I see that some of you have already discovered this video online. It’s a brief “teaser,” whetting appetites for Cirque du Soleil’s newest production, “Toruk: The First Flight,” based on an Avatar theme. And it has some spoken Na’vi in it!
As you’ve probably guessed, I was involved in this project. I translated the needed text and worked closely with the professional voiceover artist in Montreal to coach him on the pronunciation. I think he did a fine job.
I was delighted to see the discussion about this on learnnavi.org. Several of you did beautifully in figuring out exactly what the Na’vi was! Seykxel sì nitram, ma eylan!
If I can figure out how to do a spoiler here on the blog, I’ll edit this post and add the text and translation. Otherwise I’ll include it soon in a separate post.
In the meantime, if you haven’t already listened to the Na’vi and attempted to figure it out, please do! I bet you’ll get a lot of it.
A couple of hints:
There’s one word you’re not familiar with: the Anurai are a Na’vi clan.
Also, keep in mind the adposition wä ‘against.’
Sìlpey oe tsnì hì’ia fìrel arusikx sì mì saw a lì’fya leNa’vi zivawprrte’ ayngane! 🙂
EDIT May 03: Well, I did some research and discovered I needed to add a new plugin to WordPress to allow me to do a spoiler. I did that, but for some reason it’s not working. So rather than fiddle with it further, I’ll just give you the Na’vi text below. If you don’t want to see it yet, don’t scroll down. 🙂
Oe lu Anuraiyä syena hapxì a rey.
Tsaheyl si hu Eywa a krr,
Stawm oel aymokrit fizayuä a lìm
Krra kxap larmu sìreywä feyä nìwotx.