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Expectations of a Cherokee (Part 1/3)

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    These are called "Cherokee Cultural behaviors" and are expected to be followed by most cherokees, altough they are expectations present in most socities. I will write it out in cherokee then in english if you are a learner. Here it goes. Please note that this is not an exact translation, but it's english equivalent, otherwise it would sound a bit odd.

    ᏣᎳᎩ ᏳᎾᏛ ᏁᎵᏓᏍᏘ

    Cherokee Cultural Behaviours

    1.) ᏣᎳᎩ: ᎤᏔᎾᏯ ᎧᏅᏑᎸ ᏯᏯᎠ ᎢᎬᏱ ᎤᏬᏂᎯᏍᏗ ᎠᎵᏍᎪᎸᏓᏁᏗ.

    ᎩᎵᏏ: When an elder is in the room, they are allowed to talk first.

    2.) ᏣᎳᎩ: ᏣᏍᎩᎮ ᎯᏍᎪᎵ ᏓᏁᎮᏍᏗ ᎤᏔᎾᏯᎢ.

    ᎩᎵᏏ: You offer your chair to an elder.

    3.) ᏣᎳᎩ: ᎠᎹ ᎯᎾᏦᎮᎮᏍᏗ ᎤᏔᎾᏯᎢ.

    ᎩᎵᏏ: You bring water to an elder

    4.) ᏣᎳᎩ: ᏧᏅᏔᎾ ᏯᏂᏬᏂᎭ ᎤᎾᏁᎳᎩ ᎨᏎᏍᏗ ᎠᏂᏬᏂᏍᎬᎢ.

    ᎩᎵᏏ: When elders are talking, you leave them alone to talk

    5.) ᏣᎳᎩ: ᏝᏃ ᎢᎬᏱᏗᏜ ᎢᏗᏛᏁᏗ ᏱᎩ ᏧᎾᏔᏯ ᏓᎾᏣᏃᎮᏍᎬ.

    ᎩᎵᏏ: You do not interrupt the older people that are talking.

    Can't read cherokee? Check out my post here on how to read and write your name in cherokee https://www.duolingo.com/comment/10757676

    Wanna practice that newly acquired knowledge? Here are my posts on nations of the world in cherokee https://www.duolingo.com/comment/10999376

    Part 2 and 3 will be coming soon. If you can not see the letters, you may be on your android phone. You can see these letters if you have an apple device or computer, along with other devices. You can also download a cherokee font from the cherokee nation or other places.

    October 13, 2015

    5 Comments


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Halmano

    I thought ᎠᎹ was salt?


    [deactivated user]

      It is, but they are pronounced diffirently.

      Water= ạ²ma (ạ is a short vowel and ² represents a normal pitch)

      Salt= a³ma ( ³ meaning indicates a high tone or pitch)


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CHarrell13

      Oooooh. The syllabary doesn't indicate tone? Yowch, at least for second-language learners.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mizinamo

      This is one of the points in the debate among proponents of various spelling systems for Cornish. Keep it "authentic" (by keeping the spelling close to traditional mediæval Cornish upon which the revival is based) or create something that will make it easier for second-language learners (= 99.5% of speakers....) to attain a correct pronunciation, by having separate spellings for separate sounds?


      [deactivated user]

        Yeah, the biggest downside to Cherokee.

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