Saturday, April 03, 2010

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Avatar fans are learning how to speak Na'vi. - By Arika Okrent - Slate Magazine: "Aspiring Pandorans, however, can introduce themselves, give opinions, make requests, and even write poems in Na'vi. This, in fact, is what they are doing at The forum there already has 153,000 posts by 4,300 people—aficionados who chat, translate, and encourage novices who have never even studied a foreign language. (Yes, there are people who didn't bother learning Spanish in high school but who are eager to learn the invented language spoken on a fictional alien planet.) Na'vi, it would seem, has been taken over by the Na'vi speakers."

1 comment:

Brian Barker said...

I like neither Na'vi nor Klingon as the future global language. Especially when you have to dress up for it :D

But we also need a future international language. One which is easy to learn, as well !

And that's not English! Esperanto? Certainly yes!