Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Esperanto is 100%-- but is Cherokee??

today-- ask ANY person who speaks ESPERANTO if they have a membership card to UEA (the World Esperanto Association).

If they do have a membership-- next-- ask nicely--
ask if you can see their card.

Look at it closely.

Notice there is NO English on it at all. It is 100% in Esperanto


DID YOU KNOW?


Esperanto, as a language, has only existed for 128 years.
Today, there are between 100,000 and 2,000,000 people worldwide who fluently or actively speak Esperanto, including perhaps 1,000 native speakers who learned Esperanto from birth.


If the Esperanto folks can use Esperanto- why can't the Cherokee cards be in Cherokee? 
Sure, provide English too but put it in Cherokee first.




Just sayin'

Monday, March 30, 2015

Learn cherokee at the Library!

also,
a desktop computer version of the program exists, as well as an app version for iPhone and Android smart phones.
The language program is free to people if their library has access to it.


SOURCE:


http://www.cherokeephoenix.org/Article/index/9094

Send a postcard

ask FB to let folks like me [who use Cherokee syllabary]
back in -
Please Send your post cards to:

Facebook, Inc.,
 Attention: Profile names in Cherokee,
 RE: ᏦᎭᎾ ᏣᏑᏰᏓ ᎻᎩᏍ ᏫᏍ
 PO Box 10005,
 Palo Alto, CA 94303

Sunday, March 29, 2015

send a post card

Please send a postcard to facebook asking that they allow the use of Cherokee syllabary in Profile names.


Also, if you would, add my name as an example of one that should be allowed.
[ᏦᎭᎾ ᏣᏑᏰᏓ ᎻᎩᏍ ᏫᏍ]
Thank you to everyone for your support in this!


Please Send your post cards to:


Facebook, Inc.,
Attention: Profile names in Cherokee,
PO Box 10005,
Palo Alto, CA 94303


thank you! (Sgi!)


ᏦᎭᎾ ᏣᏑᏰᏓ ᎻᎩᏍ ᏫᏍ

Most Basic piece...

heard at the water cooler:

"given the chance to use the language on the most basic item of Cherokee identity, the tribal card, the opportunity is missed" BW


There are many groups, organizations and 501c3's that claim to be Cherokee.

Do their membership cards have Cherokee on them?

What are we putting on this most basic item of identity?
Not just the name of the card-- but the name of the PERSON on the card-- is that also in Cherokee?

Having Cherokee on an ID card is not much-- but
it is a start.
as a concession,
Sure, lets put BOTH English and Cherokee but let us get the Cherokee on there.

Whether its in Syllabary, like I will use when I sign this blog with, or in Phonetics.
But lets use Cherokee on the basic ID card if we are going to try to claim to be Cherokee

Without your language-- you are not Cherokee.

ᏦᎭᎾ ᏣᏑᏰᏓ ᎻᎩᏍ ᏫᏍ





Friday, March 27, 2015

Seeing Cherokee words.....

The addition of Cherokee Syllabary to sign posts / street signs - has received a small bit of attention.
I agree it needed to be done.
[however I wish the syllabary was the larger on the signs and the English was the smaller and below the syllabary]


The idea is that we need to see MORE uses of Cherokee Syllabary.
I recently was handed a card from a federally recognized Cherokee person.
Very little on the card would indicate this person was Cherokee.
Oh yes, it identified the tribe, their enrollment, and their name but it was ALL IN ENGLISH!
None of the important stuff was written in Cherokee syllabary; it was ALL in ENGLISH!


If this language is going to thrive and not just survive or barely make it, then EVERYTHING needs to prominently display Cherokee syllabary.

Sure, ok, as a concession, translate it somewhere in English, but put the PRIMARY information on your membership cards in SYLLABARY at least!


Cherokee language needs to move from the 'sometimes' used status it has been relegated to and return to a position of prominent use if it is to thrive.


Its not enough for a few places and people to use it.  Everyone needs to get involved.


a quick way you can help?  write Facebook and demand they allow the transliteration of English profile names into Cherokee Syllabary


Facebook, Inc.,
ATTENTION:  Profile Names in Cherokee
PO Box 10005,
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Cherokee language in the news TODAY

its in the AP news coverage today-- 2 whole articles-- (see below for link to one)
but--- if you cannot let the kids write their names in cherokee on Facebook--- will they keep using it????

This is important-- and it is not up to the children to fight this battle.
We must prepare the way for them.


======
WHO CAN SAVE CHEROKEE LANGUAGE
--Mar 25, 4:35 AM EDT

Saturday, March 21, 2015

'a-li-li-g he-A tse! [Happy Spring]

              
'a-li-li-g he-A tse! [Happy Spring] 
              

Friday, March 20, 2015

Lyrics

for your consideration--
Lyrics--(if ya want to try to sing it, the tune you use COULD be one like this song --
https://youtu.be/Nsz9NRclKa4 )

Old words....
1====================
Ga-lv-quod
di-ka-ne-i-s-d
e-la-di
ga-i-sv-i
u-dan(a)to-g(I)- Yi-ho-wa
hi-lv-hi-yu
hi-wo-ni-hi-s-d
2============
Gv-hnv-i
no-le to-hi
s-gv-si nu-L()-ni Gv-Gv
s-gi s-de li-s-gi-s-di
sgwa-ti-ni-se-s-d() Yi-ho-wa

=========
Chorus
=========
Hi-lv-hi-yu -hi
di-ka-ne-I-s-d(I)
wi-gv-lu-tsi hi-a na-gwo
a-nv-wo-s-gi
s-du-I-si
hi-lv-hi-yu hi-wo-ni-hi-s-d
=============
BRIDGE /MUSIC ONLY
3==============
Na-gwo-no
Ka-no-he-dv
Na-gwo-no
Tsi-ya dv-ga-nv
hi-lv-hi-yu
s-gi-ye-yo
hv-s-ge-s-di gu-o-dv

4============
Ga-lv-quod
di-ka-ne-i-s-d
e-la-di
ga-i-sv-i
u-dan(a)to-g(I)- Yi-ho-wa
hi-lv-hi-yu
hi-wo-ni-hi-s-d
=========
Chorus
=========
Hi-lv-hi-yu -hi
di-ka-ne-I-s-di
wi-gv-lu-tsi hi-a na-gwo
a-nv-wo-s-gi
s-du-I-si
hi-lv-hi-yu hi-wo-ni-hi-s-d
=============
=========
Chorus
=========
Hi-lv-hi-yu -hi
di-ka-ne-I-s-di
wi-gv-lu-tsi hi-a na-gwo
a-nv-wo-s-gi
s-du-I-si
hi-lv-hi-yu hi-wo-ni-hi-s-d
=============
=========
Chorus
=========
Hi-lv-hi-yu -hi
di-ka-ne-I-s-di
wi-gv-lu-tsi hi-a na-gwo
a-nv-wo-s-gi
s-du-I-si
hi-lv-hi-yu hi-wo-ni-hi-s-d
=============
Chorus
=========
Hi-lv-hi-yu -hi
di-ka-ne-I-s-di
wi-gv-lu-tsi hi-a na-gwo
a-nv-wo-s-gi
s-du-I-si
hi-lv-hi-yu hi-wo-ni-hi-s-d
=============
FINAL---
wi-gv-lu-tsi hi-a na-gwo
hi-lv-hi-yu hi-wo-ni-hi-s-d
=============
ᏦᎭᎾ ᏣᏑᏰᏓ ᎻᎩᏍ ᏫᏍ
===
loosely translated---
Holy Words
this world
I walk
his heart Creator/God
you speak Ancient!


Now the word
I hear from HIm
keep teaching us
old words


live & peace
give
help us
guide us


Ancient words
you will be forgiven
I have come here now
speak ancient!
[ try this soundtrack-- https://www.getfreecds.com/WebComponents/Catalog/Public/showproduct.asp?id=20554 ]

Monday, March 16, 2015

If you think FACEBOOK supports the use of indigenous languages- especially in names-- think again--
read this


http://m.colorlines.com/archives/2015/03/How_white_separatists_disable_native_american_facebook_accounts.html 


and let me tell you-- this HAPPENED TO ME.... so it is real, my friends

Culture reveals language

and language shapes culture


The Museum will exhibit some of its vast archival images during this week.


Week Long Photo Expo


The Museum of the Cherokee Indian will feature a week-long photo exhibit from March 16-20 featuring photographs taken by members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians who will be sharing some of their favorite images.


 The featured photographers include:
 Jeremy Wilson,
Landon French,
Vita Bradley,
Mike Cooper,
and Jeff Marley.


 During this time, the Museum will exhibit some of its vast archival images.


 Keep an eye out for another week-long expo next month with featured EBCI tribal members Chris McCoy and Bear Allison and Oglala tribal member Scott Brings Plenty.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

old information but still good to know..... http://blogs.office.com/2015/02/23/office-cherokee/