ᏦᎭᎾ ᏣᏑᏰᏓ ᎻᎩᏍ ᏫᏍ --life long Student of the Eastern Cherokee Dialect (Giduwa) dedicating time to helping others to learn and speak the Eastern Dialect & proud GRANDMA! twitter -- https://twitter.com/tsasuyed
"The increasing scarcity of Native-language speakers has assigned the responsibility of Native language instruction to the school, instead of the home or community. When the Native language teacher is almost the only source of Native language input, and the instruction time allocated to Native language teaching is limited, the learners are not to blame for their limited progress in fluency and accuracy. "
At the top of the page, select a language from the "Gmail display language" drop-down menu in the "Language" section. Scroll DOWN to nearly the end (see pic) and select the Cherokee option.
Click SaveChanges at the bottom of the page.
The Gmail interface will appear in the language of your choice after you click Save Changes. Remember, your Gmail's display language doesn't affect the language in which your messages are sent and received.
Earlier today I posted a WOTD on my linked in/twitter -- that word was BIBLE.
Word of the Day (WOTD) ᏧᎭᎨᏓᎪᏪᎵ
I posted it 2 hours ago.
At that time I did NOT know about this project!
PURPOSE: Practice reading Cherokee Syllabary
Come, Ye Disconsolate
Scripture: Jeremiah 31:3
Thomas Moore, pub.1816
arr. by Thomas Hastings, pub.1831
TUNE: Beebe, Walter O. Wilkinson, 1895,
Copyright: Public Domain
u yo i tsa da nv ti hna quo e tse na, i tsa gu yv hv hi e tsi lu tsi, na sgi u wa sv hi yu ge tsi nv wo di, ni ga dv u yo i tsa da nv dv.
e tse na tle gi yu i tsi s ga nv tsv hi, tsi sa ga lo ne dv e tsi lu tsi, gi gv ga lv quo di u i wo tse lv hi, ge tso sv le di i tsi s ga nv tsv.
ORIGINAL ENGLISH VERSION:
Come, ye disconsolate, where’er ye languish,
Come, at the shrine of God fervently kneel;
Here bring your wounded hearts; here tell your anguish;
Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.
Joy of the desolate, light of the straying,
Hope when all others die, fadeless and pure;
Here speaks the Comforter, in God’s name saying,
“Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot cure.”
Come, ask the infidel what boon he brings us,
What charm for aching hearts he can reveal,
Sweet is that heavenly promise Hope sings us—
“Earth has no sorrow that God cannot heal.”
CHEROKEE TRANSLATION AS SUNG:
1. Those of you who feel bad, now go; He paid for you, come to him. that you may come to him alone that you may be healed by him alone all of you who feel bad.
2. come right away all you sinners, come to Jesus the anointed one. Blood poured from the beloved one. He has cleansed you from your sins
without consolation or comfort; unhappy.
sad, unhappy, doleful, woebegone, dejected, downcast, downhearted, despondent, dispirited, crestfallen, cast down, depressed, down, disappointed, disheartened, discouraged, demoralized, low-spirited, forlorn, in the doldrums, melancholy, miserable, long-faced, glum, gloomy;
blue, choked, down in/at the mouth, down in the dumps, in a blue funk;
Even if English is your first or primary language, do you speak it perfectly every time?
No! when we converse, we sometimes stammer, stutter, or even mix up words.
We may say things backwards or use the wrong figure of speech; our verb and subject tenses may not match and sometimes our sentences are missing important parts of speech or run on and on (like this one!)
we don't stop talking just because we make mistakes.
We should talk- using Cherokee-- even though we are not speaking it perfectly.
Talk. Use Cherokee. Don't worry if you get it wrong or forget something.
And you speakers -- thank you for letting us make mistakes without making us feel small.
Thank you speakers for not making fun of us or belittling our attempts.
Thank you speakers for encouraging us and struggling to understand our broken speech.
Thank you for not poking fun at us while we try to learn.
Thank you! (SGI!)
translation of above quote:
[Phyllis Edwards] said it’s not important that the children always speak proper Cherokee as long as the elder speakers can understand them and there is communication occurring.
“In each community the language is spoken differently, and there’s dialects, and I think it can be wrong. I mean, so long as two people can communicate with each other and understand what is being said, I think that’s fine,” she said. [Cherokee Nation translation specialists Phyllis Edwards]
1. in any case; anyhow; nonetheless; regardless:
Whether you like it or not, I'm going anyway.
2. (used to continue or resume the thread of a story or account):
Anyway, we finally found a plumber who could come right over.
Meaning: in any manner, by any means or method, regardless, somehow, nonetheless
Anyhow, at all, at any rate, ever, however, in any case, in any manner, in any event, nevertheless
More words related to anyway
adv. by any means
any which way
at any rate
in any case
in any respect
in any way
in either way
in one way or another
in whatever way
under any circumstances
Use "anyway" and "Whatever" in your conversations this week- but use the Cherokee form of it!
Small Groups help adult learners to speak Cherokee
Each week, they meet and greet one another in ancient Cherokee phrases.
As they gather around the coffee pot, they practice more phrases, occasionally falling silent as they consider what would be the right way to say something.
Afterwards, coffee cups in hand, they settle into comfortable chairs and watch a language video together.
When it finishes, they each take a turn practicing what was just covered in the short clips.
After a few rounds of repeating phrases, they finish one more cup of coffee, shake hands, and express in Cherokee that they will all meet again.
Small groups like these are forming and meeting all over the southeastern United States, especially in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee.
These areas were once undeniably Cherokee lands but for nearly two centuries, the language has not been spoken there.
All of that is changing as these adult learners meet and practice speaking with one another.
They then return to their families and friends and pass on what they have learned, widening the spread of the language.
Gone are the days of individuals laboring over a book, alone and unaided.
The popular youtube videos and computer resources like the CNO website available today have allowed people to hear the words from speakers in Oklahoma and in North Carolina.
The language is returning to the homeland it once filled.
u ne la nv hi u we tsi
i ga gu yv he i
hna quo tso sv
wi u lo se
i ga gu yv ho nv
a se no i
u ne tse i
i yu no du le nv
ta li ne dv
tsi lu tsi li,
u dv ne u ne tsv
e la ni gv
dv li squa di
ga lu tsv ha i yu
ni ga dv da ye di go i
a ni e la ni gv
u na da nv ti a ne hv
do dv ya nv hi li,
tso sv na quo ni go hi lv
do hi wa ne he s di.