Sovereign Amonsoquath Band of Cherokee

 CHEROKEE  SYLLABARY

"The written Cherokee language,
is a legacy worth preserving."

Sequoyah
(about 1760-62)

The Cherokee Alphabet and Pronunciation Guide
a, a e, ` i, ~ o, q u, Q v, A
ga, s ka, n ge, 1 gi, ! go, w gu, W gv, S
ha, d he, 2 hi, @ ho, e hu, E hv, D
la, f le, 3 li, # lo, r lu, R lv, F
ma, g me, 4 mi, $ mo, t mu, T
na, h hna, m nah, X ne, 5 ni, % no, y nu, Y nv, G
qua, j que, 6 qui, ^ quo, u quu, U quv, H
sa, k s, C se, 7 si, & so, i su, I sv, J
da, l ta, / de, 8 te, 9 di, * ti, ( do, o  du, O dv, K
dla, V tla, Z tle, 0 tli, ) tlo, p tlu, P tlv, L
tsa, B tse, < tsi, _ tso, [  tsu, { tsv, N
wa, v we, > wi, + wo, ]  wu, } wv, M
ya, b ye, \ yi, | yo, z yu, x yv, c


Sounds Represented by Vowels
a, as a in father, or short as a in rival o, as o in note, approaching aw in law
e, as a in hate, or short as e in met u, as oo in fool, or short as u in pull
i, as i in pique, or short as i in pit v, as u in but, nasalized


Consonant Sounds

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