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Offline AgentOrange

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Which Dictionary Should I Use More?
« on: September 28, 2010, 12:23:12 pm »
First, kaltxì everyone! As you could probably tell from my post count,I am indeed new to the forum. I'm having a blast so far, but I would like to ask out of curiosity, which of the four English-Na'vi dictionaries on the front page would you recommend more for a beginner? Irayo, ulte Eywa ngahu!
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he killed himself with his own mind. We're all gonna die from our own arrogance!"

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Re: Which Dictionary Should I Use More?
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2010, 12:34:29 pm »
I've personally been fine using the Na'vi -> English dictionary, and just using the search function in a pdf reader.
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Re: Which Dictionary Should I Use More?
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2010, 01:00:02 pm »
I've personally been fine using the Na'vi -> English dictionary, and just using the search function in a pdf reader.

This is what I do. I find it easier having it all in one document. (although my actual reason is that when I got into the habit of using it the na'vi -> English version was the only one and I'd probably recommend doing this in reverse (e.g. always using the na'vi -> English one and then the search function in your pdf reader) now).
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Re: Which Dictionary Should I Use More?
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2010, 01:08:45 pm »
At the risk of tooting my own horn (well, some percent of it is my horn), I'd recommend the LN.org Wiki Vocabulary, and use your browser search (it doesn't have an English->Na'vi version).  When possible it gives examples of use for words, which for beginners can often be better guidance than just a definition.
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Re: Which Dictionary Should I Use More?
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2010, 01:36:49 pm »
Irayo everyone! The advice is much appreciated. i will have to look into the wiki vocab soon.
"Early man walked away, as modern man took control; their minds were not the same, to conquer was his goal. So he built his great empire, and slaughtered his own kind; he died a confused man,
he killed himself with his own mind. We're all gonna die from our own arrogance!"

"Our heroes and martyrs present two points of view. Tell me which deity you're praying to."

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Re: Which Dictionary Should I Use More?
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2010, 08:31:21 am »
At the risk of tooting my own horn (well, some percent of it is my horn), I'd recommend the LN.org Wiki Vocabulary, and use your browser search (it doesn't have an English->Na'vi version).  When possible it gives examples of use for words, which for beginners can often be better guidance than just a definition.
And it’s a good thing the horn is blown! :D
I had no idea that the vocab-wiki is still being updated. Last time I checked, it wasn’t. But that’s wonderful news. Thanks so much for that, ma Wiliiam!

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Re: Which Dictionary Should I Use More?
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2010, 11:31:07 am »
I had no idea that the vocab-wiki is still being updated. Last time I checked, it wasn’t. But that’s wonderful news.

Unfortunately, fewer people are editing the wiki these days, and I don't always get to update the vocab page immediately.

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Thanks so much for that, ma Wiliiam!

I will have to invent a language in which 'wiliiam' is a legal word.
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Re: Which Dictionary Should I Use More?
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2010, 12:48:22 pm »
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Thanks so much for that, ma Wiliiam!

I will have to invent a language in which 'wiliiam' is a legal word.

Hìtxoa :-[ even typing with the ten-finger system can have its bugs :P but tell me how that turns out :D

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Re: Which Dictionary Should I Use More?
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2010, 11:17:49 am »
At the risk of tooting my own horn (well, some percent of it is my horn), I'd recommend the LN.org Wiki Vocabulary, and use your browser search (it doesn't have an English->Na'vi version).  When possible it gives examples of use for words, which for beginners can often be better guidance than just a definition.

For my part I had always been using Taronyu's Na'vi-English dictionary, but I agree that this one seems also very good, I didn't know it ˆˆ

 

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