Na'vi as a Second Language (NaSL) is a course of Na'vi lessons designed and written by Nick "Pamìrìk" Paavo for those who want to learn Na'vi, but have never been successful at picking up another language before. NaSL makes the language approachable by using techniques honed from a background in game design, and has helped hundreds of learners hit the ground running on their journey to speak Na'vi.
Part 1: Core Grammar
These lessons are intended to be completed in-order, as each lesson builds on the material presented in previous chapters. After completing these lessons, you will have a strong foundation in Na'vi fundamentals to build on for parts 2 and 3.
- Na'vi Word Order
- Transitivity and Indirect Objects
- Lu - the Most Misunderstood Word
- Pronouns, Plurality and Possession
- Commands and Negation
- Infixes, Part 1 - When
- Infixes, Part 2 - That’s just like, your opinion, man
- Infixes, Part 3 - Are We Done Yet?
- Modal Verbs
- Clause Attribution and F-Words
- Adverbs and Conjunctions
- The Topical Case
Part 2: Next Steps
Now that you have the foundation of Na’vi grammar, you are ready to tackle any concept that comes your way! Lessons in this part are not dependent on each other, so if there is a topic that catches your eye or that you encounter and need to look up, feel free to skim around this section. This part will complete your understanding of textbook Na’vi grammar.
- Infixes, Part 4 - Pre-first Position
- Infixes, Part 5 - Describing with Verbs
Part 3: Na'vi Like a Native
Now that you understand textbook Na'vi, these lessons will cover exceptions to the rules you've learned. This includes slang, expressions, idioms, and other things that vary from the standard grammar rules.