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A response from Paul Frommer!
« on: January 20, 2010, 02:12:08 pm »
Today, we bring you some fantastic news - a message from Paul Frommer in response to the overwhelming feedback on Ma Sempul. Be sure to add your name to the petition if you haven't already!

Listen to the letter, as read by Dr. Frommer himself!

Quote from: Paul Frommer
Ayeylanur oeyä sì eylanur lì'fyayä leNa'vi nìwotx:

Oel ayngati kameie, ma oeyä eylan, ulte ayngaru seiyi irayo. Fpole' ayngal oer fìtxan nìftxavang a 'upxaret stolawm oel. Lì'fyari leNa'vi oel 'efu ayngeyä tìyawnit. Ulte omum oel futa tìfyawìntxuri oeyä perey aynga nìwotx.

Spivaw oeti rutxe, ma oeyä eylan: oe new nìtxan ayngaru fyawivìntxu. Slä nìawnomum, zene oe 'awsiteng tìkangkem sivi fohu a Uniltìrantokxit sì kifkeyit Eywa'evengä zamolunge awngar. Foru 'upxaret oel fpole', slä vay set ke pamähängem kea tì'eyng. Nìaynga oe perey nìteng.

Tì'eyngit oel tolel a krr, ayngaru payeng, tsakrr paye'un sweya fya'ot a zamivunge oel ayngar aylì'ut horentisì lì'fyayä leNa'vi.

Sìlpey oe, layu oeru ye'rìn sìltsan a fmawn a tsun oe ayngaru tivìng.

Aylì'ufa awngeyä 'eylanä a'ewan Markusì ta Ngalwey . . . 'Ivong Na'vi!

Kìyevame ulte Eywa ngahu.

Ta 'eylan karyusì ayngeyä, Pawl.



To all my friends and friends of the Na'vi language:

I See you, my friends, and I thank you. I have heard the message you have sent me so passionately. I feel your love for the Na'vi language. And I know you are all waiting for my guidance.

Please believe me, my friends. I want very much to guide you. But as you know, I must work together with those who have brought us “Avatar” and the world of Pandora. I have sent them a message, but up to now no answer has arrived. Like you, I too am waiting.

When I receive an answer, I will let you know, and I will then decide the best way to bring you the words and rules of Na'vi.

I hope I will soon have good news to give you.

In the words of our young friend Markus from Galway . . . Let Na'vi bloom!

Goodbye for now, and may Eywa be with you.

Your friend and teacher, Paul.

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« Last Edit: June 02, 2010, 01:03:35 pm by Payoang »

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Re: A response from Paul Frommer!
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2010, 02:21:36 pm »
SQUEEEEEEEE

(dang it Seabass! I'm at work! I have work to do, no time for dissecting Na'vi....gah!)

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Re: A response from Paul Frommer!
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2010, 02:22:15 pm »
Nice job there guys!
 Let's hope to hear from him as soon as possible!
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Re: A response from Paul Frommer!
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2010, 02:23:02 pm »
This is awesome news! :D

But we still need moar, sign the petition people! ;)

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Re: A response from Paul Frommer!
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2010, 02:23:29 pm »
Great response!

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Re: A response from Paul Frommer!
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2010, 02:30:04 pm »
WooHoo!!

 Outstanding!!!

Eywa'evengä?  Pandora is Eywa'evengä in Na'vi??!!
« Last Edit: January 20, 2010, 02:35:02 pm by Txepäsiyu »

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Re: A response from Paul Frommer!
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2010, 02:32:05 pm »
This is great! I'm glad to see he is also enthusiastic about it.
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Re: A response from Paul Frommer!
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2010, 02:34:41 pm »
Fì'u sìltsan lu.

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Re: A response from Paul Frommer!
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2010, 02:39:12 pm »
This is great news, hes on our boat!

Anyone else notice he pronounced his name with with the W intead of a U. I wonder why that is . . . does it go against the pronunciation scheme of Na'vi ?
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Re: A response from Paul Frommer!
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2010, 02:39:51 pm »
Double squee!  One for the response, and one for new attested text/vocab/grammar!  At last, we know the word for "friend": 'eylan.

It looks like "and" can be suffixed to words too:

Ta 'eylan karyusì ayngeyä, Pawl
[From] your friend and teacher, Paul

Kind of reminds me of the -que suffix in Latin: "Senatus Populusque Romanus" = "Senate and People of Rome"

Eywa'evengä?  Pandora is Eywa'evengä in Na'vi??!!

Looks like Eywa'eveng; the -ä is the genitive attaching it to kifkey "world".  Alternately it might just be a set phrase kifkey Eywa'evengä "Eywa-child world".
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Re: A response from Paul Frommer!
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2010, 02:43:15 pm »
Brought a tear to my eye.

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Re: A response from Paul Frommer!
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2010, 02:43:30 pm »
and love (noun), that's probably the biggest thing in that whole thing.

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Re: A response from Paul Frommer!
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2010, 02:45:29 pm »
Everyone, this is amazing! We have been heard! I truly and full heartedly believe that Dr. Frommer has to be the most patient, hard working and dedicated teacher out there! Irayo ma Pawl!
Oel ayngati kameie

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Re: A response from Paul Frommer!
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2010, 02:47:05 pm »
Great, more Na'vi to parse. I let Wikipedia know about the new source as they've done a great job going over the content that we've had until now.

If we had a few dozen more of these we should be able to figure out the language all by ourselves.

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Re: A response from Paul Frommer!
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2010, 02:48:04 pm »
So awesome  :D  :D

Go listen to Dr. Frommer speak, it's just beautiful.
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Re: A response from Paul Frommer!
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2010, 02:48:39 pm »
Double squee!  One for the response, and one for new attested text/vocab/grammar!  At last, we know the word for "friend": 'eylan.

It looks like "and" can be suffixed to words too:

Ta 'eylan karyusì ayngeyä, Pawl
[From] your friend and teacher, Paul

Kind of reminds me of the -que suffix in Latin: "Senatus Populusque Romanus" = "Senate and People of Rome"

Eywa'evengä?  Pandora is Eywa'evengä in Na'vi??!!

Looks like Eywa'eveng; the -ä is the genitive attaching it to kifkey "world".  Alternately it might just be a set phrase kifkey Eywa'evengä "Eywa-child world".

Looks like we're going to have fun dissecting this letter!  Talk about first person resource!  If he jut keeps sending us letters, maybe we could eventually get everything we need? :D
Oel ayngati kameie

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Re: A response from Paul Frommer!
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2010, 02:50:54 pm »
this is awesome!! i must haz the audio!! O_O

I'd listen to it all night while im lying in bed!
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Re: A response from Paul Frommer!
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2010, 02:51:24 pm »
This absolutely wonderful news and hearing him speak the language the language is amazing!

Irayo ma Pawl

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Re: A response from Paul Frommer!
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2010, 02:51:46 pm »

Eywa'evengä?  Pandora is Eywa'evengä in Na'vi??!!

Looks like Eywa'eveng; the -ä is the genitive attaching it to kifkey "world".  Alternately it might just be a set phrase kifkey Eywa'evengä "Eywa-child world".

Of course! Perhaps the entire phrase is used when referring to Pandora.

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Re: A response from Paul Frommer!
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2010, 02:56:23 pm »
Looks like we're going to have fun dissecting this letter!  Talk about first person resource!  If he jut keeps sending us letters, maybe we could eventually get everything we need? :D

Well I think that's what our clever friend may be going for, if they don't give him the freedom. They may be able to silence his documentation, but they silence his tongue.

 

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