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Tutee A-nawm:
What about Prefixes, Infixes and grammar? Isn't that important to write a 'real' sentence? Or do you prefer to start with the words from the 'word-list' so you can remember them first, and then work on the correct grammar?

txum tukru:
im learning the words alphabetically, first i learn all the ' words then all the A words and so on, i use a method like above, i write them down then say it, then write it down again then say it (repeating). when i feel comfortable about the word i start to replace it in everyday speech and say it as often as possible, also writing it down without looking. my goal: to memorize %90 of words then work on sentences!

Tutee A-nawm:

--- Quote from: txum tukru on December 28, 2009, 04:52:49 pm ---im learning the words alphabetically, first i learn all the ' words then all the A words and so on, i use a method like above, i write them down then say it, then write it down again then say it (repeating). when i feel comfortable about the word i start to replace it in everyday speech and say it as often as possible, also writing it down without looking. my goal: to memorize %90 of words then work on sentences!

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Thanks.. But you do know the most common sentences like Oel ngati kameie, and such?

Wow, you guys are so kind, I'd never guessed that I would get help learning Na'vi.. This is awesome..

Btw, how far have you got on the list, in how many days?


Eywa ngahu.

shiaru:
Well I jump around the list, the human brain abhors pattern moralization, so i use a random vector approach. I just randomly choose a word I don't know then learn it. I don't want to learn it like a list because that is not how the brain learns a language, think about it, you never learned English by starting with the "A" words and then went on to the next set.

However a pattern might work for certain individual but I do not recommend it to everyone, only to those who are comfortable with it.

tari:

--- Quote from: txum tukru on December 28, 2009, 04:52:49 pm ---im learning the words alphabetically, first i learn all the ' words then all the A words and so on, i use a method like above, i write them down then say it, then write it down again then say it (repeating). when i feel comfortable about the word i start to replace it in everyday speech and say it as often as possible, also writing it down without looking. my goal: to memorize %90 of words then work on sentences!

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Sounds like a huge drag.  I couldn't stand such rote memorization.  My approach thus far has been hanging out in IRC and Skype.  In the one day (today) I've been doing it, I've picked up several of the common phrases, as well as a couple each of the commonly used verbs, nouns, and pronouns.  Just conversing with others is an excellent way to learn, I think.

Less commonly used grammatical constructs will probably require some concerted studying, but I'm very happy with the level of progress I've made with this approach so far.

For those interested in some rote memorization of vocabulary, you might be interested in some flashcards.

I have yet to begin writing a journal of sorts, but it's on my own list.

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