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Exoblade 11-13-2017 12:50 PM

Frommer on Na'vi language at Pandora-The World of Avatar
 
A Conversation with Dr. Paul Frommer, Creator of the Na'vi Language from Avatar | The Disney Blog

Interesting look at the work Paul Frommer did to get the cast members speaking na'vi at the park. Also we now have a na'vi word for restroom.

TireaAean 11-14-2017 03:12 AM

Hi Exoblade!

Thanks for posting the link :D

I didn't notice the word for restroom being brought up in there. I knew though that there has been a phrase for this since this April 2013 post on Frommer's blog “Where’s the bathroom?” and other useful things | Na'viteri.org However, the name for an actual place one releases waste (fngä'tseng) I did not see anywhere until I saw it on one of the cards for the translator device sold at the World of Pandora in Disney Animal Kingdom.

I'm happy that this board sees some life again :D

cheers
:na'vi:

Exoblade 11-14-2017 08:32 AM

No problem, I came across it on the subreddit and though people hear might want to hear about this. Find new content is the best way to encourage discussion.

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Originally Posted by TireaAean (Post 190618)
However, the name for an actual place one releases waste (fngä'tseng) I did not see anywhere until I saw it on one of the cards for the translator device sold at the World of Pandora in Disney Animal Kingdom.

I checked the online dictionary and they said the word was added in 2016 but its still interesting.

Sight Unseen 11-19-2017 03:16 PM

I wonder if the Na'vi have slang for that; English speakers call it the can, pot, toilet, bathroom, washroom, head, commode, loo, throne, outhouse, crapper...

TireaAean 11-20-2017 02:04 PM

It's very likely that there is an entire huge slang register. We just haven't got around to building the original / standard register yet. I suspect in due time we may start working on the colloquial style Na'vi but probably not for a few years.

Wind12 11-22-2017 07:31 AM

típlltxe níNa'vi lu 'o' nítxan. Sílpey tsní ngaru lu fpom ma TireaAean.

TireaAean 11-22-2017 07:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Wind12 (Post 190656)
típlltxe níNa'vi lu 'o' nítxan.

Ngaru tìyawr! :D :na'vi:

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Sílpey tsní ngaru lu fpom ma TireaAean.
oeru lu fpom :) Ngaru nìteng, sìlpey oe

Wind12 11-26-2017 06:35 AM

Irayo ma tsmuk! Níkeftxo, oeru lu tíkangkem fpi pukapa trr. Oeru layu kea tíkangkem fítrrmuve.

allroock123 04-23-2018 10:21 PM

in reflection some rather common day to day use slang in American English comes across the bridge from some interesting rather interesting source roots ,, for example the phrase "Ah ha" often used in short recognition of what another is saying often on the phone ,, is extremely close to the Cherokee or better said "Tsalagi language word for "Yes" V:-v'/V: Uh-uh/Uh = yes (one usually also nods when saying this) please note the Tsalagi language sound for "V" in there syllabary are voiced here last letter top row so you can hear in this example ,,
https://youtu.be/NxXcIH4Btb8
when run through the lens of our language there is a slight sound change, there language also has added words to describe things like "Automobile" or "Airplane" that where brought here by another people and had no words to describe in there original source language ,, The Cherokee (Tsa la gi) people are quite unique as a man named " Sequoyah " created a means for there people to write there thoughts down on paper, most native languages (And Na'vi as well) have no writing system) so there knowledge must be passed down from person to person through the oral tradition circle the importance of storytelling in first peoples community's has very deep roots because of this..
"Who was Sequoyah ?"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGG1ZHur3g4


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