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Sngä’iyufpi a Lì’fya leNa’vi - Na’vi for Beginners Seattle, July 22, 2012

Snapamrelvi sì Lì’upam: Alphabet & Pronunciation

(’) tìFtang, A, AW, AY, Ä, E, EW, EY, Fä, Hä, I, Ì,
KeK, KxeKx, LeL, ’Ll, MeM, NeN, NgeNg, O, PeP, PxePx,
ReR, ’Rr, Sä, TeT, TxeTx, Tsä, U, Vä, Wä, Yä, Zä

’ A AW AY Ä E EW EY F H I Ì K KX L LL M N NG O P PX
R RR S T TX TS U V W Y Z

Tìpängkxotsyìp a1ve - Dialogue #1: Kaltxì! Hello!

A. Kaltxì, ma tsmuk.
Hello, brother (or sister).
B. Kaltxì. Oel ngati kameie.
Hello. I See you
A. Ngati kameie nìteng.
I See you too.
B. Ngaru lu fpom srak?
Are you well?
A. Lu fpom. Ngaru tut?
I’m well. And you?
B. Oeru lu fpom nìteng.
I’m well too.
A. Oeru txoa livu. Oe zene kivä. Kìyevame.
Please excuse me. I have to go. See you later.
B. Kìyevame ulte Eywa ngahu.
See you later and may Eywa be with you.

Tìpängkxotsyìp a2ve - Dialogue #2: Smon nìprrte’. Nice to meet you.

A. Fyape fko syaw ngar, ma tsmuk?
What are you called, brother (or sister)?
B. Oeru syaw Tsyeyson. Ngaru tut?
I’m called Jason. And you?
A. Oeru syaw Pawl. Smon nìprrte’.
I’m Paul. Nice to meet you.
B. Smon nìprrte’ nìteng.
Nice to meet you too.

Tìpängkxotsyìp a3ve - Dialogue #3: Nga ftu peseng? Where are you from?

A. Zola’u nìprrte’, ma tsmuk.
Welcome, brother (or sister).
B. Frrfeien.
I’m happy to be visiting.
A. Nga zola’u ftu peseng?
Where are you from?
B. Oe zola’u ftu Wasyington. Ngari tut?
I’m from Washington. And you?
A. Oe zola’u ftu El Ey.
I’m from L.A.
B. Nga kä peseng nìhay?
Where are you going next?
A. Oe kä ne SänFränsìsko trray.
I’m going to San Francisco tomorrow.
B. Krrpe nga tätxaw ne kelku?
When will you return home?
A. Tätxaw ne kelku mesrray.
I’ll go home the day after tomorrow.
B. Sivop nìzawnong.
Travel safely.

Srungtsyìp a1ve - Tip #1: Pronouns

oe I
oel I
oeti me
oeru to me

nga you
ngal you
ngati you (obj.)
ngaru to you

Srungtsyìp a2ve - Tip #2: The "have" pattern

Oeru lu ____. OR Lu oeru ____. I have ____.

’eylan friend
puk book
’itan son
syeprel camera
’ite daughter
tsko swizaw bow & arrow
au drum
syuve food
hawre’ hat
tstal knife
karyu teacher

Tìpängkxotsyìp a4ve - Dialogue #4: Yafkeykteri. About the weather.

Q: Yafkeyk fyape (set)?
What’s the weather like (now)?
A: Zup tompa.
It’s raining.
Zup herwì.
It’s snowing.
Taw lu piak.
The sky is clear.
Taw lu lepwopx.
The sky is cloudy.
Tìran / tul hufwe.
It’s breezy. / It’s windy.
Q: Yari somwewpe (set)?
How’s the temperature (now)?
A: Ya lu txawew.
It’s frigid.
Ya lu wew.
It’s cold.
Ya lu wur.
It’s cool.
Ya lu tsyafe.
It’s nice.
Ya lu sang.
It’s warm.
Ya lu som.
It’s hot.
Ya lu txasom.
It’s broiling.

Tìpängkxotsyìp a5ve - Dialogue #5: Syuve. Food.

A. Srake nga ’efu ohakx?
Are you hungry?
B. Srane, ’efu nìtxan. Yivom ko!
Yes. Quite. Let’s eat!
A. Sunu ngaru fkxen srak?
Do you like veggie stuff?
B. Kezemplltxe, sunu oeru nìtxan.
Of course, I like it a lot.
A. Vey tut?
How about meat?
B. Ngaytxoa, ke tsun oe yivom veyit.
Sorry, I can’t eat meat.
A. Frawzo. Lu awngaru fkxen aftxìlor.
No problem. We have delicious vegetarian food.

Srungtsyìp a3ve - Tip #3: The –iv– form of the verb

go kivä
za’u come etc.
yom eat
näk drink
taron hunt
sop travel
makto ride
tswayon fly
plltxe speak

Pattern:

Oe zene __________. I have to ________.
-iv- form
Oe tsun __________. I can ________.
-iv- form

Tìpängkxotsyìp a6ve - Dialogue #6: Naer. Drink.

A. Nga ’efu väng srak?
Are you thirsty?
B. Sran, ’efu nìtxan. Niväk ko!
Yep. I’m parched. Let’s have a drink!
A. Sunu ngaru pxir srak?
Do you like beer?
B. Ngaytxoa, ke tsun oe niväk swoat. Oeri lu swoa fnetxum.
Sorry, but I can’t drink spirits. I’m allergic to intoxicants.
A. Tslolam. Nga tsun niväk wewa payit. Ulte ke rayou!
Got it. You can drink cold water. And not get drunk!
B. Tseiun tivam.
That’s just fine.

Srungtsyìp a4ve - Tip #4: Positioning adjectives with nouns

Pattern:
ADJa NOUN OR NOUN aADJ

Ex. 1: wew cold, pay water
cold water: wewa pay OR pay awew

Ex. 2: ftxìlor delicious, fkxen veg. food
delicious veg. food: ftxìlora fkxen OR fkxen aftxìlor

Nouns

’eylan friend
’itan son
’ite daughter
au drum
hawre’ hat
karyu teacher
puk puk
syeprel camera

Adjectives & Numbers

sìltsan good
tsawl big
mip new
mrr 5
vol 8 (º10)

Sngä’iyufpi a Lì’fya leNa’vi - Na’vi for Beginners Shenandoah, July 2013 102


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