lu taronyu — 1 — english

♦ 1st Part — 2nd Part ⇒

Here is a lit­tle sto­ry for you guys, with pic­tures and text. :) The blue text in speech bub­bles is what our lit­tle pro­tag­o­nist is say­ing and think­ing, and the black text is the narrator's voice, which is telling what we're see­ing. Try to just go at it and com­pre­hend / trans­late what the sto­ry is about!

Above each pic­ture is a small audio play­er but­ton, with which you can lis­ten to every picture's text.

1.

taronyu
a / the hunter
lu
to be
kaltxì
Hel­lo
kaltxì si
to greet, to say hello
po
he / she
poru
to him / to her
oeru
to me
syaw
to call

 

 

2.

oe
I
ulte
and
tsko
a / the bow

 

3.

tok
to be at a place
na'rìng
a / the forest

 

 

4.

tsatseng
(over) there
ioang
a / the animal
tse'a
to see (with the eyes)

 

 

5.

yerik
a / the hexa­pede, deer-like ani­mal on Pandora
taluna
because
taron
to hunt (down)

 

 

6.

pelun
why
'efu
to feel
ohakx
hungry
tsun pehem
"oh well", "what can you do", "it can't be helped."

Questions

First try to answer the ques­tions below in Eng­lish in order to check whether or not you've got­ten the con­text and gist of the sto­ry. As a bonus, try to trans­late your Eng­lish replies into Na'vi using what you've learned in this story! :D

  1. Who is Eova?
  2. Where is she?
  3. Who does Eova see?
  4. What does she do afterwards?
  5. Why is she doing that?

Homework / Practice

Look through the sto­ry again. Pay atten­tion espe­cial­ly to the sen­tences con­tain­ing L and T. Try to uti­lize what the sen­tences have shown and demon­strat­ed for the fol­low­ing pic­tures below. Try to build two Na'vi sen­tences for each picture:

The L-end­ing (for the sub­ject) is built as follows:
Nouns which end on a … get:

♦ Con­so­nant (e.g. K or NG): -ìl
♦ Vow­el (e.g. A or O): -l

 

The T-end­ing (for the object) is built as follows:
Nouns which end on a … get:
♦ Con­so­nant: -it or -ti
♦ Vow­el: -t(i)

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3.

 

kelku
the / a home, house

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