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I'm a beginner. Where shall I start?

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s3aniie:
Hello,

I recently decided to try and learn Na'vi and wondered where to start, I have read some of the PDF's on the homepage but I just need pointing in the right direction on what would be the best thing to start on first.

Thanks, sean.

Tanhì'ite:
Well, personally, I started with learning some of the more common vocabulary (I, you, me, thanks, hello, goodbye, etc.) and then moved to sentence structure. That way, I could compile simple sentences on the board, and let more experienced speakers correct them and help to hone my grammar as I studied it. And, of course, practice saying every word -- and the meaning -- as you type it, each time you type it. I found that helps me remember them.

The Pocket Guide, Compendium and Glossary were good documents for me to start with.

Good luck!

Eywayä mokri:
That's not really easy to answer, as everyone hasn't the same strategy or capacity to learn. :)

Anyway I began learning the words that were the most used on the forum, such as the greetings, thank you...and so on. :) During that time I also focused on understanding the grammar and how Na'vi is made. I went then to analyzing some simple sentences, trying to see how it was constructed and why. Then and only then I began making some simple sentences, paying attention to grammar, vocabulary and so. :)

s3aniie:
Ok, I shall try learn those words and remember them, theres also other things I don't understand like the language jargen and things like IPA? (International phonetic alphabet) is it a must? or is it easier to learn if you know these things?

abi:

--- Quote from: s3aniie on January 02, 2010, 11:31:20 am ---Ok, I shall try learn those words and remember them, theres also other things I don't understand like the language jargen and things like IPA? (International phonetic alphabet) is it a must? or is it easier to learn if you know these things?

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Well, seeing as Na'vi isn't really a "beginner" language (tìplltxe atìsngä'ikrr?), it'd be really beneficial to learn the language "jargen" (like cases, etc.). Given that Na'vi pronunciation was pretty much made to be easy for an English speaker, I'd think you could get away without learning the IPA. But really, learning it couldn't hurt (and would make future languages clearer)!

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