Thursday, June 2, 2011

Cherokee Alphabet, USA

One VERY cool card! Which I believe I had received as a swap..in 2009...but im not quite sure...so you see, this is what happens when one delays posting of cards for so long...plus when they are blank on the back...th 'blank' thing means that most probably the card is a swap, however, not always it can be a guarantee coz I had received tags and officials this way too...as well as lovely small surprises...

AGAYUH (a-ga-yuh): Agayuh is an English word for the Cherokee alphabet invented by the Sequoyah. The word is pronounced nearly the same in both Cherokee and English. 'Agayuh' is to Cherokee as 'alphabet' is to English.If a list of words were to be arranged in the sequence of the alphabet, they would be arranged from 'a' through 'b' through 'z'. If a list of words were to be arranged in the sequence of agayuh, they would be arranged from 'a' through 'ga' (down in columns) to 'yah' (yv).

Pronunciation of the Agayuh (in words the pronunciation may be different)

a - as in 'ah'
e - as in 'they'
i - as in 'ski'
g - as in 'go'
o - as in 'note'
u - as in 'true'
v - as 'uh' in 'huh'
ts - as 'j' in 'jaw'

d, h, k, l, m, qu, s, t, w, y as in English

I have to say that this whole explanation from the back of the card made me go 'V'???? However, it still makes a great cool card!    

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