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Dec 21

Nang! Nì’ul sì nì’ul sì nì’ul Na’vi!

Posted on Monday, December 21, 2009 in Film

Two Na'vi

The information on Na’vi just keeps coming! Here is a story on NPR from Dec. 15. There are some very nice examples of Frommer speaking Na’vi (and even getting Renee Montagne to try her tongue at it).

The movie has only been out a few days and already a fan community has begun to coalesce around the language. Check out Learn Na’vi for some grammar, vocabulary, and phonetics that have been gleaned from publicly available sources. Nothing “official” from Frommer or Cameron…yet. Incidentally, this is where the title of this post was cobbled together from. It’s supposed to read “Wow! More and more and more Na’vi.” In addition to this site, there’s a Facebook group already in existence as well — Learn the Na’vi language — with the description “Kaltxì! Ngaru lu fpom srak? which, as far as I can tell, roughly means “Hello! How are you?”

Oct 4

Latin comes to Facebook

Posted on Sunday, October 4, 2009 in Natural Languages

The Conlanging Librarian has been lax in his duties, and this news item was too good to pass up. Although Latin is decidedly not a conlang, it is an inspiration to many conlangers, both novices and advanced practioners. Latin…it’s not just for Cicero anymore!