Category Archives: General

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

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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

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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

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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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