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Na'vi Grammar Worksheets!
« on: December 31, 2009, 01:33:40 pm »
Kaltxì frapo,

So i've been pretty confused in the affix part of the na'vi language, and thinking back to my days of learning french and whatnot I realized that what helped me a lot was doing worksheets, and problem solving instead of simply trying to memorize the definitions and ideas.  I'm a 'learn by doing' kinda person i suppose.

Anyway a little while back I decided, to help myself learn the grammatical stuff that isn't simply memorization, I'd make a simple worksheet that started with a quick explanation of Plurality and Pronouns, followed by some fill-in-the-blank sentences, their answers, and a short gloss. My thought is that the process of making the sheets, and then of course doing the sheet would help me get a solid grip on the stuff I've been having trouble digesting.

Posting the results in IRC I had Taronyu look it over and make corrections (as he is a linguist) and since then we've both been making worksheets, which have been well received by others.

Eventually, we hope to have a complete series of worksheets for all the grammar, which will be able to accurately help everyone understand grammar, everywhere from plurality and pejoratives, to infixes and case.  As we complete these sheets we want to make sure they are correct and without mistakes, but when they are finalized, they will be posted here, as Taronyu and I both agree that getting these sheets out will solve a lot of problems.

So now, without further ado, here are the 'finalized' worksheets, for your learning enjoyment!

Na'vi Grammar 1.1 - Plurality
Na'vi Grammar 1.2 - Gender, Laudative and Pejorative
Na'vi Grammar 1.3 - Topical, Genitave and Dative cases
Na'vi Grammar 1.4 - Ergative and Accusative suffixes
Na'vi Grammar 1.5 - Tense, Aspect, and Infixes
Na'vi Grammar 1.7 - Lenition

I'll be updating this topic as the worksheets are finalized.

edit: 01/31/10 - Worksheets 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, and 1.7 corrected and updated.
« Last Edit: January 31, 2010, 01:35:00 pm by Skxawng »


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Re: Na'vi Worksheets!
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2009, 01:40:04 pm »
Irayo. Thats great. Awesome you are. Will help a lot. Those are some of the two subjects I've been having the most trouble with.
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Re: Na'vi Worksheets!
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2009, 01:56:29 pm »
It would it be a good idea to have worksheets to help memorize the na'vi vocabulary? I'm just curious on everyone's thought.

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Re: Na'vi Worksheets!
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2009, 01:59:38 pm »
brilliant idea! irayo!
cant wait to get more, they're super helpful :)


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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2009, 02:57:06 pm »
It would it be a good idea to have worksheets to help memorize the na'vi vocabulary? I'm just curious on everyone's thought.

with the advent of programs like jmemorize and flashcard apps for smartphones, we felt that memorization worksheets would not take precedence over grammar.


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Re: Na'vi Worksheets!
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2009, 04:45:23 pm »
Eywayä mokri should add a link to this thread from the "links to useful documents" sticky.
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Re: Na'vi Worksheets!
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2009, 06:08:35 pm »
Should there be some sort of link, like omängum fra'uti said, but at hometree (like learnnavi.org in the downloads section, or make a new assignments section)?  ...And we will update it every week so if someone wants to pick up their new worksheet there is just a button to instantly pull it up and print it off. But of course, make it in a section where they have access to the previous assignments.

Hmm, just a thought to be revised.

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Re: Na'vi Worksheets!
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2009, 06:13:01 pm »
My browser does not like the formatting for the link to sheet 1.3.  Also, what happened to sheet 1.2?

BTW, I agree these are wonderful helps.

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« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2009, 06:20:12 pm »
Agreed
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Re: Na'vi Worksheets!
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2010, 12:01:41 am »
Make these into a textbook and you could start teaching the Na'vi college class!

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« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2010, 12:06:34 am »
Or kindergarten class, depending on how things develop in the near future.


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« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2010, 12:09:18 am »
Ya, lol, we are all babies.
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« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2010, 12:12:43 am »
Nga plltxe tìngay.


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« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2010, 12:32:54 am »
Oe omum  ;D
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« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2010, 01:00:44 am »
Thanks for that ^^

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Re: Na'vi Worksheets!
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2010, 07:01:57 am »
WOW brilliant!
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« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2010, 09:58:50 am »
Irayo, for these
these worksheets are very helpful indeed.

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Re: Na'vi Worksheets!
« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2010, 02:51:56 pm »
Kaltxì karyu nawm and Irayo,
(Hello teacher honored[and] thank you,)

With all due respect, when you actually DOWNLOAD the files, they save as "1.1_plurality.pdf" and not as Na'vi Grammar 1.1 - Plurality.pdf
or even Na'viGrammar1.1-Plurality.pdf.

While this may not mean much to a mind such as yours, please imagine the student, ravaging the internet for all manner of lessons and documents. The generic "1.1_plurality.pdf" ceases to mean anything after a day or two of discussions and downloads. It becomes lost in the pile. A simple change of file names would make it easier to organize, and confusion avoided, as students would not be renaming your files to make sense of them in a pile of other documents. LATER, when you add to this series or update these documents, they will simply replace the other files, as they are named the same.

I mention this as I have had to rename your files (now my files) Na'vi Gramar 1.1_plurality.pdf so that I know that THIS SET of documents differs from my other Na'vi documents, such as my Na'vi Dictionary.pdf, Navi-Vocabulary(sorted-english).pdf, Navi-Alphabet.pdf or any of my 4a-Na'vi Worksheet- Prepositions and Places ANSWERS.pdf documents.

I imagine my library of Na'vi reference material will grow exponentially, so easy order, early on, might not best be the path of least (information absorption) resistance?

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Kaltxì frapo,

So now, without further ado, here are the 'finalized' worksheets, for your learning enjoyment!

Na'vi Grammar 1.1 - Plurality
Na'vi Grammar 1.3 - Topical, Genitave and Dative cases
Na'vi Grammaer 1.4 - Ergative and Accusative suffixes

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Re: Na'vi Worksheets!
« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2010, 03:39:45 pm »
Eywayä mokri should add a link to this thread from the "links to useful documents" sticky.
done, and I'm just gonna sticky this topic for s*** and giggles

My browser does not like the formatting for the link to sheet 1.3.  Also, what happened to sheet 1.2?
What browser are you using to read? 1.2 is still being proofread and finalized.

Should there be some sort of link, like omängum fra'uti said, but at hometree (like learnnavi.org in the downloads section, or make a new assignments section)?  ...And we will update it every week so if someone wants to pick up their new worksheet there is just a button to instantly pull it up and print it off. But of course, make it in a section where they have access to the previous assignments.
Eventually, I think, when most of the grammatical worksheets are compiled, corrected, and finalized, we are going to be putting them on the website, individually, and also as one big worksheet 'book.' We're workin' on it

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A Valid point! Ill get to that later tonight and re-update everything. My thought process was along my own way of organizing - all of them on my computer are in a folder entitled 'na'vi grammar' but I wasn't considering how others would use them.  Irayo!



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Re: Na'vi Grammar Worksheets!
« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2010, 03:56:30 pm »
Hey could you make the answers on a diff file maybe, becuase i print them out and made the mistake of looking at the answers b4 he test, lol.

If its too much work dont worry about it,

OR

as an add on to my hometree suggestion, you could release the Worksheets on  date: X, then the answers later, on date: Y ya know, so its a challenge.
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