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Offline Mithcoriel

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A program to practice Na'vi: match the words to each other
« on: February 13, 2010, 07:03:51 pm »
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I made a little Javascript game. Maybe you heard of this type of learning, where you have a bunch of words in one language (Na'vi in this case) and a bunch of words in another language (English), and you need to match them, see which one belongs to which?
I thought that wasn't such a bad idea. My latin teacher always used it. So I made a Na'vi version of it. Here it is, in the attachment. Just put the two images in the same folder, they're accessories.

Lemme know what you think, and/or if you spot any mistakes.


By the way: you can change how many words appear at one time, by changing the number in the source code here:
Code: [Select]
//Number of words to solve at once:
var numWords = 8;

That's incase you want to make it easier, having to solve only, say, 5 words at a time, which of course reduces the possibilities of what each word might mean. Or if you want to make it more difficult, solving more words at once.

Kiyevame.


« Last Edit: February 14, 2010, 03:44:59 pm by Mithcoriel »
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Re: A program to practice Na'vi: match the words to each other
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2010, 07:23:47 pm »
After playing around with it for a few minutes, I think it is a great little program.

Though I do thing it should accept lowercase as well.. a little work, but it may be needed.. IMO
« Last Edit: February 13, 2010, 07:26:05 pm by Kxanìa Na'rìng »
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Re: A program to practice Na'vi: match the words to each other
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2010, 07:49:45 pm »
Okay, I edited it. It now ignores the case when correcting the word.

By the way, if anyone knows how to make sure it automatically clears the fields when it refreshes (function clearFields()), let me know)
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Re: A program to practice Na'vi: match the words to each other
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2010, 07:50:32 pm »
This is good--and fun. You should get together with irongamer. He has a web-based learning tool as well. Definitely expand on this. I would group words by categories:

*Various I/me/you/us/we/they words
*Verbs (always good to know)
*Connectors and conjunctions
* Fun phrases (you already have the technology in place--this is just a matter of layout)
*Word placement (this is my favorite--you write out a paragraph and remove "common words" that need to be replaced by Na'vi words. This gets the student to do this exercise "in context" and they actually use the words in (their home-language) sentences. Instead of sterile (generic) exercises, you now have them doing word substitution "in context" (as mentioned), and this helps them retain understanding.
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Re: A program to practice Na'vi: match the words to each other
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2010, 07:53:11 pm »
Okay, I edited it. It now ignores the case when correcting the word.

By the way, if anyone knows how to make sure it automatically clears the fields when it refreshes (function clearFields()), let me know)

As far as I know with limited programming knowledge, there should be an on-load or onStart function that you can put the clear field tags in... I havnt played with java for  while now.
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Re: A program to practice Na'vi: match the words to each other
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2010, 05:11:55 pm »
Yay, I finally solved the clear-form stuff. ^^

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*Various I/me/you/us/we/they words
*Verbs (always good to know)
*Connectors and conjunctions
* Fun phrases (you already have the technology in place--this is just a matter of layout)
*Word placement (this is my favorite--you write out a paragraph and remove "common words" that need to be replaced by Na'vi words. This gets the student to do this exercise "in context" and they actually use the words in (their home-language) sentences. Instead of sterile (generic) exercises, you now have them doing word substitution "in context" (as mentioned), and this helps them retain understanding.

True, a lot of that stuff would be feasible with this kind of system. You'd need a way to put words into groups, and have the program pick either 8 random words as it does now, or pick a group. Anyone have an idea about how to best make those groups?
Or else, we could make a file that contains only the words of that group, and displays exactly those every time, no randomness.
Anyone wanna do this? I can help I guess.
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Re: A program to practice Na'vi: match the words to each other
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2010, 06:34:09 pm »
God, I suck at programming--even html, but I can't help but think of CSS sheets. Where you "call" a certain document--basically you are simply getting all of the (variable) data in a basic, boring .txt file and having THAT info propagate the fields you want filled in. It seems like what you are doing now, only with modular set-up. Does that make any sense?
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Re: A program to practice Na'vi: match the words to each other
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2010, 07:58:57 pm »
God, I suck at programming--even html, but I can't help but think of CSS sheets. Where you "call" a certain document--basically you are simply getting all of the (variable) data in a basic, boring .txt file and having THAT info propagate the fields you want filled in. It seems like what you are doing now, only with modular set-up. Does that make any sense?

Not sure...I have an array of Na'vi words, and a matching array of English words, and the program picks a bunch of those at random. If that's what you mean. (Although you can look at the code.)
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Re: A program to practice Na'vi: match the words to each other
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2010, 08:19:46 pm »
Irongamer is the coder around here. not me :(
World's first na'vi podcast is here: http://media.podcastingmanager.com/9/0/7/3/4/253192-243709/Media/ATA-1.mp3

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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Re: A program to practice Na'vi: match the words to each other
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2010, 08:29:11 pm »
Okay, took Palulukan's advice and made a new game to practice just the personal pronouns. The first part of it works like this one, though I added a few twists. It's in this thread:

http://forum.learnnavi.org/your-projects-other-resources/wacky-game-to-practice-pronouns/
Ayoe lu aysamsiyu a plltxe "Ni" !
Aytìhawnu ayli'uyä aswok: "Ni", "Peng", si "Niiiew-wom" !

 

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