Author Archives: Pawl

Interviews, Questions, Comments

Kaltxì, ma frapo. I thought you might be interested in a few things I’ve been doing. First, I did an interview for a UK-based language blog that’s now online: http://passportnottingham.co.uk/blog-post/dr-paul-frommer-creator-of-the-navi-language/ You probably won’t find anything here that you haven’t heard … Continue reading

Posted in General | 5 Comments

Recordings added to the last post

Ma frapo, We now have voice recordings for all the examples in the last post, beautifully read by a tsulfätu lì’fyayä, our own Neytiri. Seiyi irayo, ma Ney. Ngeyä lì’upam lor lu nìngay. We’ll have more “guest readers” in the … Continue reading

Posted in General | 2 Comments

Mrrvola Lì’fyavi Amip—Forty New Expressions

Kaltxì nìmun, ma eylan! And hello again. Tse . . . it’s been a while. 🙂 I hope you’ve all been healthy and happy during my temporary absence from the blog. And I hope you’ll find the approximately 40 new … Continue reading

Posted in General | 14 Comments

Vomuna Lì’u Amip—Ten New Words

Kaltxì nìmun, ma eylan! It’s been quite a while, I know. Takrra postì asok frato solalängew txana krr. I’ve had a lot of distractions recently, some good, some bad. But things are settling down, and I hope to post some … Continue reading

Posted in General | 19 Comments

Tskxekengtsyìp a Mikyunfpi–A Little Listening Exercise

Here’s another little listening exercise I hope you enjoy. There’s one new vocabulary item you’ll need: pxawngip (n., PXAW.ngip) ‘environment’ This derives from pxaw ‘around’ + ngip ‘space’ Recall too that Tsyan = ‘John’ Fìtskxekengtsyìp zivawprrte’ ayngane! Edit 10-01-15: ayngaru … Continue reading

Posted in General | 5 Comments

Aylì’fyavi Lereyfya 2 — Cultural Terms 2 — and more

Kaltxì, ma frapo— This post adds to the cultural terminology in the previous one and hopefully fills a few important gaps in our lexicon as well. Irayo nìfrakrr to the LEP and other members of the Na’vi community for some … Continue reading

Posted in General | 10 Comments

Aylì’fyavi Lereyfya 1 — Cultural Terms 1

Kaltxì nìmun ayngaru nìwotx! North American Avatar Meet 2015 is now history. The setting was beautiful Estes Park, Colorado, where the lì’fyaolo’ and Uniltìrantokxolo’ got together again to celebrate all things Avatar. This year’s tsawlultxa included seeing the film on … Continue reading

Posted in General | 19 Comments

Na Ayskxe mì Te’lan . . . Sad News

Ma eylan ayawne, Txo tìkeftxonga’a fmawnit ke stilvawm ayngal, zene oe piveng san Uniltìrantokxä pamtseongopyu ayawne alu Tsyeymzì Horner tolerkängup. James Horner, who composed the musical score for Avatar and so many other films, has died at the age of … Continue reading

Posted in General | 16 Comments

Cirque du Soleil’s “Toruk: The First Flight”–Teaser video online!

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! … Continue reading

Posted in General | 22 Comments

Some New Words for May Day

Kaltxì, ma frapo! Sìlpey oe tsnì fpom livu ayngaru nìwotx ulte sngerä’i a zìsìkrr asang zivawprrte’ [see below] ayngane. The well-known saying “April showers bring May flowers” has for several years now been far from true in California. I only … Continue reading

Posted in General | 13 Comments