us feel small.
Thank you speakers for not making fun of us or belittling our attempts.
Thank you speakers for encouraging us and struggling to understand our broken speech.

Thank you for not poking fun at us while we try to learn.


Thank you! (SGI!)
====================================================
translation of above quote:


[Phyllis Edwards] said it’s not important that the children always speak proper Cherokee as long as the elder speakers can understand them and there is communication occurring.

“In each community the language is spoken differently, and there’s dialects, and I think it can be wrong. I mean, so long as two people can communicate with each other and understand what is being said, I think that’s fine,” she said. [Cherokee Nation translation specialists Phyllis Edwards]

android KITKAT os and Cheroke font

friends are testing this for android/kitkat OS-- what do you think of it? 


We will post results soon


http://kitkatapk.com/Download_Cherokee-Keyboard-plugin_APK-for-Android

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

ᏱᏂᎦᎳᏍᏗᏉ .... word study

ᏱᏂᎦᎳᏍᏗᏉ

yi-ni-ga-la-s-di-quo


[yini galsd kwo]


"Anyway"


adverb 


DEFINITIONS:
1. in any case; anyhow; nonetheless; regardless:
Whether you like it or not, I'm going anyway.

 DEFINITIONS:
2. (used to continue or resume the thread of a story or account):
Anyway, we finally found a plumber who could come right over.

Adverb
Meaning:  in any manner, by any means or method, regardless, somehow, nonetheless
Synonyms:
Anyhow, at all, at any rate, ever, however, in any case, in any manner, in any event, nevertheless
More words related to anyway


 anyhow 


adv. by any means
 about 
 any which way 
 anyway 
 around 
 at any rate 
 at random 
 haphazard 
 haphazardly 
 helter-skelter 
 however 
 in any case 
 in any respect 
 in any way 
 in either way 
 in one way or another 
 in whatever way 
 nevertheless 
 random 
 randomly 
 regardless 
 under any circumstances 
 whatever happens 
 willy-nilly


TRY THIS--


Use "anyway" and "Whatever" in your conversations this week- but use the Cherokee form of it!


ᏱᏂᎦᎳᏍᏗᏉ

yi-ni-ga-la-s-di-quo


[yini galsd kwo]


"Anyway"




ᏃᎴ  no le
[ means "and"]




ᎢᏳᏍᏗᏉ 
i yu s di quo


[i yusd kwo]
"whatever"





Monday, April 13, 2015

Classes

Small Groups help adult learners to speak Cherokee


Each week, they meet and greet one another in ancient Cherokee phrases.


As they gather around the coffee pot, they practice more phrases, occasionally falling silent as they consider what would be the right way to say something.


Afterwards, coffee cups in hand, they settle into comfortable chairs and watch a language video together.


When it finishes, they each take a turn practicing what was just covered in the short clips.
After a few rounds of repeating phrases, they finish one more cup of coffee, shake hands, and express in Cherokee that they will all meet again.




Small groups like these are forming and meeting all over the southeastern United States, especially in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. 




These areas were once undeniably Cherokee lands but for nearly two centuries, the language has not been spoken there. 


All of that is changing as these adult learners meet and practice speaking with one another.


They then return to their families and friends and pass on what they have learned, widening the spread of the language.




Gone are the days of individuals laboring over a book, alone and unaided. 


The popular youtube videos and computer resources like the CNO website available today have allowed people to hear the words from speakers in Oklahoma and in North Carolina.




The language is returning to the homeland it once filled.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Just for fun....

a phrase..... just for fun.... see if you know what it means.....


 ᎾᏍᎩᎾ
ᎯᎠ
ᎤᏔᎾ,
ᎤᏔᎾ,
ᎤᏔᎾ
ᎡᎵᏏ
ᎨᏒᎢ


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answer:
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That was my great-great-great grandma

Friday, April 10, 2015

Song: God's Son

Purpose:  help practice sight reading in syllabary


tune:  "waly, waly" (Public Domain)

Words:  Public Domain, Cherokee Language


Vocals: (me, and yes, I should have practiced this first)


Purpose:  to help learn to sight read syllabary
Tune:  Public Domain ("Waly, Waly")
Words:  Cherokee Language, eastern Giduwa Dialect (big cove)
"God's Son"
Vocals:  ᏦᎭᎾ ᏣᏑᏰᏓ ᎻᎩᏍ ᏫᏍ


======================
Ꭴ Ꮑ Ꮃ Ꮕ Ꭿ 
Ꭴ Ꮺ Ꮵ 
Ꭲ Ꭶ Ꭻ Ᏼ Ꭾ Ꭲ
Ꮏ Ꮙ Ꮶ Ꮢ
Ꮻ Ꭴ Ꮆ Ꮞ
Ꭲ Ꭶ Ꭻ Ᏼ Ꮀ Ꮕ

Ꭰ Ꮞ Ꮓ Ꭲ
 Ꭴ Ꮑ Ꮴ Ꭲ
Ꭲ Ᏻ Ꮓ Ꮪ Ꮄ Ꮕ
Ꮤ Ꮅ Ꮑ Ꮫ
Ꮵ Ꮇ Ꮵ Ꮅ,
Ꭴ Ꮫ Ꮑ Ꭴ Ꮑ Ꮸ


Ꭱ Ꮃ Ꮒ Ꭼ

Ꮅ ᏍᏆ Ꮧ
Ꭶ Ꮇ Ꮸ Ꭽ Ꭲ Ᏻ

Ꮒ Ꭶ Ꮫ Ꮣ
Ᏸ Ꮧ Ꭺ Ꭲ
Ꭰ Ꮒ Ꭱ Ꮃ Ꮒ Ꭼ

Ꭴ Ꮎ Ꮣ Ꮕ Ꮨ  Ꭰ Ꮑ Ꮂ
Ꮩ Ꮫ Ꮿ Ꮕ
Ꭿ Ꮅ,
Ꮶ Ꮢ  Ꮎ Ꮙ
Ꮒ Ꭺ Ꭿ Ꮈ
Ꮩ Ꭿ
Ꮹ Ꮑ Ꭾ Ꮝ Ꮧ.


u ne la nv hi  u we tsi
i ga gu yv he i
hna quo tso sv
wi u lo se
i ga gu yv ho nv

a se no i
u ne tse i
i yu no du le nv
ta li ne dv
tsi lu tsi li,
u dv ne u ne tsv
e la ni gv
dv li squa di
ga lu tsv ha i yu
ni ga dv da ye di go i
a ni e la ni gv
u na da nv ti  a ne hv
do dv ya nv hi li,
tso sv  na quo ni go hi lv
do hi wa ne he s di.


https://youtu.be/zCv0g8Sn9Lw

Cherokee Numbers

A friend showed me these in 1990.


Sequoyah designed numbers to go with his writing system.


Someday, I hope to have a watch that has these original numbers.


before 1990-- these existed of course-- (1819 at least) but
I cannot remember ever having seen them before then.


Now everyone is talking about them.


Cherokee (ᏣᎳᎩ, transliterated as tsalagi) is written with a unique syllabary writing system devised by Sequoyah in 1819.


The Cherokee council voted not to adopt the numeric characters he designed, but the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma, still possess in its collections the original characters.


Here are the numbers designed by Sequoyah:




1
1


2
2


3
3


4
4


5
5


6
6


7
7


8
8


9
9


10
10


11
11


12
12