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Re: Alphabet
« Reply #60 on: May 01, 2014, 04:38:20 pm »
Hi, just a quick question about the pronunciation of the Na'vi 'i' letters.

According to the picture thing, the 'i' with the accent thing on it is pronounced "ee" and the one with the accent (sorry, I don't know how to type it), is pronounced like the "i" in "thin".  But according to the dictionary the word "Tsahìk" the "i" in it has the accent over it and should be pronounced like it would in "thin" but in the movie "Tsahìk" is pronounced: "tsah-heek".

Can someone elaborate on this please?

Tompayä kato,
tsawkeyä kato,
Trrä sì txonä,
S(ì) ayzìsìtä kato,
Sì’ekong te’lanä,
Te’lanä le-Na’vi
Oeru teya si,
Oeru teya si.

Katot täftxu oel
Nìean nìrim,
Ayzìsìtä kato,
‘Ìheyu sìreyä,
‘Ìheyu sìreyä,
Sìreyä le-Na’vi,
Oeru teya si,
Oeru teya si.

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Re: Alphabet
« Reply #61 on: May 01, 2014, 05:35:05 pm »
Merely one example of actors’ pronunciation that deviates from ‘standard’ Na’vi ;)
As was said in an interview, they had other things to worry about than the correct pronunciation of the invented language ;)

It is indeed supposed to be tsahìk with a short i.

Btw, you can type the ì by pressing on the button line above the smileys. There, ä and ì can be selected. ;)


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