Author Archives: Pawl

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

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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

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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

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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

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Kap sì ayunil saylahe. Threats, dreams, and other things.

Kaltxì nìmun, ma eylan! Sìlpey oe tsnì fpom livu ayngaru nìwotx. I hope you’ll find the following new words useful, the majority of which stem from ideas provided by the LEP. kxap (n.) ‘threat’ Tìpähem Sawtuteyä kxap atxan larmu Na’viru. … Continue reading

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Ayngaru tsìnga yora’tut! May I present the four winners!

Ma eylan, To close out the year I have a real treat: It is my pleasure to announce the winners of the 2014 Na’vi Writing Contest and present their work to you. This year’s theme was: Mrra zìsìt hu Uniltìrantokx … Continue reading

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Twenty before the Holidays

Kaltxì ayngaru, ma eylan. I hope you’re all doing well and looking forward to healthy and happy holidays. Here are some new vocabulary items I hope you’ll find useful. Thanks, as always, to the stalwart LEP contributors for some of … Continue reading

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Tson sì Fpomron—Obligation and Mental Health

Kaltxì, ma frapo. I have some new vocabulary for you today that I think you’ll find useful. Most of these will be in the categories of obligation and mental health, but there will be some miscellaneous words as well. Thanks … Continue reading

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Stxeli Alor: The text

Here’s the text to the listening exercise in the previous post. If you haven’t already, I think it would be a great idea to listen to the narrative several times and try to write out what you hear. Then compare … Continue reading

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Stxeli Alor–A Beautiful Gift

Kaltxì, ma smuk. As a little listening exercise, I’d like to tell you about a beautiful gift John and I received. First, a couple of new words you’ll need: krrka (adp-, KRR.ka) ‘during’ tìreyn (n., tì.REYN) ‘train’ (borrowed from English) … Continue reading

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