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NEW EXPRESSIONS, NEW RULES–MIPA AYLÌ’FYAVI, MIPA HOREN
Vocabulary and other language details being released publicly to the language community for the first time.

Getting to Know You, Part 1

Kaltxì, ma oeyä eylan. Greetings from Los Angeles, where for a couple of days now I’ve been trying to overcome jet lag. I had hoped to post something from Paris, but a minor ailment had me out of commission for … Continue reading

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Mipa ayopin, mipa aylì’u–New colors, new words

In honor of the re-release of Uniltìrantokx tonight, here’s Part 1 of the Na’vi color system along with a bit of new vocabulary. Colors As the graphic indicates, Na’vi has 9 basic or primitive color terms: TUN: covers the red-to-orange … Continue reading

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A Na’vi alphabet

Kaltxì, ma oeyä eylan. Sunu oeru fwa fìtsengit terok oel nìmun. It’s nice to be back after my hiatus. In this post it’s my pleasure to convey to you some terrific work of several of our Sulfätu leLì’fya—Language Masters. Our … Continue reading

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Tìng Mikyun fte Tslivam: Listening Comprehension #1

Here’s a little two-minute listening comprehension exercise for intermediate and advanced learners that I hope will be fun. You can use it any way you like, but I’d suggest the following: First, review the recent vocabulary. Some of the newer … Continue reading

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Vocabulary update

Today’s post provides some new vocabulary, mostly from the A-priority list of the LEP (Lexical Expansion Project), along with a few usage notes. In the abbreviations indicating parts of speech, VT and VI refer to transitive and intransitive verbs respectively. … Continue reading

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Diminutives; Conversational Expressions

Today’s post introduces some useful things you can add to your written and spoken Na’vi, along with a few new vocabulary items. The Diminutive Form Lots of languages have a way of adding something to a word to mark it … Continue reading

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Zola’u nìprrte’! Welcome!

My friends, Zola’u nìprrte’ ayngaru nìwotx! Welcome to you all! It’s a pleasure to post this first message to Na’viteri (Concerning Na’vi), my blog about the language of the inhabitants of Pandora in James Cameron’s seminal film, “Avatar.” I hope … Continue reading

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