Cherokee Syllabary Pronunciation Key
Compiled by B. Warren
Vowel Sounds Cherokee Word Example
a as a in father a-tsi-la (fire)
e as a in way e-lo-hi (world-earth)
i as e in bee i-ga (day)
o as o in oh o-s-da (good)
u as oo in pool u-s-ti (baby)
v as u in huh – nasalized gv-ni-ge (black)
Note: ts makes a j sound

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