Thank you...it is sort of making sense. I did a Google search for the downloadable fonts. Are there any sites that are more accurate than the others, or more user friendly, or whatever? I would be interested to install this and experiment with it. Perhaps then I would understand things better...if I saw things firsthand. I am intrigued to see what Cherokee letters look like.
Wado! I have not had time yet to download (actually I am just a bit stressed today, and these projects are usually not good for that time with me ...) But this will be at the tops of my lists when I have had time to recenter myself. You are a wonderful addition to this site. Thank you for helping here!
Nifty. This font thing still has me baffled. I haven't downloaded the Cherokee font, yet. K-g-l. That is how you would type the word for February? And with the Cherokee font it would come out saying the right thing?
Is the gah sound like a rhyme with ma, pa, or saw?
Hey bearfoot!! yes inded..gah sounds like pa with a slight breath at the end. and the Kgl.. in order to see the syllables that make those sounds you need to load the font into your machine..you should have a directory called C:/WINDOWS/fonts or in some similar location..you can use your search in the start menu to find it..that is where you load the file..then they will appear as cherokee symbols..and not just american keyboard entries.
just for fun..the word of the day is bearfoot since bear is yo-na Yn pronounced yo-nah (Yn on the english keyboard) and foot is tsu-na #n pronounced chew-nah (#n on the english keyboard) then bearfoot would be yo-na-chew-nah or Yn#n
osiyo Yona Tsuna! dohejen! (hello bearfoot how are you?"
yo-na-chew-nah....that one cracks me up. And fits me perfectly. I selected my name because I never wear shoes. Then I grow up being "Den Mother" to many of the world and people who need me in it. Thank you for your lessons. I will download soon, so I know what this font is, and how it works. Where can I go to hear the Cherokee language spoken? Are there websites that share the audio with stories?
this is a word that I have just come on..I think it is eastern band dialect. They write it "duyuktv" but that is not so easy to do ... I am trying to find out if there is a Western version right now the closest I can get is: du-yu-g'-Tlv which would sound like "do-you-(k-sound)-(T-sound)-Lun"
I know the eastern use the syllabary but so far have not found it written..so until I can correct this.. the best I can do is j=g< (on the keyboard j=g<)
the definition? BALANCE..TRUTH..JUSTICE..THE RIGHT WAY..THE CHEROKEE WAY
pretty cool..if you know the characters for this..just let me know
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Post by Lone4eagle on Feb 19, 2009 20:48:58 GMT -6
I thought of a way to take care of "printing pages" for those who want to make a language book.
White Eagle could start a "printing thread" and all the language lessons copied into it...make them bold or larger size so, can be read easily as printed. Then White Eagle can print them out and make a book...no posting comments in that printing thread though...but you could post here always.
Many Cherokee say that we fail in what we attempt because we try to do things alone. ..a-ne-lo-ta-nun ap]tn. They would consider themselves truly blessed if they had a specal person to help them...a guiding, helping person who lives in this world but whose spirit is in the heavens...Ga-lun La-ti gk wT..literally a "Heaven Dweller"... such a person is called "un-da-di-lv-quo-ta-nun" icdk?tm
I have been avoiding this..but at long last I am going to try my hand at the rather complicated system of prefixes and suffixes. For example by changing one or two syllables you can ask for something that is "hard", "flexible", "of indeterminate shape", "dead", "alive with the skin on", "long and thin" etc...
SO.....in honor of White Eagle and everyone else here..lets look at a simple one..the word FRIEND.
I listen to music..all the time..all day long..native american and classical mostly but also gospel, jazz and even some country..(I love the one about the dad who tells his daughters date that he will be up all night cleaning his gun)
And music effects me greatly..I love the soundtracks to films like Saving Private Ryan or Glory but perhaps no music is more powerful than what the cherokee call di-ka-no-gi-dv (dee-kaw-no-gi-dun) dkZfr(keyboard dKZfr) things like the voice of a child singing to no one but themself..or the sound of a brook laughing at our mistakes..or the call of a dove in the early morning.
dikanogidv...the music of the soul.
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There are a couple of things that are not correct. the one that stands out is the Ts sound is more J sound as in Jaybird, Jelly, jump so if we had TSI it would be Jee the TSA could be Jah TSO would be Joe TSU would be Jew TSV would be Juh and so on. Wado Ayv dinadanvtli
actually your ts should give a J sound more than the ch sound. Also the eastern dialect is spoke backwards more than the western dialect if you were to want to say little hawk it would be Tawodi usdi which would mean the hawk is little or small, with the western dialect you could say usdi tawodi. The Eastern is also know as the Big Cove. dohiyi Awanita62
Star ocean: Hey everyone!
Apr 2, 2019 4:33:10 GMT -6
noname: Earthlover,When i first started i went through Family Search. Star with what you know and work backwards. I also have storiez from family members. That led me to find my Cherokee great grandmother on my father side from South Carolina.and Blackfoot on my M
Feb 13, 2019 9:01:19 GMT -6
twoblades: Hi Chuck. I am Cherokee and we use the word A'ho as the closing to our prayer. Wado is "western dialect Cherokee" but we use it in the "Eastern dialect" as well because it is recognized.
Apr 16, 2018 21:45:30 GMT -6
twoblades: I came here after looking for info about the colors in the "Medicine Wheel". My Grandmother was Cherokee. My Grandfather was Choctaw. I am Cherokee thru my mother and grandmother.
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cherokeebutterfly: Good Day. I just found this page and would like to know more about my ancestry. It is my belief according to my online genealogy that Cherokee Chief John Bowles is my 6th or 7th generation grandfather. I have found other Bowles members that say the same.
Mar 25, 2018 13:17:19 GMT -6
riverkid05: Hello! My name is "riverkid05" new here, 1/2 Cherokee, my father of course was a full blood and my mother white......made for a strange life LOL...raised on the Colville res and the rest of my time spent in white society it kept life interesting. My fathe
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nathan184: Hello, everyone!
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chuck: Also, I have read that the Cherokee do not use this word A'HO as thank you, but uses the word wado.
Nov 24, 2017 15:52:51 GMT -6
chuck: I have studied the word A'HO and have read in studies that various tribes use this word as greeting, thank you, or ending in prayer. However in further study I read that this is not true and that this word is not real or used. Any thoughts?
Nov 24, 2017 15:50:50 GMT -6
calipharun: never look DNA. that stuf is confusing since the whole world is related. god made us from different sands colors. and adam had all the genetics that were spread trough his children.
Nov 2, 2017 7:48:10 GMT -6
kittyville: For msroberts - Preston H & Susan VClark are my 4-5th great grandparents.Legend was that we are Cherokee.My DNA shows that we are African & White, with very little Native American.See DNA 2010 study of Cherokee in North Carolina reservation. It's true.
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lizardbreath: This does not seem to be a very active list. Is the owner still around?
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lizardbreath: Hello Allemaal, I am LizardBreath. Originally from Alabama, I now reside in Holland. I am 69 years old, I'm of Cherokee descent on my paternal side. I have a 5 year old daughter, and a Dutch wife. I have invaded Europe and I intend to take over the place.
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vhelm1954: Hi there! My name is Vicki, and I live in Meade County, Kentucky. Two years ago, when my husband passed, I decided to move here where the only family I have left, lives.
I have been told all my life about my "Cherokee great-grandmother", but have never
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