The Na'vi Number SystemPreface:Kaltxì ma smuktu!
I came up with the idea to write a little "How to use the Na'vi Number System".
I got everything from the
Na'viGerman Dictionary,
Na'vi  Grammar and Rules, and
Horen Lì'fyayä leNa'vi then summarized here.
Here I discuss only the numerical system of the Na'vi language and I hope that this is clearly written.
This post is a translation of the German version (that I wrote).
The Na'vi knows an octal number system with the base eight.
Instead of numbers of the form of
m x 10 +
n, in Na'vi, one uses numbers of the form
m x 8 +
n. For example, 4 x 8 + 4 = 44
_{8}.
36
_{10} and 44
_{8} are equivalent.
Note: The subscript numbers indicate the base of the number system.Let's start with the basic numbers of the Na'vi:
Basic NumbersNumber  Na’vi  Basic  Suffix 
0  kew   
1  'aw   aw 
2  mune  me  mun 
3  pxey  pxe  pey 
4  tsìng  tsì  sìng 
5  mrr  mrr  mrr 
6  pukap  pu  fu 
7  kinä  ki  hin 
8  vol (10_{8})  vo  
64  zam (100_{8})  za  
512  vozam (1000_{8})  voza  
4096  zazam (10000_{8})  zaza  
If you want to use numbers greater than eight, it is done as follows:
nine  volaw  vol + aw  > 8 + 1 
ten  vomun  vo(l) + mun  > 8 + 2 
Note: The l from vol falls off if the part after starts with a consonant.A similar thing is done if you want to say numbers greater than fifteen.
In this case, the follownig scheme is used:
Basic +
vol + Rest
thirtytwo  tsìvol  tsì + vol  four times 8  4 x 10_{8} 
fiftythree  puvomrr  pu + vo(l) + mrr  six times 8 + 5  6 x 10_{8} + 5 
Here is a table:
Note: The m from zam falls off if the part after starts with a consonant.In the table are also numbers greater than 64
_{10}. 64
_{10} is equivalent to 100
_{8}.
sixtyfive  zamaw  zam + aw  64_{10} + 1  100_{8} + 1 
sixtyeight  zasìng  za(m) + sìng  64_{10} + 4  100_{8} + 4 
Big NumbersHere is a table:
To write bigger numbers, uses the following scheme:
(prefix +
zaza(
m)) + (prefix +
voza(
m)) + (prefix +
za(
m)) + prefix +
vo(
l) + suffix.
Any part in parentheses can be omitted.




threehundredeightyfour  puzam  pu + zam  seven times 64 
384_{10}  600_{8}  6 x 100_{8}  6 x 64_{10} 




In LearnNa'vi.org colors  600_{8}  ( 6 * 8 * 8 ) + ( 0 * 8 ) + 0  puzam 




fourhundredsixtyone  kizavomrr  ki + za + vo + mrr  seven times 64 + 8 + 5 
461_{10}  715_{8}  7 x 100_{8} + 10_{8} + 5  7 x 64_{10} + 8_{10} + 5 




In LearnNa'vi.org colors  715_{8}  ( 7 * 8 * 8 ) + ( 1 * 8 ) + 5  kizavomrr 




fourhundredninetyeight  kizapuvomun  ki + za + pu + vo + mun  seven times 64 + six times 8 + 2 
498_{10}  762_{8}  7 x 100_{8} + 6 x 10_{8} + 2  7 x 64_{10} + 6 x 8_{10} + 2 




In LearnNa'vi.org colours  762_{8}  ( 7 * 8 * 8 ) + ( 6 * 8 ) + 2  kizapuvomun 




If you want to try to say or write a greater number, it's not currently possible because a new word is needed for 32768 (100000
_{8}) and any higher power of 8.
Using The NumbersThe numbers are used as adjectives.
Examples:
5 trees >
mrra utral / utral
amrr >
Number +
a < which refers to the noun.
14 people >
vofua tawtute / tawtute
avofuAnd then we write it as a figure:
5 trees >
°5a utral / utral
a5° >
° +
digit +
a < which refers to the noun.
14 people >
°16a tawtute / tawtute
a16°The degree symbol
° indicates that the number means as octal, so as an alternative to the subscript 8 } X
_{8}.
NonNa’vi NumbersThe Na'vi has two loanwords among its numbers from English. These would be
'eyt and
nayn.
Use these
not for counting (whoever does will be eaten by Palulukan!
), but as digits. For example, phone numbers, license plates, IDs, etc.
Ordinal NumbersThe ordinal numbers are formed by the suffix
ve.
See the table:
RepetitionsNumber of repetitions (For ex. five times, seven times, etc.) expressed about the word
alo,
which is used as a noun:
five times:
alo amrr / mrra alosix times:
alo apukap / pukapa aloThis can also develop:
fifth time:
alo amrrve / mrrvea alosixth time:
alo apuve / puvea aloValid words: one time:
'awa alo /
alo a'aw (almost always shortened to
'awlo)
two times:
munea alo /
alo amune (almost always shortened to
melo)
three times:
pxeya alo /
alo apxey (almost always shortened to
pxelo)
FractionsFractions are formed with the help of
pxì,
except
half and
third.
half  mawl  sixth  pupxì 
third  pan  seventh  kipxì 
fourth  tsìpxì  eighth  vopxì 
fifth  mrrpxì  ninth  volawpxì 
Special writing:
mefan is twothirds (Dual of
pan).
Note: Fractions are treated as nounsTo make higher fractions, combine a number with a fraction. Note that you have to use the number like an adjective – so use
a attribute.
munea mrrpxì  two fifths
kinäa vopxì  seven eighths
Useful InfoHere is a link to LearnNavi.org
NumbersA PDF file is attached at this post.
Now the PDF files are avaliablle at the LearnNavi.org website!
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Final word:So, I hope that this post is helpful.
Sources:
Dictionary: Na'vi  German, the
Na'vi  Grammar and Rules and
Horen Lì'fyayä leNa'viPlease let me know if you find errors or have suggestions for improvement  Irayo!
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