What Are Some Good Resources for Translating English to Cherokee?


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Resources for translating English into Cherokee include the "Cherokee-English Dictionary" by Durbin Feeling, the "New English-Cherokee Dictionary" by Brian Wilkes and online dictionaries such as those at Cherokee.org. Dictionaries provide the Cherokee words and definitions in Latin script, Cherokee script or both.

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Durbin's book first appeared in 1975 and includes a Cherokee language study guide in addition to translations for hundreds of words. Wilkes' dictionary does not include words in the Cherokee script. The Cherokee.org website provides other Cherokee language tools, such as online language classes and a download of the Cherokee script as a computer font.

Because the structure of the English and Cherokee varies significantly, translating single words or short phrases from one language to another does not always create intelligible sentences or paragraphs.

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