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Single Reclist Cherokee CVVC Reclist 2.0

This's is the fully released Cherokee oto and reclist. This page will fully explain how to successfully utilize the resource, and how to use it afterwards.

Reclist:

CVVC:
mam
mem
mim
mom
mum
mvm
s_ma
mlaml
mleml
mliml
mloml
mluml
mlvml
s_mla
tat
tet
tit
tot
tut
tvt
s_ta
tlatl
tletl
tlitl
tlotl
tlutl
tlvtl
s_tla
tsats
tsets
tsits
tsots
tsuts
tsvts
s_tsa
dad
ded
did
dod
dud
dvd
s_da
dladl
dledl
dlidl
dlodl
dludl
dlvdl
s_dla
sas
ses
sis
sos
sus
svs
s_sa
nan
nen
nin
non
nun
nvn
s_na
lal
lel
lil
lol
lul
lvl
s_la
yay
yey
yiy
yoy
yuy
yvy
s_ya
waw
wew
wiw
wow
wuw
wvw
s_wa
kak
kek
kik
kok
kuk
kvk
s_ka
hhahh
hhehh
hhihh
hhohh
hhuhh
hhvhh
s_hha
hah
heh
hih
hoh
huh
hvh
s_ha
hnahn
hnehn
hnihn
hnohn
hnuhn
hnvhn
s_hn
hwahw
hwehw
hwihw
hwohw
hwuhw
hwvhw
s_hwa
hyahy
hyehy
hyihy
hyohy
hyuhy
hyvhy
s_hya
gag
geg
gig
gog
gug
gvg
s_ga

CVV:
mai
tai
tsai
sai
nai
lai
yai
kai
hhai
hai
mue
tue
tsue
sue
nue
yue
lue
kue
hhue
hue
mua
tua
tsua
sua
nua
lua
yua
kua
hhua
hua

V_V:
a
a_
a a
a e
a i
a o
a u
a v
e
e_
e a
e e
e i
e o
e u
e v
i
i_
i a
i e
i i
i o
i u
i v
o
o_
o a
o e
o i
o o
o u
o v
u
u_
u a
u e
u i
u o
u u
u v
v
v_
v a
v e
v i
v o
v u
v v

Cherokee has no vowel to vowel movements. They are always separated by a consonant unless switching words, in which case there would be a pause.

Pronunciation:
The vowels are basically the same as the Japanese.
a=a in father
e=e in kept
i=ee in keep
o=o in coke
u=ou in you
v=like a British person saying aught.
Each vowel also has a sample ending in '. This is not a vocal fry, but rather an abrupt stop of the vowel. This is needed for the language itself as some words have a distinctly short vowel.

The consonants are mostly the same as in the English language. I will list the one that is not.
hh=an optional consonant. A guttural h almost like the German 'ach'.

Translating a Song into Cherokee(Notes on Cherokee Grammer):
△ Predicates: These are mostly unused in Cherokee. Words such as is, or do. They are simply unnecessary to the structure of the sentence.

Examples of Predicates: Is, a, do.

△ Questions: These are simple, add suffixes to the first word of the sentence.

Suffixes: sgo, s, tsu, and ge.

There is a bit of a structure change as well, instead of 'do you speak cherokee?', the cherokee version translates to 'speak cherokee?'

Tsalagisgo hiwoniha?
Do you speak Cherokee?

△ Negatives With Verbs: Add either 'gesdi', or 'tla' directly before the verb. Add 'yi-' to the beginning of the verb if it begins with a consonant.. If the verb begins with a vowel, just add 'y-'. Example: uduliha = yuduliha. tsaduliha = yitsaduliha.

I don't know what defines whether or not one used gesdi or tla, but here are some examples from the website linked below.

ama uduliha. - S/he, it wants [some] water.
ama gesdi yuduliha. - S/he, it doesn't want water.
kawi agwaduliha. - I want [some] coffee.
kawi tla yagwaduliha. - I don't want coffee.

△Negatives With Nouns and Adjectives: Add gesdi before the noun. After the noun, another word is added to specify the tense.
Present: yigi
Past: yigisei
Future: yigesesdi

Hia wesa. - This is a cat.
Hia gesdi wesa yigi. - This is not a cat.
Osda gesv'i. - It was good.
Gesdi osd yigisei. - It wasn't good.

△ Plurals: For plurals, a different prefix is added depending on the properties of the noun.

Animate: Add ani. If the word starts with a vowel, replace the vowel with the i in ani. When referring to a person (i.e Uncle), switch the prefix to tsu.
asgaya = anisgaya

Inanimate: The same rules apply. Use a prefix of di or tsu. I don't know when to use each, sorry.

Non-possessive: Use prefix of du or da. Again, I don't know when to use which.

Word List: http://www.cherokee.org/About-The-Nation/Cherokee-Language/Dikaneisdi-Word-List
Questions: http://www.culturev.com/cherokee/questions.html
Negatives: http://www.culturev.com/cherokee/negatives.html
Plurals: http://www.culturev.com/cherokee/plural.html
http://www.culturev.com/cherokee/grammar.html
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