User:Erimeyz/Beginners' Guide: Lesson Three - Useful Na'vi Phrases
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Practice your Na'vi reading and speaking skills with the following useful phrases. In each case, try reading them aloud first, then listen to the audio clip to hear Paul Frommer speaking them. If you can match his pronunciation, you'll be doing very well indeed!
- Kaltxì. "Hello." (clip)
- Kame ngat. "I See you." (short form) (clip)
- Kaltxì. Ngaru lu fpom srak? "Hello. How are you?" ("Are you well?", literally "Do you have well-being?") (clip)
- Tsun oe ngahu pivängkxo a fì’u oeru prrte’ lu. "It's a pleasure to be able to chat with you." (clip)
- Kaltxì, ma Renee. Oel ngati kameie. Ngaru lu fpom srak? Tsun oe ngahu pivängkxo a fì’u oeru prrte’ lu. "Hello, Renee [Renee Montagne, host of Morning Edition]. I See you. Are you well? It's a pleasure to be able to chat with you." (clip)
- Fayvrrtep fìtsenge lu kxanì. "These demons are forbidden here." (clip)
- Kìyevame. "See you again." (clip)
- Eywa ngahu. "Eywa be with you." (clip)
Guess what? You are now actually speaking in Na'vi! Congratulations!
In subsequent lessons you'll learn how to construct and speak sentences of your own, but for now, pat yourself on the back and enjoy your tasty beverage. Find your friends and impress them with your Na'vi; greet them, ask about their health, and let them know that these demons are forbidden here. When you're ready for more, go on to Lesson Four.