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Sadly, the BYKI flashcards that used to be on this site are no more. The company that produced the very useful program was bought out by Transparent Language and BYKI flashcards were discontinued shortly afterwards.
However, be sure to check out the word breakdowns that are interspersed throughout the website!

ᎤᏚᎵᎭ uduli - S/he wants it.
ᏅᏬᏘ ᎠᏆᏚᎵᎭ ᏥᏍᎪᎵ ᎠᏇᎯᏍᏓᏁ. - I want some medicine for my headache.

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The reportative ending on Cherokee verbs works like the past tense ending "v'i" and is often used in stories. It is a past tense form that carries the idea of "this is what I was told" or "this is what I heard". The ᎡᎢ "e'i" syllables are used in this suffix. In colloquial speech the final 'i' is usually dropped.

ᎤᏴᏣ ᎨᏎᎢ (uyvtsa gese'i) "it was cold, I was told."
ᎤᏬᏂᏎᎢ (uwonise'i) "s/he spoke, so I heard."
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Learn the Cherokee Language!

This web site is for Cherokee language learners at the intermediate beginner level and above. It is recommended to have (mostly) learned the Cherokee Syllabary, some words, and a few basics of Cherokee grammar. There are simple dialogues and also more advanced stories on this site with vocabulary. In addition, you will find some basic explanations of Cherokee grammar and Verb Pages with many verbs conjugated with all five stems. (Working on getting all of them fleshed out!). Audio files and podcasts are available to help with the sounds of Cherokee.

The Cherokee represented on this site is mostly the Eastern version spoken on the Qualla Boundary in North Carolina but some stories are in the Oklahoma Western version.

The Raven Rock Dictionary is the first ever dictionary realization of the word list in Duane King's 1975 dissertation on the Eastern Cherokee dialect of the Qualla Boundary! Verbs are shown with the 5 principal stems as in D. Feeling's & W. Pulte's workhorse Cherokee-English Dictionary.
The Raven Rock Cherokee-English Dictionary is currently out of print while it is being revised and updated but you can still download a free PDF of the most current revision of the RRD using this link: Click here The words and definitions from the Raven Rock Dictionary are also included in the Cherokee Online Dictionary. To navigate to it, Click Here.

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