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Offline ~Ayngahu

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What will you use Na'Vi for?
« on: January 13, 2010, 06:53:29 am »
I believe projects was the best intended forum to post this question :) We're all here to learn Na'Vi language, perhaps some culture aswell.

But why? What will you use your Na'Vi for? :)

Personally, I want to learn Na'Vi because not only did the movie give me a great experience; it touched me very deeply. I was reminded about how much I love life and it's right to exist, making me think about the future of earth and how we live on it. It was a great (however grim) reminder about how consumed we humans can be in our inquisitive nature, expanding and exhausting.

So, I'd like to honor that love I felt for the characters and their holy nature by lovng the people I know in life aswell as nature here on earth. Learning Na'Vi will help root and express that love.

I also plan to start a tradition. Once I get better at Na'Vi, I will anually venture into a forest and plant a seed for a new tree to grow, saying a prayer to Eywa that I will have made myself. My father once planted a tree and it still grows to this day. I want part of such joy :)

Learning Na'Vi will also be a great challenge, as I'm atleast of average intelligence with some talent for linguistics. I don't know if I will ever get to use it for actual interactions... but it would only make it that much more fantastic when I happen to meet someone who suddenly says Kaltxì! ^^
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Re: What will you use Na'Vi for?
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2010, 06:56:07 am »
Nothing.

For me, the point is in the learning.

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Re: What will you use Na'Vi for?
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2010, 07:10:10 am »
Don't know what to use it for.. Just being on this forum and learning with all of you is great.

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Re: What will you use Na'Vi for?
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2010, 07:10:39 am »
I don't really have a use for this language. I learn it because it is beautiful.

It has however taught me a lot about language as a side effect as well as getting me motivated to finally learning some Danish (I've been going there regularly for at least 6 years now).
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Re: What will you use Na'Vi for?
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2010, 07:23:06 am »
I think it will be the next international language, and I'm getting a head start.   8)
Peu sa'nokyä ayoengyä?  Pefya ayoeng poeru kìte'e sayi?
Pefya ayoengìl poeti hayawnu, na poel ayoengit hawnu?

What of our mother?  How shall we serve her?  How shall we protect her as she protects us?

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Re: What will you use Na'Vi for?
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2010, 08:45:41 am »
Kaltxi!

Great topic and question. :)

For me the primary reason has been to gain confidence in learning a language. I have always thought languages were fascinating but have struggled to learn another besides my native tongue. Because Na'vi is constructed and follows all of its rules it is very accessible in my eyes, even if still difficult. So if I can learn Na'vi, even the very basics, I'll consider myself able to learn others and move on to them.

Secondly, because it is beautiful.

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Txen Seri Unil = Awake + Make (present continuing tense) + Dream = Waking Dream

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Re: What will you use Na'Vi for?
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2010, 08:48:37 am »
Because it keeps my brain working, helps me be different, and is a beautiful language.

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Re: What will you use Na'Vi for?
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2010, 09:31:12 am »
I'm interested in learning a constructed language just for the intellectual fun of it.  Why Na'vi rather than Klingon, Toki Pona, Láadan, or Ilaksh?  Four good reasons:

1) Na'vi was deliberately designed to be not very hard to learn to pronounce.

2) Na'vi was deliberately designed to be "interesting".

3) Na'vi was deliberately designed to sound beautiful.

4) Since it's coming from a James Cameron movie, and JC has a remarkable ability to make movies that lots of people go see and fall in love with, there's a good chance there will be a thriving community of speakers.

I'm glad the movie and language have resonated with folks who, like Ayngahu, want to feel a connection to nature.  Good for them.  Yay, Eywa.  Me, I'm RDA All The Way and will probably end up being slightly annoyed by the number of woo-woo hippies that the Na'vi-speaking community attracts.  Oh well, no big deal.  It's still a beautiful language (by design) and I'm sure I'll have fun telling the hippie freaks to get a life in their "native tongue". :) :) :)

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Re: What will you use Na'Vi for?
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2010, 04:22:06 pm »
I also plan to start a tradition. Once I get better at Na'Vi, I will anually venture into a forest and plant a seed for a new tree to grow, saying a prayer to Eywa that I will have made myself. My father once planted a tree and it still grows to this day. I want part of such joy :)

That is awesome :D  i love that idea.  I'm gonna talk to my mom and see if we can do that too.

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Re: What will you use Na'Vi for?
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2010, 04:24:46 pm »
I find myself substituting Gaia for Eywa when I refer directly to the Great Mother here on Earth...   YMMV (Your Mileage May Vary)

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Re: What will you use Na'Vi for?
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2010, 05:42:14 pm »
Pivlltxe!

(To speak!)
'Awa lì'fya ke tam kawkrr.
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Re: What will you use Na'Vi for?
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2010, 07:15:32 pm »
For me Na'vi is firstly the language of people in a film I pray for. Learning Na'vi is my connection to people all over the world who share my fascination and enthusiasm for James Cameron and the film Avatar. Secondly I said to myself, if i can handle this language and learn it on my own I am able to learn every language i want to... and i really like travelling abroad and speaking other languages. And thirdly is Na'vi a fictitious language which stays for great imagination. I read hundreds of books mostly fantasy-genre which are staying in my cupboeard behind me, all these fantastic ideas of strange worlds and new planets were read and forgotten with the time. Na'vi is my chance to hold on Camerons idea of the world Pandora, the Na'vi, the flora and fauna ...just to save this imagination of a wonderfull world with some other people all over our planet.
My english isn't very good but I hope you understood what i wanted to tell you...

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Re: What will you use Na'Vi for?
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2010, 10:23:25 pm »
I also plan to start a tradition. Once I get better at Na'Vi, I will anually venture into a forest and plant a seed for a new tree to grow, saying a prayer to Eywa that I will have made myself. My father once planted a tree and it still grows to this day. I want part of such joy :)

That is awesome :D  i love that idea.  I'm gonna talk to my mom and see if we can do that too.

So I talked to her and she got me thinking about how cool it would be to start our own little forrest on my school campus.  So spinning off yer idea, I'm gonna start growing a seed at home then when it's ready to plant, I'll talk to my school and see if they'll let me plant it.  Then every year I can go back and plant another there.

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Re: What will you use Na'Vi for?
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2010, 10:25:58 pm »
It's cool being a part of a growing community that invents it's own words - how many people get a chance to do that?

Also, I want to use Na'Vi to do fun creative things, like translate literature, write poems, and sing songs. It is so pretty to listen to as well - I hope I don't have too much trouble learning it!
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Re: What will you use Na'Vi for?
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2010, 11:48:43 pm »
I'm learning because it's fun and beautiful. Learning a new language is also always a good brain exercise. Plus a few of my friends are learning so it'll be awesome to have a secret language!
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Re: What will you use Na'Vi for?
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2010, 12:33:15 am »
I'm gonna use it to talk to people with. Well, at least thats what I plan on using it for.

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Re: What will you use Na'Vi for?
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2010, 02:14:21 am »
for speaking to my friend without the teatchers knowing what we talk about XD
if you see me not spelling words correct, its because im learning to write without looking at the keyboard.
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Re: What will you use Na'Vi for?
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2010, 02:31:15 am »
It's cool being a part of a growing community that invents it's own words - how many people get a chance to do that?

This community doesn't make up the words. Most of the time, they are deriving the word from something else, or Frommer has released a new word and the dictionary gets updated for that. I think some people have been using skxaypxe for "Skype", but, other than joking around, all the words are from Frommer. Just wanted to let you know, so you don't try to introduce a bunch of new words that aren't from the direct source.  :)

I learn the language because I find it fascinating. It's a new thing to learn, and it challenges me. In addition, relatively few people know it past "skxawng", so it's cool to be able to feel like you're part of something that's still a bit "underground".

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Re: What will you use Na'Vi for?
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2010, 04:02:03 am »
I figure if Humanity ever gets to the Alpha Centauri system or farther out, it'll be a good idea to already know an alien language! ;)

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Re: What will you use Na'Vi for?
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2010, 09:52:26 am »
I've always been fascinated by language. And when possible, I try to play with language as much as possible.

I also use language, accents, and other things, to help flesh out characters for the campaign worlds I create for my D&D and Marvel Universe RPG groups. Na'vi will probably become the language of the Kor race that I created for my D&D world (they're similar to the Na'vi in some ways, and are a sub-specie of elf, like... anti-drow), even if it IS only a background thing and 99% of people will only be speaking in English (or common).

I already use Klingon as my Draconic speech. I feel Na'vi will be a very nice counterpoint to it for elven peoples.

Oh yes, I know it's so nerdy. But I need SOME outlet to speak Na'vi. It's too pretty to just let it not be heard.

 

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