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Offline Maktoyu Palulukanyä

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Spelling tests?
« on: December 30, 2009, 01:25:14 pm »
To help with the learning of sound and spelling and to assist in listening, would one of you intermediate speakers like to post a weekly (or daily) spelling test in audio format somewhere.  Just select 10-20 words, at random, some inflected, some straight vocabulary words?  The rest of us could listen to the audio file and try to write down what we think we hear.  Then you could post the solution and we could check ourselves?

Maybe, after a few weeks of these you could move up to simple sentences?

Just one more way we might get better at listening to Na'vi and understanding it.

Offline Deamon5550

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Re: Spelling tests?
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2009, 02:27:09 pm »
I can put something together, not to sure about my pronounciation, but I have plenty of audio from the movie. (just about everytime someone speaks Na'vi)
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Offline Coda

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Re: Spelling tests?
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2009, 05:00:54 pm »
Listening practice is actually a great idea.  I'll see if I can find my old headset and put together a couple worksheets this weekend.

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Re: Spelling tests?
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2009, 05:10:19 pm »
Yes, it is a good idea :D
kaltxí ngaru lu fpom srak?

Offline Maktoyu Palulukanyä

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Re: Spelling tests?
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2009, 05:59:13 pm »
And, as a side benefit for those doing the recording, you will get to have some feedback from the community on your enunciation as well.

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Re: Spelling tests?
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2009, 10:06:27 pm »
awesome idea for good practice  ;)
when will this happen exactly?
ke plltxe ngeyä kawng tìrey lu

Offline Doolio

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Re: Spelling tests?
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2009, 10:20:13 am »
well, this is good idea:)

i could give it a try as soon as i find some time for recording (which i don't know if it's gonna happen soon:( ). i am more beginner than intermediate, but i do have correct pronunciation (including those tricky consonants and consonant clusters) because my native language shares about 95% of pronunciation rules with na'vi:)
« Last Edit: December 31, 2009, 10:21:50 am by Doolio »
...taj rad...

Offline Txon Tompa

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Re: Spelling tests?
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2009, 10:33:31 am »
well, this is good idea:)

i could give it a try as soon as i find some time for recording (which i don't know if it's gonna happen soon:( ). i am more beginner than intermediate, but i do have correct pronunciation (including those tricky consonants and consonant clusters) because my native language shares about 95% of pronunciation rules with na'vi:)

thats awesome! update us on that k?  ;D
oel ngati kameie

Offline Doolio

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Re: Spelling tests?
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2010, 06:50:12 am »
okay, i will start to form a list which i will read into the mic, post a sound clip here, you will do the spelling, and then, after some time, i'll post the list for comparison.

i thought that i divide the practice into three parts: 1 - simple, unaffected words in their basic form (straight from the vocab); 2 - affected words (plural, genitive, topic marker, tenses etc); 3 - simple phrases (i'll try to put less 'oel ngati kameie' and more something somewhat original like 'oe lu silronsem');

the thing is that i'll have to borrow the mic, and (harder part) to find some time alone to record this. so, in a nutshell, i will do it for sure, but i don't know when. probably in a week or so:(

also, if this concept starts rolling, it would be cool if some of the advanced speakers could come up with more complex sentences and PM me, so i could record them. but, we'll go on that when and if this comes to life.
« Last Edit: January 01, 2010, 06:52:40 am by Doolio »
...taj rad...

Offline Fyawìntxu

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Re: Spelling tests?
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2010, 09:44:18 am »
     kaltxì ma smuktu! oel ngati kameie!

     It's a really good idea...

     I'm working on recording some surely correct sentences (the ones given by Dr Frommer).

     If you guys have more sentences, I could also work on it and post it here, mentionning that it's "learner sentence construction".

     I hope Dr Frommer will come around to clear some points we all wonder about, and correct our mistakes.

     Feel free to mail me to send me some sentences.

     Here are 2 examples of the records I started. Comments are welcome.

     Eywa ngahu ma smuktu

Fyawintxu
Eywa ayngahu ma smuk!

Offline Doolio

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Re: Spelling tests?
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2010, 09:49:02 am »
thats pretty good:)

in the first sentence 'kameie' sounds too 'kamìye', and in the second you should work a bit on your "r", but all in all, excellent job:)
...taj rad...

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Re: Spelling tests?
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2010, 11:27:22 am »
good man, but I think it would be better if you or someone else in the next time put other sentences not so commom, do you know? because this sentences I think most of us have already listen Frommer saiyng.
but, thanks man :D
kaltxí ngaru lu fpom srak?

Offline Doolio

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Re: Spelling tests?
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2010, 11:29:11 am »
well he did say that he started recording some frommer's sentences. and he named the files accordingly:)
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Re: Spelling tests?
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2010, 11:31:45 am »
yes, i know man
kaltxí ngaru lu fpom srak?

 

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