These are transcriptions of spoken Na'vi from various audio-only sources, primarily the film Avatar. Please note that these are not canonical transcriptions; they have been developed by the Learn Na'vi community and represent our best effort to document what is actually being said.
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- Kaltxì. Ngaru lu fpom srak?
- "Hello. How are you?" (literally: "Are you well?")
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Trying to collect all the lines in Na'vi (both subtitled and not) here.
New York Times article
Source: audio sample by Frommer, with English subtitles, in NY Times article.
Posted by Roger.
((Double parentheses)) indicate unclear or unintelligible segments.
- Oehu Txewì trram ná’rìng((m))ì tarmok.
- oe-hu Txewì trr-am ná’rìng-mì t‹arm›ok.
- I-with (name) day-pst? forest-in exist‹pst.imfv›
- "Yesterday I was with Txewì in the forest
- Tsole'a syetutet atsawl frato mìsìrei.
- Ts‹ol›e'a sye-tute-t a-tsawl fra-to mì-sìrei.
- see‹pfv› trap?-person-acc attr-big every-than in-life
- "and we saw the biggest Trapper I've ever seen."
Note: root of ?syetute might be sye or sie.
- ((L))u fo l((e))hrrap.
- lu fo le-hrrap
- be they adj-danger
- "Those things are dangerous.
Also suggested: 'Ufo lu hrrap
- Tsun tutet tspivang ko.
- tsun tute-t tsp‹iv›ang ko
- be.able person-acc kill‹sjv› eh
- "They can kill a person, you know."
- Oe omun.
- "I know.
Also suggested: Oel omun.
- Nari soli ayoe fteke nìhawng livok.
- nari s‹ol›i ay-oe fte-ke nì-hawng l‹iv›ok
- eye do‹pfv› pl-I so.that-not adv-excessive close‹sjv›
- "We were careful not to get too close."