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Ftiafpi:
Pronuncation Guide #1




SpoilerThe first guide I'm going to have here is a guide on general trouble spots people might have with the Na'vi phonetics.

This guide will walk you through:


* The vowels: a ä e i ì o u
* Diphthongs: ay ey aw ew
* Pseudovowels: ll rr
* Glottal Stop
* Ejectives: kx, tx, px
* Other Consonants: k p t r ts ng
This guide is based off of this guide written by tsrräfkxätu.
I also recommend you check out this IPA guide: http://www.yorku.ca/earmstro/ipa/index.html
Pronuncation Guide #2



SpoilerI was asked to throw up a conversation in Na'vi and decided to take it one step further than that. I made a full fledged pronunciation guide for the following conversation:

Hello brother.
Hello, I see you.
Are you well?
I am well, thanks, and you are well?
I am not very well.
Oh! Eywa be with you, see you soon.
See you soon brother.

Na'vi translation:

Kaltxì ma tsmukan, oel ngati kameie.
Hello [vocative] brother, I-ERG you-ACC see(spiritually)-LAUD.
Hello brother, I see you (spiritually)

Kaltxì, tsun oe ngahu pivängkxo a fì'u oeru prrte’ lu.
Hello, able to I be-with chat that this thing I-DAT pleasure be.
Hello, it is a pleasure to be able to chat with you.

Ngaru lu fpom srak?
You-DAT be wellbeing yes/no?
Are you well?

Oeru lu fpom, irayo, ulte ngaru lu fpom srak?
I-DAT be wellbeing, thanks, and you-DAT be wellbeing yes/no?
I am well, thanks, and you are well?

Oeru ke lu nìtxan fpom.
I-DAT not be much wellbeing.
I am not very well.

Nang! Eywa ngahu, kìyevame.
[Exclamation of surprise] Eywa you-with, see(you)-IMMEDIATE FUTURE
Oh! Eywa be with you, see you soon.

Kìyevame ma tsmukan.
See you-IMMEDIATE FUTURE [vocative] brother.
See you soon brother.

UPDATE: I updated the guide, a little fixing some minor errors and improving my pronunciation a bit in places.
Pronuncation Guide #3



SpoilerSo, finally got another guide out. Sorry for the long delay, I kept getting busy with one thing after another. Hopefully though I can update these a little more regularly now. This guide follows the first few lines from the "getting to know you" section of Dr. Frommer's [url address=www.naviteri.org]Na'vi Teri blog.[/url]
I'll probably make more of these soon. Also, as always, please point out any mistakes in my guide (I'm sure there's plenty) and I will fix them.

Erimeyz:
Cool!  Great content and presentation.

Added to the Pronunciation Guidance wiki page.

  - Eri

Txonyä'ite:
This is so helpful it almost feels like cheating! Thank you so much!

Le'tutean:
damn... as i was getting pretty excited that I was finally getting somewhere with pronunciation, then seen this...ehhh, one hell of a long way before me :-X

anyway, awesome job. it's incredible how well it all sounds when you speak it, and it will be great help to anyone learning nìNa'Vi.

Irayo, ma tsmukan. Eywa ngahu

The__Navi:
Very funny!

Irayo matsukan!

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