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Tìtstewan:
Kaltxì, ma aysngä'iyu! Zola'u nìprrte' fìtseng mì "Aysìpawm a Pawm fko Pxìm" LearnNa'vi.orgyä! :)
Here you can find the outdated thread, hence this is the No. 2.

Grammar FAQ           Pronounciation FAQ           Vocabulary FAQ           Other FAQ


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First, let me write why this thread is written

* Of course, this FAQ will show the beginners the most asked questions about grammar, pronounciation etc.
* In addition, this FAQ provides a good overview for beginners, especially the available resources.
The principle: Everyone helps everyone

* Any worth question should be added here.
* Feel free to ask questions here.Please read this post first before asking a question! Maybe here is a question already listened.


Where should I go first?

Learning resources

* Check out this excellent thread: Appeal to everyone who begins to study Na'vi first.
* For learning materials, please take a look at the Links to useful learning materials - II.
* Visit Tirea Aean's helpful blog! -> Tirea Aean's Blog.
* The Common mistakes for new Na'vi learners to avoid is also a good address.
* Visit the helpful subboards of this Beginner board:

* Vocab / Phrases
* Syntax / Grammar
* Pronunciation / Phonetics
* Prefixes, Infixes and Suffixes
* nìNa'vi Practice Conversations
* The Learning Resources on LearnNa'vi.org is also very helpful:

* Vocabulary
* Grammar
* Phonetics
* Phrases
* Numbers
* If you aren't a native English speaker, you should take a look at the International / Multilingual category:

* 中文 (Chinese)
* Česky (Czech)
* Dansk (Danish)
* Deutsch (German)
* Nederlands (Dutch)
* Español (Spanish)
* Français (French)
* Magyarul (Hungarian)
* Italiano (Italian)
* 日本語 (Japanese)
* Polski (Polish)
* Português (Portuguese)
* Русский (Russian)
* Suomi (Finnish)
* Svenska (Swedish)
* Türkçe (Turkish)
Grammar FAQ

Helpful Infos

* Q: Where I can read more about the Case of the Na'vi language?
A: Here: Na'vi Linguistics: Case, Na'vi Linguistics Practicum: Topicals (I), Easy Guide to Na'vi Prefixes, Infixes,
and Suffixes II or here (category: Na’vi Language References)
* Q: How do I turn things into negative?
A: Take a look at the following links: Easy Guide to Na'vi Prefixes, Infixes, and Suffixes II, here
(category: Na’vi Language References) and on LN Wiki
* Q: Free word order: What is this?
A: Read this thread: Na'vi Linguistics: Free Word Order
* Q: Where is a good thread about the Pronouns?
A: Here: The Pronoun Guide and [For Beginners] Links to useful learning materials - II (category: Na’vi Language References)
* Q: Where I get more information about Tense and Aspect?
A: Here: [For Beginners] Links to useful learning materials - II (category: Na’vi Language References),
Easy Guide to Na'vi Prefixes, Infixes, and Suffixes II and Na'vi Linguistics: Tense and Aspect
* Q: What about idioms?
A: Information about idioms you will find here: Na'vi expressions and idioms
* Q: Which prefixes and suffixes are productive?
A: More about the productive prefixes and suffixes you will find here: Easy Guide to Na'vi Prefixes, Infixes, and Suffixes II
* Q: What are the a attribute/marker, those f-words (fwa, futa, tsawa, etc.)?
A: Take a look at Na'vi Linguistics: The clause-level attributive and adjective marker a

Pronounciation FAQ

Helpful Infos

* Q: Is any audio material available?
A: Yes: Pronunciation / Phonetics -> just read the stickied threads and/or take a look at the Audio board
* Q: Is here a pronuncation guide?
A: Of course: Na'vi Pronunciation Guides
* Q: Where I can find some canonical audio clips?
A: Here: The Audio Corpus, Na'vi Sounds - by Tirea Aean
* Q: Where I can find a guide on the Na’vi alphabet and how to pronounce things?
A: Here: [For Beginners] Links to useful learning materials - II (category: Na’vi Alphabet)
* Q: Where I can find an audio chat in Na’vi?
A: Here: Pängkxo nìNa'vi fa mokri ko! – Na'vi Audio Chat Thread

Vocabulary FAQ

Helpful Infos

* Q: Where are the dictionaries?
A: Here: [For Beginners] Links to useful learning materials - II (category: Dictionary)
* Q: Is a online dictionary available?
A: Yes: Dict-Na'vi.com (multilingual)
* Q: How to say "I have..." in Na'vi?
A: "I have..." is translated in Na'vi as "Lu oeru... / Oeru lu...".
* Q: Where are some examples of sentences?
A: Usually you will find it in the dictionary at "Useful Stock Phrases and Idioms".
Also Dict-Na'vi.com has some examples available. Check out the Pivängkxo nìNa'vi Ko! Beginner Na'vi Chat Thread.
Na'vi Word of the Day has also a list of useful sentences.

Other FAQ

Helpful Infos

* Q: What does IPA means?
A: IPA = International Phonetic Alphabet.
It's a system of phonetic notation - a standard representation of the sounds of a spoken language.
* Q: Where is the LearnNa'vi Wiki?
A: Right here LearnNa'vi Wiki.
* Q: Does this forum have Na'vi (only) sections?
A: Of course yes: nìNa'vi nì'aw, Pamrel nìNa'vi nì'aw and Pamtseo nìNa'vi Nì'aw
* Q: Na'vi practise thread!? Where?
A: Here: Pivängkxo nìNa'vi Ko! Beginner Na'vi Chat Thread or start a topic in nìNa'vi Practice Conversations.
If you are looking for an audio chat thread, go here: Pängkxo nìNa'vi fa mokri ko! – Na'vi Audio Chat Thread
* Q: How do I type ä and ì?
A: Read here: [For Beginners] Links to useful learning materials - II (category: Typing special characters).
* Q: Where I can read something about the Bulletin Board Code and / or how this forum software works?
A: Here: Bulletin Board Code - Tutorial / SMF User Help


Edits: All links has been changed to their board/thread ID. Added some new stuff. Fixed old links.

Tìtstewan:
This post is reserved for upcomming stuff.

Eana Unil:
Wiya.... I feel like a beginner again... watching the Avatar Meet Na'vi lesson 103 right now and got confused... is pum really used in possessive constructions only?

Also, concerning the expression ätxäle si oe pivawm, which got me confused as well... was it shortened from ätxäle si oe tsnì pivawm? So tsnì just dropped?

Plumps:
Don’t worry ;) It just needs a bit of dusting and your Na’vi will be back the way it used to be ;)


--- Quote from: Eana Unil on April 09, 2015, 08:00:37 am ---Wiya.... I feel like a beginner again... watching the Avatar Meet Na'vi lesson 103 right now and got confused... is pum really used in possessive constructions only?
--- End quote ---

No, not only. Judging from the use of example …
     Sawtute akawng holum, pum asìltsan ’ì’awn.
     “The bad Skypeople have left, the good ones remain.”
from the Txewì listening exercice.


--- Quote from: Eana Unil on April 09, 2015, 08:00:37 am ---Also, concerning the expression ätxäle si oe pivawm, which got me confused as well... was it shortened from ätxäle si oe tsnì pivawm? So tsnì just dropped?

--- End quote ---

A reasonable assumption, but we’ve only ever seen it in its conversational politeness formula.

Eana Unil:

--- Quote from: Plumps on April 09, 2015, 09:41:04 am ---Don’t worry ;) It just needs a bit of dusting and your Na’vi will be back the way it used to be ;)


--- Quote from: Eana Unil on April 09, 2015, 08:00:37 am ---Wiya.... I feel like a beginner again... watching the Avatar Meet Na'vi lesson 103 right now and got confused... is pum really used in possessive constructions only?
--- End quote ---

No, not only. Judging from the use of example …
     Sawtute akawng holum, pum asìltsan ’ì’awn.
     “The bad Skypeople have left, the good ones remain.”
from the Txewì listening exercice.
--- End quote ---
Phew, okay! Irayo nìtxan, ma nawma tsmukan. I learned that you could use it not only for possessive constructions... good that I didn't get that wrong :P


--- Quote ---
--- Quote from: Eana Unil on April 09, 2015, 08:00:37 am ---Also, concerning the expression ätxäle si oe pivawm, which got me confused as well... was it shortened from ätxäle si oe tsnì pivawm? So tsnì just dropped?

--- End quote ---

A reasonable assumption, but we’ve only ever seen it in its conversational politeness formula.

--- End quote ---
Hm, so it's not clear what the long version was... if there was any, but I think there was one, when Karyu Pawl created that phrase... ^^

Luckily I didn't forget that much, "just" some vocabulary, but that's nothing that can't be fixed :D

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