Friday, July 3, 2009

Your Holiday Gift!

Guyequoni Tsoinei ko'iga
Today is July 3rd


For Memorial Day, I posted a video of the Cherokee version of America The Beautiful. I've posted the song with full lyrics so you can follow along and learn. That's right, a Cherokee Karaoke channel! (Chero-yokee?)

My computer is near the end of its lifespan, and I'm hearing skips in the audio that I don't remember in the original. Can't tell if it's my computer or the video, so if it sounds skippy to you, please let me know.

Also, I had a question this week:

“I have tried to take your course of Speak Cherokee but I don't have any luck. I can't get the payment part to work. I don't have a computer, only a phone. It says "too large" and won't work."

Unfortunately, Speak Cherokee was not designed to be accessed from an iPhone or Smart Phone, only from a computer. Without a computer, there's not a good way to make online payment. Yes, I take checks or money orders for 6 or 12 month enrollments, but without a computer, you still won't be able to access the course.

Lesson Three and Test Three will be completed in July, my target to finish all ten lessons and tests is the end of the year. One of the keys to learning and retention is to USE the language everyday. Sheer repetition, and linkage of the words to the environment you see every day make the difference. Lessons three and four will be keyed to vocabulary you may use around the house and surrounding outdoors.

Have a wonderful, safe Fourth of July!

Brian Wilkes

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