A Conversation for History of the Cherokee Language


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Since you speak at length of the writing system, you might list the vowels and consonants and any exceptions to the syllabary (such as, for instance, a lone |s| as one of them).

The consonants he used: 0 (that is, no consonant), g, h, l, m, n, kw, s, d, tl, ts, w, y.

The vowels he used: a, e, i, o, u, V (that is, the sound in "nut").

The exceptions: dla, hna, nah, s, ta, ti, te.

(from Nat-Lang archives)


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