Single Reclist Cherokee CVVC Reclist 2.0

A guide on using and recording a cherokee voicebank.

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    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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