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Simple Na'vi Lessons
« on: March 09, 2010, 02:19:35 am »
I had some difficulty diving into Na'vi because of the linguistics-heavy references that were out there at the time I got started. I'm not sure how much this has improved, but from what I'm hearing it still takes a minor linguistics degree (even if it's obtained from the Linguistics Crash Course :)) to learn Na'vi grammar.

So I started collecting tips I was giving people who had grammar issues and I'm adding them as content pages to my Na'vi blog:

Simple Grammar

I've also started collecting sound samples I've given people, and pronunciation tips, and started a pronunciation guide:

Simple Pronunciation

Comments, requests, etc, are all very welcome! Irayo, ma oeyä eylan! ^_^

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Re: Simple Na'vi Lessons
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2010, 05:19:01 am »
I like what I see so far.  I can really understand what you mean about needing a crash course in linguistics terminology.  I spent a good couple of days trying to learn about the terms used in the original Language Log post about the language (this was before this site came into existence).  Keep up the good work...


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Re: Simple Na'vi Lessons
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2010, 12:06:11 pm »
Irayo! I will post on this thread as I come up with new lessons. I've been really enjoying it so far. I'll eventually run into a wall where my own knowledge stops, but I figure that I get two really important things out of this, learning-wise: writing about it to teach others will help me clean up and cement my own knowledge; and it'll encourage me to continue learning more so I can write more.

I'm actually a programmer by trade so I've been tempted to write some Na'vi-related toys, but it seems like that's pretty well covered already. ;D There's already a Na'vi chat bot, and I'd just had that idea the other day too!

 

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