Sunday, January 24, 2016

Intro to Conjunctions

An introduction to Cherokee Conjunctions
In grammar, a conjunction (abbreviated CONJ or CNJ) is a part of speech that connects words, sentences, phrases, or clauses found in the English [Yigilisi] language.

This definition may overlap with that of other parts of speech, so what constitutes a "conjunction" must be defined for different languages.

In general, a conjunction is an invariable grammatical particle, and it may or may not stand between the items in a conjunction.

The definition may also be extended to idiomatic phrases that behave as a unit with the same function, e.g. "as well as", "provided that".

Here is a list of
Cherokee Conjunctions
and their English  [Yigilisi]

Counterparts that you may find helpful:

And / &


ᎠᎴ (western dialect)
 (eastern dialect)
Nor/ or
ᏙᎨ (prounced with hard "g" sound approaching "k"
(a negative is found elsewhere in the sentence in the case of "nor")

NOTE:  while some may use these differently, the 3 elders I discussed this with all affirmed that this is the more correct/ more precise way of using these conjunctions.

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