Your Grandmother's Cherokee

Preserving the Cherokee language, one word at a time.

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SALE! Online language classes are on sale for half price for the new year. Use this coupon at checkout: ATSE17.

 

Your Grandmother’s Cherokee is a new way to understand and speak Cherokee language. Courses provide step by step instruction. Our online language classes follow national curriculum guidelines established by the American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Check out the course demo with a sample materials and lessons for GO and LOVE.  

 

 

 

 

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Make a Word Subscription (Monthly)

Put together the word you want to say with this fun, user-friendly page. Use buttons to choose who is doing the action, what is happening, and when it's happening. The result gives you the word in English, Cherokee phonetics, and syllabary, as well as a definition and example sentence. Hear the syllables pronounced with audio. More than 80,000 possible words using ten persons, twelve tenses, positive and negative.

Optimized for use on smartphones, tablets, and computers.

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Dictionary Subscription (Monthly)

Access more than 80,000 entries by searching in English, Cherokee, or Syllabary. Accented syllables are in bold. Audio syllables give you the sounds. Dictionary entries provide meanings, examples, other dialect forms, and comparisons to other words. More than 150 common root words are included.

Optimized for use on smartphones, tablets, and computers.

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Your Grandmother's Cherokee Level 1

  • You will learn forty root words in the present and command tenses, for all twelve persons. These will include active and non-active root words and those for weather. 
  • You will learn to introduce yourself and talk about your family and where you are from.
  • You will learn to make questions with single words and with suffixes. 
  • You will learn to make sentences negative. 
  • You will learn to make plurals for actions and things.
  • You will learn additional vocabulary words related to the root words and their forms, so that you can read, write, and speak simple sentences to express yourself.  Nogwo Togiasdi gega = Now I am going to Asheville.
  • By the end of the course you will know the equivalent of more than 10,000 English words and will be at a high novice or low intermediate level. (Note: the scope of this course is equal to the first five levels of Spanish in Rosetta Stone.)
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Your Grandmother's Cherokee Level 2

  • You will learn the past and future (at one point in time) tenses for the forty words from Level 1 and will begin to add more root words.  Examples of the new tenses are:  Tomorrow I will go to Cherokee.  Sunalei Ela Wodi dagesi.  Last night he and I went to PainttownUsvhi AniWodiyi oginenvsv'i.
  • You will learn the “to-do-it” form so that you can begin to make more complex sentences.  I want him to go to Bryson City.  Tsalsdoni uwenvsdi agwaduliha.
  • You will expand on your introduction of yourself with more information.
  • You will continue to use questions, plurals, and negatives.
  • By the end of the course you will know the equivalent of more than an additional 20,000 English words. You will be at an intermediate level.
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Make a Word and Dictionary Bundle

Annual Subscription Recommended for Libraries and Institutions

Make A Word has a user-friendly interface for building a Cherokee word. Dictionary is searchable in English, phonetics, and syllabary. Every entry gives you the word in English, Cherokee phonetics, and syllabary, as well as a definition and example sentence. Hear the syllables pronounced with audio.

Contains more than 80,000 entries, which use ten persons, twelve tenses, positive and negative, people doing the action to other people, based on more than 150 verb roots.  Includes nouns, weather words, relatives, places, and other vocabulary.