Language name: CHEROKEE
UPSID number: 6781
Alternate name(s):
Classification: North American, Keresiouan, Iroquoian
This language has 17 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.535541933 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
The language has these sounds: ? d g dz h S m n l j w i "e a "o u "@~
Comment: North Carolina dialect. Cherokee is spoken in parts of eastern Oklahoma and also in western North Carolina. Clusters of /h/ + voiced consonant are phonetically voiceless counterparts of the voiced C. Such clusters often arise from a metathesis process switching /h, ?/ and a resonant. A more superficial account might posit a whole set of voiceless consonants.
Source(s): Bender, E. and Harris, Z.S. 1946. The Phonemes of North Carolina Cherokee. International Journal of American Linguistics 12/1: 14-21.
Walker, W. 1975. Cherokee. In Studies in SE Indian Languages. (James M. Crawford, ed.) University of Georgia Press, Athens.
Cook, W.H. 1979. A Grammar of North Carolina Cherokee. PhD dissertation, Yale.

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