Cherokee Syllabry

The Cherokee alphabet is written in the syllabry form. A syllabry is an alphabet in which each letter in a word stands for a whole syllable (such as "ga" ) instead of a single letter (such as "g"). With the exception of the letters "s,a,e,i,o,u, & v". Cherokee is a complete syllabry. Cherokee words can almost always be spelled as they are pronounced.

Vowel Pronunciation

a = a as in father

e = e as the a in lay, or short e as in net (not used much)

i = long e as in feed, or short i as in it (used a lot at end of words)

o = oh sound

u = long u as in rule, or short u as in cut

v = un as in run

ts = ch as in chirp

g = approaches the sound of k....and visa versa

t = approaches the sound of d....and visa versa