sorry it took so long! c:

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Oh, yes, by the way...

This was suggested to me a while back and I’m so sorry I didn’t get to it sooner! D: But I shall get to it right away now that I have time off!

Anyhoo, I use some of the Cherokee language on my blog from time to time. Some of my followers have shown interest in the language and have suggested that I do a short tutorial on how the words are pronounced.

In our language, the vowel “a” is pronounced “ah” as in “father”. The vowel “e” is pronounced “ay” like “say”. The vowel “i” is pronounced “ee” as in “police”. The vowel “o” is pronounced “oh” as in “vote”. The vowel “u” is pronounced “oo” like “tuna”. The letter “v” is pronounced with a nasal “uh” like “run”. A “ts” together has the same sound as an English “j” and a “tl” together is a breathy “l” sound. Everything else is the same as English.

Some examples of words:

Uktena (a mythical river serpent in Cherokee mythology): ook-tay-nah

Waya (wolf): wah-yah

Unole (wind): oo-noh-lay

Nvyu (rock): nuh-yoo

Wadulesi (honey): wah-doo-lay-see

Wado (thank you): wah-doh

Osiyo (hello): oh-see-yoh

Just a few examples. And as for the symbols I use with the words, those are part of the Cherokee writing system, which is a syllabary. That means each symbols stands for an entire syllable. And that concludes this tutorial. I hope you guys find it helpful.