**The Na'vi Number System***Preface:*Kaltxì ma smuktu!

I came up with the idea to write a little "How to use the Na'vi Number System".

I got everything from the

*Na'vi-German Dictionary*,

*Na'vi - Grammar and Rules*, and

*Horen Lì'fyayä leNa'vi* then summarized here.

Here I discuss only the numerical system of the Na'vi language and I hope that this is clearly written.

*This post is a translation of the German version (that I wrote).*

The Na'vi knows an octal number system with the base eight.

Instead of numbers of the form of

*m* x 10 +

*n*, in Na'vi, one uses numbers of the form

*m* x 8 +

*n*. For example, 4 x 8 + 4 = 44

_{8}.

36

_{10} and 44

_{8} are equivalent.

**Note:** The subscript numbers indicate the base of the number system.Let's start with the basic numbers of the Na'vi:

**Basic Numbers****Number ** | **Na’vi ** | **Basic ** | **Rest ** |

**0** | **kew** | | |

**1** | **'aw** | | **-aw** |

**2** | **mune** | **me-** | **-mun** |

**3** | **pxey** | **pxe-** | **-pey** |

**4** | **tsìng** | **tsì-** | **-sìng** |

**5** | **mrr** | **mrr-** | **-mrr** |

**6** | **pukap** | **pu-** | **-fu** |

**7** | **kinä** | **ki-** | **-hin** |

**8** | **vol** | | |

If you want to use numbers greater than eight, it is done as follows:

*nine * | **volaw** | **vol** + -**aw** | -> **8** + **1** |

*ten* | **vomun** | **vo**(**l**) + -**mun** | -> **8** + **2** |

**Note:** The **l** from vo**l** falls off if the part after starts with a consonant.A similar thing is done if you want to say numbers greater than fifteen.

In this case, the follownig scheme is used:

Basic +

**vol** + Rest

*thirty-two * | **tsìvol** | **tsì**- + **vol** | four times **8** | **4** x **10**_{8} |

*fifty-three* | **puvomrr ** | **pu**- + **vo**(**l**) + -**mrr ** | six times **8** + **5 ** | **6** x **10**_{8} + **5** |

Here is a table:

**Note:** If you encounter a double **m** when building numbers, one of them must be removed.In the table are also numbers greater than 64

_{10}. 64

_{10} is equivalent to 100

_{8}.

*sixty-five* | **zamaw** | **zam** + -**aw** | **64**_{10} + **1** | **100**_{8} + **1** |

*sixty-eight* | **zamsìng** | **zam** + -**sìng** | **64**_{10} + **4** | **100**_{8} + **4** |

**Big Numbers**Here is a table:

To write larger numbers, one uses the following scheme:

Basic + X + Y + Rest, such that X can be

**zam**,

**vozam** or

**zazam** and Y can be Basic +

**vol**.

*three-hundred-eighty-four* | **puzam** | **pu**- + **zam** | seven times **64** |

384_{10} | 600_{8} | 6 x 100_{8} | 6 x 64_{10} |

*four-hundred-sixty-one * | **kizamvomrr ** | **ki**- + **zam** + **vo** + -**mrr ** | seven times **64** + **8** + **5** |

461_{10} | 715_{8} | 7 x 100_{8} + 10_{8} + 5 | 7 x 64_{10} + 8_{10} + 5 |

*four-hundred-ninety-eight* | **kizampuvomun ** | **ki**- + **zam** + **pu**- + **vo** + -**mun ** | seven times **64** + six times **8** + **2** |

498_{10} | 762_{8} | 7 x 100_{8} + 6 x 10_{8} + 2 | 7 x 64_{10} + 6 x 8_{10} + 2 |

If you want to try to say or write a greater number, it's not currently possible because a new word is needed for 32768 (100000

_{8}) and any higher power of 8.

**Using The Numbers**The numbers are used as adjectives.

Examples:

5 trees -->

**mrra** utral / utral

**amrr** ->

**Number** +

**a** <- which refers to the noun.

14 people -->

**vofua** tawtute / tawtute

**avofu**And then we write it as a figure:

5 trees -->

**°5a** utral / utral

**a5°** ->

**°** +

**digit** +

**a** <- which refers to the noun.

14 people -->

**°16a** tawtute / tawtute

**a16°**The degree symbol

**°** indicates that the number means as octal, so as an alternative to the subscript 8 } X

_{8}.

**Non-Na’vi Numbers**The Na'vi has two loanwords among its numbers from English. These would be

**'eyt** and

**nayn**.

Use these

**not** for counting (whoever does will be eaten by Palulukan!

), but as digits. For example, phone numbers, license plates, IDs, etc.

**Ordinal Numbers**The ordinal numbers are formed by the suffix

**-ve**.

See the table:

**Repetitions**Number of repetitions (For ex. five times, seven times, etc.) expressed about the word

**alo**,

which is used as a noun:

five times:

**alo ***amrr* / *mrra* alosix times:

**alo ***apukap* / *pukapa* aloThis can also develop:

fifth time:

**alo ***amrrve* / *mrrvea* alosixth time:

**alo ***apuve* / *puvea* alo**Valid words:** one time:

**'awa alo** /

**alo a'aw** (almost always shortened to

**'awlo**)

two times:

**munea alo** /

**alo amune** (almost always shortened to

**melo**)

three times:

**pxeya alo** /

**alo apxey** (almost always shortened to

**pxelo**)

**Fractions**Fractions are formed with the help of

**-pxì**,

except

*half* and

*third*.

half | **mawl** | sixth | **pupxì** |

third | **pan** | seventh | **kipxì** |

fourth | **tsìpxì** | eighth | **vopxì** |

fifth | **mrrpxì** | ninth | **volawpxì** |

Special writing:

**mefan** is two-thirds (Dual of

**pan**).

**Note:** Fractions are treated as nounsTo make higher fractions, combine a number with a fraction. Note that you have to use the number like an adjective – so use

**a** attribute.

**munea mrrpxì** - two fifths

**kinäa vopxì** - seven eighths

**Useful Info**Here is a link to LearnNavi.org

NumbersA PDF file is attached at this post.

Now the PDF files are avaliablle at the LearnNavi.org website!

http://learnnavi.org/media/

*Final word:*So, I hope that this post is helpful.

Sources:

*Dictionary: Na'vi - German*, the

*Na'vi - Grammar and Rules* and

*Horen Lì'fyayä leNa'vi*Please let me know if you find errors or have suggestions for improvement - Irayo!

- ta Tìtstewan