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Offline Lorey

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teaching children Na'vi?
« on: June 29, 2010, 01:18:25 pm »
I read an article awhile ago about this guy who spoke to his son for the first 3 years of his life in Klingon.

(the article I read ->http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2009/11/dinkytown_dad_s.php)

So that lead to this topic.

Would you teach your child (if or when you have them) Na'vi? Would it solely be Na'vi like this guy did with Klingon or would you make the child bilingual? Plenty of parents teach their children their native language and the language where they live, so why not with Na'vi and your own native language?


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Re: teaching children Na'vi?
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2010, 01:21:26 pm »
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Would you teach your child (if or when you have them) Na'vi?
This is exactly what I'm doing with my eight-year-old daughter.

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Re: teaching children Na'vi?
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2010, 03:00:12 pm »
I think it would be... unfair to the child not to have developed your country's native language during the childhood period where children can pick up languages spoken near them seemingly effortlessly. That being said, I wouldn't be against also teaching them Na'vi on the side :P
As with any language though, unless they're actively using it themselves well into their teens, they're going to forget it.
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Re: teaching children Na'vi?
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2010, 03:10:56 pm »
Srane i would teach my children Na'vi; however teaching them English comes first.  it's such a beautiful language, why wouldn't I?  ;D 
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Re: teaching children Na'vi?
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2010, 03:20:55 pm »
I would definitely teach my children Na'vi, if/when I have them.
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2010, 05:31:28 pm »
That's just cruel.


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Re: teaching children Na'vi?
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2010, 06:11:16 pm »
I would teach my future kids Na'vi as their main language and english as a secondary (but very important) language so that at home, all would speak Na'vi and they would have english for at school and other social events where Na'vi conversations are far less likely.
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Re: teaching children Na'vi?
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2010, 06:15:45 pm »
I would teach my future kids Na'vi as their main language and english as a secondary (but very important) language so that at home, all would speak Na'vi and they would have english for at school and other social events where Na'vi conversations are far less likely.


Hahahaa, that's exactly how I would do it.
But, English would be of equal importance. So, I'd use both in an equal amount when speaking to my kids. Like, spanglish.. But Na'vi.

Because there's nothing cooler than a bilingual toddler.<3
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Re: teaching children Na'vi?
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2010, 06:16:27 pm »
I would teach my future kids Na'vi as their main language and english as a secondary (but very important) language so that at home, all would speak Na'vi and they would have english for at school and other social events where Na'vi conversations are far less likely.

that is how it would be at my house Primarily Na'vi at home unless company is over.  then English for school or daycare so they can still talk to society.
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Re: teaching children Na'vi?
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2010, 06:20:35 pm »
I would teach my future kids Na'vi as their main language and english as a secondary (but very important) language so that at home, all would speak Na'vi and they would have english for at school and other social events where Na'vi conversations are far less likely.

that is how it would be at my house Primarily Na'vi at home unless company is over.  then English for school or daycare so they can still talk to society.
That is of course assuming that Na'vi hasn't taken over as the world's primary language by then ::)
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Re: teaching children Na'vi?
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2010, 06:23:37 pm »
HRH yes assuming that  ::)
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Re: teaching children Na'vi?
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2010, 07:03:49 pm »
Because there's nothing cooler than a bilingual toddler.<3

hrh that's very true!

I would teach my future kids Na'vi as their main language and english as a secondary (but very important) language so that at home, all would speak Na'vi and they would have english for at school and other social events where Na'vi conversations are far less likely.

that is how it would be at my house Primarily Na'vi at home unless company is over.  then English for school or daycare so they can still talk to society.


I'd like to do that when I have kids. Although, I'd have to get a guy that would approve of it and not have him tell the kids that 'mommys crazy' hrh I think my brother (siblings  ::) )would say something like that to my kids if it happened.

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Re: teaching children Na'vi?
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2010, 07:13:21 pm »
My sis already would since i'm Pagan...hrh.  yeah i hope i can get a nice guy or girl that speaks it themselves and is of the same faith.  it would make things so much easier ^_^
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Re: teaching children Na'vi?
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2010, 07:22:31 pm »
I would be lucky if I could get my kids to learn English, they would be going to school in America where budget cuts for education are a biannual event.
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Re: teaching children Na'vi?
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2010, 08:06:47 pm »
I would teach my future kids Na'vi as their main language and english as a secondary (but very important) language so that at home, all would speak Na'vi and they would have english for at school and other social events where Na'vi conversations are far less likely.


Hahahaa, that's exactly how I would do it.
But, English would be of equal importance. So, I'd use both in an equal amount when speaking to my kids. Like, spanglish.. But Na'vi.

Because there's nothing cooler than a bilingual toddler.<3

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Re: teaching children Na'vi?
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2010, 08:11:32 pm »
HRH :D
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Re: teaching children Na'vi?
« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2010, 01:47:08 am »
I would teach my future kids Na'vi as their main language and english as a secondary (but very important) language so that at home, all would speak Na'vi and they would have english for at school and other social events where Na'vi conversations are far less likely.


Hahahaa, that's exactly how I would do it.
But, English would be of equal importance. So, I'd use both in an equal amount when speaking to my kids. Like, spanglish.. But Na'vi.

Because there's nothing cooler than a bilingual toddler.<3

I call it Nav'Ìnglìsì ;)



Hrh, that's genius! :D


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Re: teaching children Na'vi?
« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2010, 03:39:33 am »
I would do my prof pic to my kid and teach him na'vi ni'aw.

never going to find a girl that would be willing to do that though :P

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« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2010, 09:05:23 am »
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Re: teaching children Na'vi?
« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2010, 10:37:48 am »
My plan with my children (when I have them) has always been to teach them Irish Gaelic, and expose them to as many different languages as possible, (Japanese for sure, I have friends who speak Malaylam who I might be able to convince to send tapes of them speaking, Sis-in-law is Polish and speaks French, I don't see why I shouldn't add Na'vi to this list!), the earlier the better.  Infants start to weed out language phonemes they aren't going to use quite early and reassign those parts of the brain to other purposes.  I was lucky enough to retain quite a few through having an ear for music, and I've always considered myself extremely lucky to be able to hear and reproduce sounds from other languages with a fair degree of accuracy even though I'm not even fully bilingual.

The more languages a child knows, the more connections in their brains, the better off they are, after all!

 

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