Cherokee language facts for kids
The Cherokee do not use the Latin alphabet (ABCs) like English does. Instead, they use their own alphabet, which looks a lot like the ABCs. Each letter represents a different syllable sound. This special alphabet was invented by a Cherokee man named Sequoyah.
Below is a chart of all the letters of the Cherokee alphabet and the sound each one makes.
- In the chart, ‘v’ represents a nasal vowel, which is pronounced like "ung" in "lung".
- The character Ꮩ do is shown upside-down in some fonts. It should look like the Latin letter V.
The Cherokee language uses many prefixes and suffixes.
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