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im reallyyy new to this so maybe it's just my lack of experience with linguistics, but i dont understand a lot of the terms used here :( for example: glottal stop, ejective, and dipthong. Any help or links to good resources would be extremely helpful. Thanks :D

Hey, wellcome!

Don't worry about it, we are here to help. :)

glottal stop = ' This is like a short stop as in "uh-oh" - "uh'oh"
ejective = px, kx, tx
Here are some sound samples:
kx - http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a0/Velar_ejective_plosive.ogg
tx - http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d7/Alveolar_ejective_plosive.ogg
px - http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/64/Bilabial_ejective_plosive.ogg

dipthong =
aw = aou - "noun"
ay = eye - "eye"
ew = Eh-w - "heyo"
ey = aey - "say"

Here you can find a lots of useful stuff:
[For Beginners] Links to useful learning materials - II
Also this thread is very useful:
Appeal to everyone who begins to study Na'vi

If you have more questions, fell free to ask. :)

Ezy Ryder:
I recall there being something called "Crash course in linguistics" on the main site...
Also, google/Wikipedia is your friend.

Toruk Makto:
Yes, it's at http://www.learnnavi.org/docs/Linguistic-terminology-crash-course.pdf

Ftiafpi's explanation of glottal stop and ejectives.
Evang should be eveng, but otherwise it's rock solid.


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