Yesterday I posted about Chelsea Falin’s new release, today she comes to the blog as a guest to speak about an element from her new book, Personal Growth.


Cover photo Chelsea Hammond


A Lesson In Choctaw


My main character in the ‘Growing Roots’ series, Willie, begins to learn her native language as a way to further embrace her culture, so I thought I would give everyone reading a brief lesson in Choctaw. While I do not speak the language fluently, I myself have endeavored to learn it, as it is also one of my own two native languages- the other being Tsalagi, the Cherokee language.


Choctaw is actually quite a complex language, despite the fact that it uses the Latin alphabet (with some variation, of course). The grammar and such involved takes years and years to learn, so we won’t really delve into that today. I will teach you…

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