Cherokee Language Word/Phrase Lists
Cherokee Syllabary and Pronunciation Guide
Sounds Represented by Vowels
a, as a father, or short as in a rival
e, as a in mate, or short as e in met
i, as i in picture, or short as i in pit o, as o in note, approaching aw in law
u, as oo in fool, or short as u in put
v, as u in but, nasalized
g nearly as in English, but approaching to k. d nearly as in English but approaching to t.
h, k, l, m, n, q, s, t, w, y, as in English. *** Syllables beginning with g except (ga)
have sometimes the power of k. *** (go), (du), (dv) are sometimes sounded to, tu, tv
and syllables written with tl except (tla) sometimes vary to dl.
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