Biography of the World's Greatest Linguists Sequoyah
About the biography of Cherokee Indian Sequoyah one of the greatest linguists in history and the world.
THE WORLD'S GREATEST LINGUISTS
This American Cherokee Indian is the only person in history known to have invented an alphabet for a living language. It took Sequoyah 12 years to invent his 86-character alphabet, or syllabary, to represent the sound of spoken Cherokee. The alphabet was so logical and simple that it could be learned in a few days, and it made many thousands of the illiterate Cherokee population literate within a matter of months!
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