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Offline Seyvaro

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Nìnko! Na'vi! is online! (well, mostly)
« on: March 03, 2010, 11:44:10 pm »
I've finished writing chapter 1 of Nìnko! Na'vi! and recording the pronunciation of words, I just need to put everything online. You can find the mostly finished chapter of the textbook already up on my website http://simonorrstudio.com.

For the direct link to the textbook, go to http://aryaboudaie.info/simonorrstudio/navi
For the direct link to the pronunciation, go to http://aryaboudaie.info/simonorrstudio/vocabpronounced

Does anybody think that I should also make the chapters available for download as PDFs?

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Re: Nìnko! Na'vi! is online! (well, mostly)
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2010, 01:24:04 am »
I'm seeing a few errors in your book... Under "Pronunciation", you don't have rr listed as a vowel. You also have the pronunciation of i and ì mixed up.

Also, for an explanation of a glottal stop, I'd use "Uh-oh", and mention that the glottal stop in that is the dash. That way it is clearer and we don't have to go searching for a song to hear it.

So maybe some more work before a transfer to pdfs. I might have missed some errors, or be wrong myself, however.

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Re: Nìnko! Na'vi! is online! (well, mostly)
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2010, 01:29:12 am »

"Uh-oh" so THAT'S a glottal stop! Irayo! :)

I'm seeing a few errors in your book... Under "Pronunciation", you don't have rr listed as a vowel. You also have the pronunciation of i and ì mixed up.

Also, for an explanation of a glottal stop, I'd use "Uh-oh", and mention that the glottal stop in that is the dash. That way it is clearer and we don't have to go searching for a song to hear it.

So maybe some more work before a transfer to pdfs. I might have missed some errors, or be wrong myself, however.
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Re: Nìnko! Na'vi! is online! (well, mostly)
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2010, 01:34:16 am »
Oh one more thing (discreet but important) a few of your consonants are aspirated and the Na'vi do not aspirate.  For instance when we say "took" a lot of air is pushed out.  In Na'vi as little air as possible should be pushed out when saying "t".  Hope this helps! Eywa ngahu


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Re: Nìnko! Na'vi! is online! (well, mostly)
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2010, 09:35:21 am »
I didn't think that rr is a vowel, as the Learn Na'vi site doesn't list it as one. Irayo for catching the pronunciation errors. I'll also change the explanation of glottal stops to "uh-oh". I'll take the pronunciations offline until such time as I can rerecord and fix the audio.

Irayo,
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Re: Nìnko! Na'vi! is online! (well, mostly)
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2010, 09:49:41 am »
Does anybody actually like my resources, inaccuracies aside? (I changed the glottal stop explanation, Eyaye Tskxe, irayo.)

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Re: Nìnko! Na'vi! is online! (well, mostly)
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2010, 12:18:53 am »
Hm... If it's not "officially" a vowel, then you may want to at least note that it acts like one. For example, in Krr, and 'Rrta, rr is used as a vowel would be.

Grammar aside, I really do like the layout a lot. Separated into nice sections, and very tidy.

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« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2010, 06:54:35 pm »
Rr and Ll are what's called "Pseudovowels" aka they act as vowels no consonants (I.E. prrkxentrrkrr)


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« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2010, 07:57:47 pm »
I'll add the bit about them being pseudovowels. The whole textbook will probably be finished by August of this year. For now, I have a lot of schoolwork to catch up on.

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« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2010, 07:58:43 pm »
As I don't have time to write all of it, I'd appreciate it if some people would take it upon themselves to write stories or culture sections for the chapters. If anybody's interested, I can provide a list of vocabulary that I'd prefer you use.

 

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