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tsrräfkxätu:
Kaltxì, ma smuk!

(Forgive me, this isn't going to be my introduction, rather that of a new thread – if there are any among you who like my idea, and want to play along, that is. I couldn't find a better place for it.)

But first of all, here's a big IRAYO! to all of you who worked on it, for the successful and lossless transfer to the new server! I was getting genuinely worried – especially after the rollback message came up – that I'd return to a forum where I'd be a ketuwong still... :D


A day without my kelutral amuneve is a long time, and the hiatus gave me an opportunity to think some non-language related thoughts in many weeks. This is the result.

How about starting a thread, where every week a member of the community could invite another to introduce themselves a little more?

This is how it would work.
We select a first person (the fist Na’vi of the Week) to start the chain. Sometime during the first week s/he answers a set of previously determined questions, say 20 of them, and asks another member (maybe in PM first to avoid embarrassment) to be the next NotW. The previous NotW also gets to ask one extra question from the upcoming one. During week two, the second person posts  their replies, and so on and so forth. (Naturally, answering any particular question would be completely optional, but if you don't feel like telling anything about yourself then you probably shouldn't participate.)

The questions.
Here are a few sample questions. Feel free to suggest others – before the whole thing starts I will create a vote, so we can decide democratically which 20 to keep.

1) Who are you? Where are you coming from, what languages you speak, what do you do, how old are you, tell us a few words about your family, work etc. This is the "job interview" part. :D

2) What brought you here? Did you fall in love with the language? With Pandora? With a character? Did someone invite you? Or did you stumble upon this site? Once here, why did you decide to stay?

3) Do you speak Na’vi? How well? Why did you start to learn it (e.g. to write proper sentences in your fanfic, to translate the Bhagavad Gita, or because you're a linguist and can't help it?) What is your ultimate goal with the language? Do you have specific methods/tools you use in learning the language?

4) What else do you do in you free time. Why?

5) What is it that you liked/hated (most) about the movie that started it all? How many times have you seen it? How big of an Avatard are you? Prove it! :D

6) Share a funny/weird/embarrassing anecdote with us! Something along the lines of a MLIA short.

7) Has Avatar changed your life in any way? Are you trying to become a Na’vi? How and to what extent? Do you live on a tree? Do you wear your hair in  a long braid? Or are you just simply blue? Do you bond with animals? Is Gaia on your contact list? Did you have your photo 'shopped?

8) Where does you forum name come from? Does it have a special significance, is it the translation of your real name, or just a bunch of random letters thrown together? What about your forum avatar?

9) True or false. The incumbent NotW writes three statements about themselves, the more extravagant the better. At least one of these must be true. At the end of the week, s/he reveals which ones were truthful and which made up. In the meantime, people can guess away.

10) The bonus question. Asked by the previous NotW. Must be different each time.

11)  How did your friends, family, or colleagues react to your interest in learning Na’vi? Have you told them at all? Have you converted any of them?

12) If you could ask Frommer/Cameron three movie or language related questions (including word/phrases) what would they be? Why?

13) What's your personal contribution to the LN community that you're the most proud of? (You can name up to three.) What made you make those? Do you plan on contributing (again) in the future? How?

14) In your opinion, what are the top three user-created content (language doc, thread, quote, literary work, image, etc.) here? Why?

15) If you could travel to anywhere in space and time (including fictional universes), where would you go and why?

16) What three items (book, movie, game, instrument, music, sporting equipment, etc.) would you take to a desert island and why? (You'd be provided with means to fully utilize the chosen items – electricity, MP3 player, etc. –, but you couldn't use them for anything else.) Escape is not possible.

17) Pirate, ninja, zombie or robot? Something else? Maybe a combo? Exactly what subtype? Why? (For those of you not so versed in trash tropes, this question basically amounts to asking "What superpowers would you like to have?")

18) Name your top three favorite (Earth) animals from most favorite to least. Why those? What's the animal you're most terrified of? Why?

19) If you were granted one single wish what would it be? Why?

20) What is a question you'd ask yourself? How would you answer it?


I'd suggest Seabass for the first NotW as the person responsible for starting and running this place. If he's willing, of course.


Well, that's about it. I think this could be fun. So, who's with me?

edit: added Q#8
edit2: added Q#9 & 10
edit3: added Q's #11 to 14 (including those suggested by you)
edit4: added Q#15
edit5: added Q#16-20
edit6: changed Q#19

The current list has been sent to the first NotW. You can still suggest questions. The list is not set in stone, and can be changed during the course of the game.

Yeya Swizaw:
You know, I quite like this idea :)

Tsufätu Ayioangä:
I like this idea. :D  I think it'll help us feel like a smaller comunity and for like a family :D

Tirea Aean:
Nice! I like it. I might call it Tute kinäsrrä

(oeru txoa livu fpi tsalì'u a vay set ke lu awngar.)

Col Quaritch:
what about the non na'vi?

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