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Re: Easy way to learn Na'vi activity book!
« Reply #40 on: January 24, 2010, 11:30:29 am »
I printed the pages out, put it in a little binder type thing, and I now have a Na'vi workbook! ;D
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Re: Easy way to learn Na'vi activity book!
« Reply #41 on: January 24, 2010, 11:54:18 am »
Irayo, irayo, irayo so much!!!!! I hoped for something like that. I printed the first 5 pages and will work on it tomorrow, then, the pages left will follow.

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Re: Easy way to learn Na'vi activity book!
« Reply #42 on: January 25, 2010, 04:55:10 am »
Here are two new pages. This follows the classic "Mad Lib" fill-in word puzzle. The goal here is to get your eltu working in a normal sentence mode but with word substitution.

Example: When you are thinking of how to phrase something ("No honey, that dress does not make your butt look ______"), you have to choose your next words carefully! Take it from someone who knows. In the above case, you would be wise to avoid the word "fat." You might say "large," or "like a nice ripe peach" <--this could go either way, be careful. Or you might use the word "unsexy," avoiding any DIRECT unflattering terms.

The point is that at that moment you are scrambling in your mind to "find just the right words." That's what you will do in this exercise. I have included various choices of words, and you can use your own if you come up with one better or funnier. Here is the link:

https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0B-YLhf5jtcfiZmYwYTMwYTktNzhmNC00ZDUyLWFkODQtOGM4ZjJiYmE4NWZi&hl=en

Please give feedback!

One last note on grammar: This has not been vetted yet (I will edit this post when it has). I have specifically followed the rules of grammar from the crash course pdf found here at Learnnavi.org If you are well-versed in Na'vi grammar and you feel I have erred, please let me know, but remember politeness counts.

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Re: Easy way to learn Na'vi activity book!
« Reply #43 on: January 25, 2010, 01:26:32 pm »
Hi, I'm not certain, but I read and think the infixe "ol" inside a verb is a perfective. As one, it is not a past tense. Using it with present tense make it past, but it can be used with futur too. When you speak of an action which will be finished.
I'm not a native nor a good English speaker, so I can't give clear example, but something like: [...] I will have hunted [...] => t<aly>aron
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Re: Easy way to learn Na'vi activity book!
« Reply #44 on: January 25, 2010, 04:48:27 pm »
this is  so cool! thanks so much! Irayo!

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Re: Easy way to learn Na'vi activity book!
« Reply #45 on: January 25, 2010, 07:19:51 pm »
"It may take a minute to load."

Or maybe a second! ;D
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Re: Easy way to learn Na'vi activity book!
« Reply #46 on: January 25, 2010, 08:17:26 pm »
New Na'vi children's song! A great way to learn more Na'vi! The idea is to replace the words of the songs you know with "spoof" songs that get stuck in your head:

I might even run a contest!

http://forum.learnnavi.org/your-projects-other-resources/easy-way-to-learn-navi-songs!/msg57159/#msg57159

Seriously, try this--it is fun!

Feedback please! :)
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Re: Easy way to learn Na'vi activity book!
« Reply #47 on: January 25, 2010, 08:29:36 pm »
Hi, I'm not certain, but I read and think the infixe "ol" inside a verb is a perfective. As one, it is not a past tense. Using it with present tense make it past, but it can be used with futur too. When you speak of an action which will be finished.
I'm not a native nor a good English speaker, so I can't give clear example, but something like: [...] I will have hunted [...] => t<aly>aron

Thanks for pointing that out, whatever the outcome. I got <ol> from the "linguistic-terminology-crash-course.pdf" which goes into great detail on verb tense. But with the way things change around here, who knows what is "right" anymore? I will look into this more.
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Re: Easy way to learn Na'vi activity book!
« Reply #48 on: January 25, 2010, 09:34:17 pm »
Irayo and keep up the good work! ;D
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Re: Easy way to learn Na'vi activity book!
« Reply #49 on: January 25, 2010, 09:40:39 pm »
I had some fun with my friends and your puzzles today at school.  I was doing them and got some interest from my friends, and so I started to explain about the language and I showed them some works and translations.  Hilarity ensued involving the words "fnu" "skxawng" and "pxi".

So I'd like to thank you.  These puzzles aren't just great for learning individually, but can get other people involved too!

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Re: Easy way to learn Na'vi activity book!
« Reply #50 on: January 26, 2010, 02:49:40 am »
Thank you so much for this Dusty.

This activity book is so helpful to me! really fun also.

irayo Dusty, hoping you will create more? :)




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Re: Easy way to learn Na'vi activity book!
« Reply #51 on: January 27, 2010, 02:44:24 pm »
OMG it is just amasing!!!

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Re: Easy way to learn Na'vi activity book!
« Reply #52 on: January 27, 2010, 06:04:11 pm »
Fantatstic job, really. I'll post this topic on my website under featured links (which you already know about  ;) )
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Re: Easy way to learn Na'vi activity book!
« Reply #53 on: January 27, 2010, 06:06:16 pm »
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Re: Easy way to learn Na'vi activity book!
« Reply #54 on: January 27, 2010, 09:36:12 pm »
Thank you so much for this Dusty.

This activity book is so helpful to me! really fun also.

irayo Dusty, hoping you will create more? :)

Thank you--and thank you everyone I have not already thanked.

In fact, I think about this every day at work, trying to figure out how I can work on this (mentally)  while actually at my "day job." I have a plan to double it in size and reformat it, more to my vision, so it is more fun to look at and has tons of new and useful ways. I want to focus primarily on vocab for now, but am thinking of adding a second section specifically on grammar. I will try to work a little harder on this, and watch a little less TV (which is getting boring anyway).

Please let me know what you want more of. And remember that I will be updating this (in a massive way) soon! (Next week or two)
World's first na'vi podcast is here: http://media.podcastingmanager.com/9/0/7/3/4/253192-243709/Media/ATA-1.mp3

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« Reply #55 on: January 28, 2010, 12:00:23 am »
I've been working on the puzzles at school during breaks and I've found that while the puzzles are pretty fun, I haven't really been doing well with expanding my vocabulary, (Other than having to look up words in the Na'vi dictionary anyway.)  Suppose specific puzzles were grouped in such a way as to focus on learning certain words.  You introduce new words, use them in examples, then those words are used in puzzles and games in creative ways that make you think and recollect the meanings and usage of those words.

While I know you're original intention is a book of purely fun activities, the learning of words would benefit from a little revamping.  Plus, this could incorporate the grammar lessons as well!

That's my feedback for today.  ;D

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Re: Easy way to learn Na'vi activity book!
« Reply #56 on: January 28, 2010, 12:30:30 am »
I've been working on the puzzles at school during breaks and I've found that while the puzzles are pretty fun, I haven't really been doing well with expanding my vocabulary, (Other than having to look up words in the Na'vi dictionary anyway.)  Suppose specific puzzles were grouped in such a way as to focus on learning certain words.  You introduce new words, use them in examples, then those words are used in puzzles and games in creative ways that make you think and recollect the meanings and usage of those words.

While I know you're original intention is a book of purely fun activities, the learning of words would benefit from a little revamping.  Plus, this could incorporate the grammar lessons as well!

That's my feedback for today.  ;D

I swear you must be some kind of mind reader. I have been wrestling with this all week. I want to tear the thing apart and redo it, but I have to wait a few more days before I can (hope to) scrounge up $$ for a used copy of Quark or Indesign (layout programs) to replace the one lost in the double-Windows crash.

I am thinking of focusing on a new overall strategy using the same basic puzzle structure, and of course adding new types of activities to actually TEACH vocab. Crossword puzzles are good if you already KNOW words (a LOT of words), but they do not teach you, as much as they reinforce what you know. The mystery word puzzles are designed to work both ways. You will get some clues and hopefully solve the mystery word which will in turn give you the answers to the clues yo missed. But as the point of this is learning (albeit fun learning) and not mindless entertainment, i really need to focus on building a base vocab, working within that vocab to establish usage and comprehension, and then adding more words.

And yes--grammar is a huge issue. Skxawng has allowed me to insert his grammar worksheets if I want to use them. I am thinking of grammar as a second section--after some basic words, so that we can focus entirely on grammar--with the words you (now) know. this way you are not confused by wrestling with words and grammar at the same time. I have several ideas for grammar, but unfortunately, vocab will probably be done first, and then in a few weeks I will have something for everyone that will make learning grammar suuuuuper-easy.

I hope this helps. Thank you thank you! (++!!)

Thoughts--Questions? (anyone)
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Re: Easy way to learn Na'vi activity book!
« Reply #57 on: January 28, 2010, 02:40:34 pm »
Thank you so much for this Dusty.

This activity book is so helpful to me! really fun also.

irayo Dusty, hoping you will create more? :)

Thank you--and thank you everyone I have not already thanked.

In fact, I think about this every day at work, trying to figure out how I can work on this (mentally)  while actually at my "day job." I have a plan to double it in size and reformat it, more to my vision, so it is more fun to look at and has tons of new and useful ways. I want to focus primarily on vocab for now, but am thinking of adding a second section specifically on grammar. I will try to work a little harder on this, and watch a little less TV (which is getting boring anyway).

Please let me know what you want more of. And remember that I will be updating this (in a massive way) soon! (Next week or two)

Kaltxì Dusty

What your doing is great Irayo! More Vocabulary activities would be even greater however. To know a bit more about the Grammar would be even greater than greater haha, even if your working on the Vocab, maybe you could fuse the Grammer and Vocab both together in one lesson make us get a quick jist of it? i don't know haha. Keep focus on the Vocab though Dusty as I think that Vocab is more of a priority for people to learn than to Grammar at the learner stage. Move to Grammar when you are ready! But still i think your doing a great job on the Activities.

Haha you are right about TV these days, its really boring at the moment nothing to watch, but maybe thats a good thing!?

Keep up the Great work, your using all my Ink in my Printer Up keep it up haha!




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Re: Easy way to learn Na'vi activity book!
« Reply #58 on: January 28, 2010, 07:38:55 pm »
These are so fun and really help out with vocabulary. I definitely had a "Click!" lightbulb-turning-on moment when I realized that tìng mikyun and tìng nari (for to listen and to look at) sort of derive from "give ear", "give eye", that sort of thing. (Not exactly, but you know what I mean.) If it wasn't for these activity sheets I never would have seen that!

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Re: Easy way to learn Na'vi activity book!
« Reply #59 on: January 28, 2010, 09:57:24 pm »
Thank you so much for this Dusty.

This activity book is so helpful to me! really fun also.

irayo Dusty, hoping you will create more? :)

Thank you--and thank you everyone I have not already thanked.

In fact, I think about this every day at work, trying to figure out how I can work on this (mentally)  while actually at my "day job." I have a plan to double it in size and reformat it, more to my vision, so it is more fun to look at and has tons of new and useful ways. I want to focus primarily on vocab for now, but am thinking of adding a second section specifically on grammar. I will try to work a little harder on this, and watch a little less TV (which is getting boring anyway).

Please let me know what you want more of. And remember that I will be updating this (in a massive way) soon! (Next week or two)

Kaltxì Dusty

What your doing is great Irayo! More Vocabulary activities would be even greater however. To know a bit more about the Grammar would be even greater than greater haha, even if your working on the Vocab, maybe you could fuse the Grammer and Vocab both together in one lesson make us get a quick jist of it? i don't know haha. Keep focus on the Vocab though Dusty as I think that Vocab is more of a priority for people to learn than to Grammar at the learner stage. Move to Grammar when you are ready! But still i think your doing a great job on the Activities.

Haha you are right about TV these days, its really boring at the moment nothing to watch, but maybe thats a good thing!?

Keep up the Great work, your using all my Ink in my Printer Up keep it up haha!

Thank you--and thank you again. I am working on something new (an enhancement) that will make this easier, more thorough, and a LOT more helpful--and hopefully just a bit more fun! Sorry for the delay. I will try to get some temporary (new) pages up and ready to print soon, so the full upgrade does not take forever.
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New Na'vi FUN activity book is here: Please click here to download your own (free) copy! I help you omum Na'vi! :-)

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