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Offline Blue Elf

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Re: Nav'i Name
« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2011, 02:20:04 pm »
You can turn noun into male/female form by -an/-e suffix (although it is not productive, AFAIK), so you get tìranyuan, what seem not very correct, as here are two suffixes (tìran-yu-an). Usually, Na'vi do not use gender forms.

In Na'vi (oh, you have incorrectly placed glotal stop in thread caption :)) 'x' is used to mark ejectives: px, tx, kx, it never stands on its own. These are p, t, k consonants pronounced by special way, see this thread
Oe lu skxawng skxakep. Slä oe nerume mi.
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Re: Nav'i Name
« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2011, 03:05:12 pm »
lol, sorry about the title. I was not able to view the thread you linked to me, for some reason it has been blocked by software on this computer, in what ways are the letters pronounced differently?

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Re: Nav'i Name
« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2011, 03:46:41 pm »
Hmm, hard to me explain in English. Na'vi in a Nutshell says:
kx, px, tx = k, p, t but with a “pop” (hold your breath when pronouncing)

You pronounce ejectives as normal but press the air in the mouth for a moment before pronouncing, what creates the "pop" sound. I hope someone experient can explain it better
Oe lu skxawng skxakep. Slä oe nerume mi.
"Oe tasyätxaw ulte koren za'u oehu" (Limonádový Joe)


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Re: Nav'i Name
« Reply #23 on: October 05, 2011, 03:57:46 pm »
Listen this Karyu Pawl speech (with English translation), it helps you pronounce kx, px and tx sounds. :)

Tse'a ngal ke'ut a krr fra'uti kame.


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Re: Nav'i Name
« Reply #24 on: October 05, 2011, 04:17:39 pm »
thanks, from what im hearing he over pronounces the leter before the 'x', correct?

EDIT:ah I see your post above, that helps greatly, holding my breath puts into perspective of what its supossed to sound like
Edit2: ok got it down thanks!
« Last Edit: October 05, 2011, 04:22:25 pm by hellowutsup5 »

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Re: Nav'i Name
« Reply #25 on: October 05, 2011, 04:22:19 pm »
Quote
thanks, from what im hearing he over pronounces the leter before the 'x', correct?
Оf course.
Tse'a ngal ke'ut a krr fra'uti kame.


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Re: Nav'i Name
« Reply #26 on: October 08, 2011, 02:13:04 am »
thanks, from what im hearing he over pronounces the leter before the 'x', correct?

That's a very interesting way to describe ejective pronunciation.... I'll have to remember that!

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Re: Nav'i Name
« Reply #27 on: October 08, 2011, 10:39:00 am »
thanks, from what im hearing he over pronounces the leter before the 'x', correct?

That's a very interesting way to describe ejective pronunciation.... I'll have to remember that!

Thanks :D

 

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