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Ruth Bradley Holmes is an independent researcher, linguist, and writer working to preserve the Cherokee language.

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5.0 out of 5 stars osdadv! 13 Dec. 2000
By Michael Polich - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I began learning Cherokee with this book over a decade ago. Growing up in Illinois, I didn't have a Cherokee community around that I could learn from. Over the years this book has became absolutely invaluable to me. I have read almost all the Cherokee language books written, and this is definitely one of the best. When I finally did get to Oklahoma to work on my Master's, I was actually able to talk to Cherokees in Cherokee largely through the rules of grammar, sentence structure, etc. that this book taught me. I also learned the syllabary through this book. Well worth a look.
42 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely the best resource of its type. 29 April 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is the best primer on both spoken and written Cherokee. There have been other attempts to write language instruction in Cherokee; all the others that I have seen are too complex...attempting to teach too much, too fast.
Cherokee is so unlike English, in terms of grammar and syntax, that learning the language is difficult; however, the difficulty is minimized by starting slowly and building vocabulary first. The optional accompanying cassettes should be a big help.
One caveat: this book teaches the dialect common in Oklahoma. Eastern Cherokee is slightly different, but if you learn the western dialect, folks in North Carolina will be able to understand you.
21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Beggars can't be choosers 15 Sept. 2003
By Tochiginoshugyosha - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Of the limited selection of Cherokee language materials available, this is by far the best and most comprehensive. Having said as much, we must acknowledge its many weak points. The chapters in this book are chock full of vocabulary, but the words, phrases and chapters are presented in a way that keeps each unit more or less isolated from the others. There is no real cohesive progression. In addition, the vocabulary of the book is very noun oriented. Cherokee is a very 'verb language'. After much study with this book, you are likely to know many, many words and still be generally confused as to how to create your own sentences from them. The book doesn't devote enough time to teaching the all important and challenging (to european language speakers) verb prefixes and suffixes. This book also lacks units that allow the study of the language beyond one word or phrase. Some paragraphs or stories would have been useful if they were appropriately graded. The text has several typos which cause some confusion. The syllabary is introduced, but the book never abandons phonetic spellings. Yet inspite of these many shortcomings, this text is a must for any serious student of the cherokee language. It also might be of interest to those interested in contrastive linguistics.
33 of 37 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great introduction to cherokee. 3 Dec. 1998
By rcsar@ou.edu - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
we use this book in my intro to cherokee class. i especially like the fact that it integrates the syllabary, as we do not yet do that in my class. however, it could use more exercises to check comprehension.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely the best resource of its type. 29 April 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is the best primer on both spoken and written Cherokee. There have been other attempts to write language instruction in Cherokee; all the others that I have seen are too complex...attempting to teach too much, too fast.
Cherokee is so unlike English, in terms of grammar and syntax, that learning the language is difficult; however, the difficulty is minimized by starting slowly and building vocabulary first. The optional accompanying cassettes should be a big help.
One caveat: this book teaches the dialect common in Oklahoma. Eastern Cherokee is slightly different, but if you learn the western dialect, folks in North Carolina will be able to understand you.
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