Trip so far: 31hr 09min, 2189.7 mi Friday: 1:20pm CST to 5:47pm CST Seven weeks down, three to go! Our final language session with Jerry ended at 1:00pm on Friday, and we immediately piled into the car with Missouri in our sights. Our final week of Cherokee live-language study went wonderfully, revealing most of the […]
Let the last minute planning sessions commence! Have we recorded enough Cherokee stories to use in grammar analysis? How are we doing on double-checking all those nouns for written accuracy? Are we fairly confident we’ve collected enough material on what makes questions different from commands? And do any of us have the slightest clue what […]
Our latest newsletter was emailed out this past Friday. If you would like to sign up for future editions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Isn’t it crazy how time flies? Of our seven weeks studying Cherokee here in Tahlequah, only two remain… yet as I page through my database of Cherokee words and phrases, I […]
So much meaning in life is determined by context – by considering the surrounding information, rather than just the part at which you’re staring. This is an indispensable principle in Bible interpretation: it is critically important to know who is being addressed (and why!) before applying a verse to your own life. This week, our […]
What a crazy week! Our first of three two-week study ‘cycles’ has ended (our first week was considered a warm-up), and a whole lot has been happening! We now move on from pursuing material that was set out for us in advance, and start pursuing our own goals within this language study.
Another busy week of Cherokee study done, and another set of new discoveries made! I (Jordan) am amazed to find how greatly my ability to distinguish important ‘non-English’ sounds has grown!
One week down, the second underway… and things have officially gotten serious in our linguistics analysis of the Cherokee language!
At 6:53 this morning, we slowly started rolling down Amy’s parents’ driveway – farewells still being shouted through the window, and nearly ten hours of driving awaiting us today. Our minivan was packed to the gills, carrying with us all of the necessities we’ll use over four months on the road. We’ve known this day […]