Saturday, July 04, 2015

Why a proofreading contest?

Other than the obvious fun :)


and the fact that we have some folks who generously contributed the prizes


why have a proofreading contest?


Well- for example---- Genesis


we transcribed Genesis from a TINY printed Bible from the Edwin Archer's press.


We later found (online) a pdf a library had posted.


We wanted to compare the two with each other but had moved on to other projects- and felt we needed help-
your help- dear readers!-


and so the idea of a contest was born!


Almost immediately after the idea, the gifts were given-- so we had a prize


it just seemed fortuitous.


:)


an added benefit:  we know that people are using the Genesis to Study the language.

Friday, July 03, 2015

2003-- the way we were!

we have advanced a long way since this:


Blast from the past: 
Cherokee Bible Project


website in 2003


https://web.archive.org/web/20030623164759/http://www.cherokeebible.com/page0003.html




In 2001, all we had was John 3:16, the Ten Commandments, and The Lord's Prayer.


by 2003, to the above, we had added all of the Gospel of John and a few bits of Psalms.
by 2004, we had all of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts and the above aforementioned items.


We certainly have come a long way since then!


an old screen shot from the "wayback" machine





Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Haggai

this post is adapted from the Forward written by Evelyn Lawson Meeks Verner and the book cover by B. Wilkes, and the website at Cherokee Bible Project,



-- we are adding word studies to this book-- what words do you think we should elaborate upon?




WE HONOR THE TRANSLATORS:
In tribute, we are posting links to their final resting places
(memorials we discovered that were posted online by someone else)
and we hope you will honor them as well
and
 Why is Haggai important?

The tale is tragic and riveting:
 
A nation is overrun by invaders, who decimate them and take the tiny group of survivors into exile for decades.

They return to find foreign settlers in their homeland, and their attempts to restore their traditional way of life stalls.

Is this Native American History 101?

Sounds like it-- BUT-- this all happened over 2500 years ago an ocean away.

The Jewish remnant had returned from Babylon and began the rebuilding of the walls of the city.  They built the walls in just 52 days, weapons in one hand and tools in the other.

After the walls were secured, they began the building of their own homes and left the temple, the dwelling place of God, in ruins.

Sixteen long years passed and the Temple still lay in desolation, unused and unusable.

Haggai the prophet arrives on the scene and points out the shallowness of their dedication to their Creator.

Their failure to put their Maker first had brought a curse upon their harvests and their lives.

Haggai wanted them to see that Creator had given divine leadership to the obedient leaders whom they should follow.

They didn't think it was the right time to rebuild.  Haggai declared that NOW is the time.

Haggai reminded them that although they were no longer an independent nation, they were still God's people.
as stated by one author:
"Although they were not a nation anymore, they were still God's People" ~Evelyn L. Meeks Verner, BRel., MA.


Thanks to the generous donation of a friend, [Regina, we thank you!] we are able to share this.
A big THANK YOU to the following people involved in this process:
Dale aka Walosi Ries, Regina Thundereagle, Brian Wilkes, Stefani Mason & others!
You have blessed me and many others!
Sgi!
 
ᏦᎭᎾ ᏣᏑᏰᏓ ᏫᏍ [English: Johannah Tsasuyeda Ries]

Monday, June 29, 2015

Win a CHEROKEE BASKET -handmade- authentic

REMEMBER!!!
only a few days left for the contest!


https://sites.google.com/site/cherokeebibleproject/contest


To enter- see rules on the website


Will need to visually inspect the website and compare it to the PDF we have posted online
Looking for variations in syllables used, spacing, and missing or otherwise different words.





LINKS:

~Old Testament Project‎ > ‎Genesis Resources‎ > ‎Genesis 1 plus Index & PDF‎ > Genesis Chapter 1 > ‎Genesis 2‎ > ‎Genesis 3‎ > ‎Genesis 4‎ > ‎Genesis 5‎ > ‎Genesis 6‎ > ‎Genesis 7‎ > ‎Genesis 8‎ > ‎Genesis 9‎ > ‎Genesis 10‎ > ‎Genesis 11‎ > ‎Genesis 12‎ > ‎Genesis 13‎ > ‎Genesis 14‎ > ‎Genesis 15‎ > ‎Genesis 16‎ > ‎Genesis 17‎ > ‎Genesis 18‎ > ‎Genesis 19‎ > ‎Genesis 20‎ > ‎Genesis 21‎ > ‎Genesis 22‎ > ‎Genesis 23‎ > ‎Genesis 24‎ > ‎Genesis 25‎ > ‎Genesis 26‎ > ‎Genesis 27‎ > ‎Genesis 28‎ > ‎Genesis 29‎ > ‎Genesis 30‎ > ‎Genesis 31‎ > ‎Genesis 32‎ > ‎Genesis 33‎ > ‎Genesis 34‎ > ‎Genesis 35‎ > ‎Genesis 36‎ > ‎Genesis 37‎ > ‎Genesis 38‎ > ‎Genesis 39‎ > ‎Genesis 40‎ > ‎Genesis 41‎ > ‎Genesis 42‎ > ‎Genesis 43‎ > ‎Genesis 44‎ > ‎Genesis 45‎ > ‎Genesis 46‎ > ‎Genesis 47‎ > ‎Genesis 48‎ > ‎Genesis 49‎ > ‎ Genesis 50 last chapter

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Largest ONLINE free Cherokee Textbook

Largest ONLINE free Cherokee Textbook
(see the direct link at bottom of this blog post)


Did you know?


Prentice Robinson, Cherokee Author & fluent speaker,

suggests that everyone who wants to seriously study Cherokee Language
use the published Cherokee Bible.

Robinson has said on many occasions:


"The New Testament remains the basic text of the
Cherokee language containing the most nearly complete vocabulary."

Also,
The Cherokee New Testament and the portions of the Old Testament were proofread and approved by MORE THAN 1000 Fluent Cherokee speakers?


DID YOU KNOW?
Each month, beginning in 1844, Evan Jones began publishing "the Cherokee Messenger".

On a monthly basis, 1000 copies were printed and distributed.

Portions of the Bible (and eventually even John Bunyan's book "Pilgrim's Progress") were placed in these monthly editions.
As these were received and read, the feedback on them from the Cherokee was used to improve the translations.
In 1846, the entire New Testament was reprinted.
Evans also printed and distributed Hymns in this manner, along with a "Book for Mothers".

This process ensured that the texts were proof read and approved and corrected by fluent Cherokee speakers before the final publication was printed.

SOURCE:  AMERICAN BAPTIST HOME MISSION SOCIETY, Missions in North America

To see for yourself:
I suggest you begin with this short book
This is a very short (14 verses) book with simple language and it includes a vocabulary assist on the page as well.

Also, you can use the "SEARCH" box at the top right of the webpage and enter either syllabary or English (If you enter phonetics, you need to enter with the "-" hyphens between syllables) and you can find any word on the website.



for other books, you can find them in the links at
That is the OFFICIAL home page of the Cherokee Bible Project.


For Language lessons- see the OLDER blog on applying for a grant position to learn -- Free Cherokee Lessons



Sunday, June 21, 2015

Word study: ROOT WORD: Ꮹ / hwa/

Word study:  ROOT WORD:  Ꮹ / hwa/


when used as a ROOT -- the
Ꮹ wa-----
pronunciation notes
(or hwa, in eastern; in any dialect, it is always proceeded by a glottal stop and can be also proceeded by an aspirated h)


WHEN USED IN A VERB
Purchase  a-wa-hi-s-di  ᎠᏩᎯᏍᏗ 
To obtain in exchange for money or its equivalent; to buy. or to acquire by effort; earn


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this is also a noun when used as any of these following synonyms:
 buy 
 acquire 
 bargain for 
 barter for 
 contract for 
 get 
 get in exchange 
 go shopping 
 invest in 
 market 
 obtain 
 pay for 
 procure 
 purchase 
 redeem 
 score 
 secure

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USE IT/ SENTENCE EXAMPLES: [everyone I asked to say these, even western! - said them with an "H"]
I am purchasing it
ᎠᎩᏩᏍᎦ /akihwasga
You are purchasing it
ᏣᏩᏍᎦ /tsahwasga
s-he-it is purchasing it
ᎤᏩᏍᎦ /uhwasga
we (you and I the 2 of us) are purchasing it
ᎩᏂᏩᏍᎦ /ginihwasga
you 2 but not me are purchasing it
ᏍᏗᏩᏍᎦ / sdihwasga
they are purchasing it but not me
ᎤᏂᏩᏍᎦ / unihwasga
Everyone is purchasing it
ᎢᎩᏩᏍᎦ / igihwasga

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more forms:
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plural noun: purchases
the action of buying something.
Purchases  di-wa-hi-s-di  ᏗᏩᎯᏍᏗ PLURAL is the prefix Ꮧ- di-
[Purchases - ᏗᏩᎯᏍᏗ  diwahisdi -- note:  Ꮧ- “di-" is the PLURAL prefix.  ]
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PURCHASED
ᎠᏩᏒᎯ /ahwasvhi
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PURCHASING
ᎣᏩᏍᎬ / ohwasgv
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WHEN USED AS AN ADJECTIVE:


Purchased  a-hwa-sv-hi  ᎠᏩᏒᎯ


as in the word:
owned 
or these synonyms:
 possessed
 bought 
 enjoyed 
 had 
 held 
 in hand 
 inherited 
 kept 
 purchased 
 retained
 
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NOUN
when indicating a Subject/ Object such as
Purchaser  u-wa-s-gi  ᎤᏩᏍᎩ
or as the English noun buyer




English Synonyms:
buyer
customer 
patron 
shopper 
client 
consumer 
obtainer
user



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but- notice the past tense owned
ᎤᏤᎵᎨᏒ  utseligesv which I thought was two words, but some speakers insisted was a compound word-
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and notice these:


Bought  a-hwa-sv  ᎠᏩᏒ    
Buy  a-hwa-hi-s-di  ᎠᏩᎯᏍᏗ   
Find  a-hwa-dv-di  ᎠᏩᏛᏗ    
Finds  a-hwa-dv-da  ᎠᏩᏛᏓ    
Found  a-hwa-dv-di  ᎠᏩᏛᏗ    
Finder a-hwa-tsi-gi  ᎠᏩᏥᎩ   
Index  a-hwa-dv-di  ᎠᏩᏛᏗ    
Purchase  a-hwa-hi-s-di  ᎠᏩᎯᏍᏗ    
Purchased  a-hwa-sv-hi  ᎠᏩᏒᎯ 
Speculate  a-hwa-sv-di-yi  ᎠᏩᏒᏗᏱ

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Prentice Robinson and others recommend the Cherokee Bible as a textbook;
considering that, here are some examples:
example: 1 Timothy 3:13
ᎠᏂᏩᏛᏗᎭ /aniwadvdiha
For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.

ᎾᏍᎩᏰᏃ ᎣᏍᏛ ᏧᏂᎸᏫᏍᏓᏁᎯ ᎨᏒ ᎠᏂᏯᏙᎯᎲᎢ, ᎠᏂᏩᏛᏗᎭ ᎣᏍᏛ ᎨᎦᏓᏅᏖᏗᏱ, ᎠᎴ ᎤᏣᏘ ᏄᎾᏰᎯᏍᏛᎾ ᎠᏓᏅᏓᏗᏍᏗᏱ ᎪᎯᏳᏗ ᎨᏒ ᎦᎶᏁᏛ ᏥᏌ.

Na-s-gi-ye-no o-s-dv tsu-ni-lv-wi-s-da-ne-hi ge-sv a-ni-ya-do-hi-hv-i, a-ni-wa-dv-di-ha o-s-dv ge-ga-da-nv-te-di-yi, a-le u-tsa-ti nu-na-ye-hi-s-dv-na a-da-nv-da-di-s-di-yi go-hi-yu-di ge-sv Ga-lo-ne-dv Tsi-sa.
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Mark 15
And he bought fine linen, and took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, and laid him in a sepulchre which was hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulchre.
ᎤᏩᏒᏃ ᎤᏏᏙᎵ ᏙᎴᏛ ᎠᏄᏬ, ᎠᎴ ᎤᏕᏒ ᎠᏰᎸᎢ, ᎠᎴ ᎠᏄᏬᎩᎯ ᏙᎴᏛ ᎤᏪᏣᏄᎳᏅ, ᎠᏤᎵᏍᏛ ᎤᏅᏁ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏅᏲᎯ ᎠᏍᎪᏒᎢ, ᎠᎴ ᏅᏯ ᎤᏪᏌᏆᎴᎴᎢ ᎠᏤᎵᏍᏛ ᎦᎶᎯᏍᏗᏱ ᎤᏁᎢ.
U-wa-sv-no u-si-do-li do-le-dv a-nu-wo, a-le u-de-sv a-ye-lv-i, a-le a-nu-wo-gi-hi do-le-dv u-we-tsa-nu-la-nv, a-tse-li-s-dv u-nv-ne na-s-gi nv-yo-hi a-s-go-sv-i, a-le nv-ya u-we-sa-qua-le-le-i a-tse-li-s-dv ga-lo-hi-s-di-yi u-ne-I.
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remember, Use the Cherokee Bible as a textbook for studying these:

Matthew 13:46
bought a lump pearl
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Matthew 21:12
bought (indeterminate)
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Matthew 27:7
bought land
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Mark 15:46
Bought linen
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Mark 16:1
bought spices
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Luke 14:18
bought land
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Luke 17:28
bought, general
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Luke 19:45
bought generic
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Acts 7:16
bought tomb
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1 Corinthians 6:20 / 1 Corinthians 7:23 /2 Peter 2:1
bought people
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USING THE EXAMPLES FOUND ABOVE:
Bought Search in Cherokee Bible
or
Purchase Search in Cherokee Bible

Can you answer this person's question?


would it change if I was purchasing
liquid/ beverages
long & flexible /cloth
long & rigid /nails
lump /potatoes
living / horses