Na'vi – the constructed language, or conlang, of those big blue dudes with the tails in Avatar – has tipped up on Garmin satnavs, or sat-Na'vis, as we must now call them. Amazingly, Garmin is citing public demand for this feature, which incorporates turn-by-turn instructions in a conlang that maybe 10 or 20 people in the world …
10 or 20?
I know more than that number personally. Learnnavi has thousands of members. As for any Na'vi on dating sites though, please tell me where...
As for the actual story, nice :)
PS. as for Klingon, I can tell you, Na'vi is much easier :P
I suppose that makes your GPS unit...
... a Na'vi-nüvi?
Not sure I'll have need to be Na'vigating the backwaters of Pandora anytime soon, though.
(My coat's the one with the Na'vi-English/English-Na'vi mini-dictionary in the pocket.)
And where's the directions in smurf?
Won't someone look out for the little guy?
txìng musìna tsengit (exit roundabout)
They have a word for roundabout?
I can see Jump off the Cliff, or Climb that tree (both handy for your GPS unit).
Is it just me...
...or did I hear Ney'tiri say Kim Basinger when Jake first encounters Tsu'tey?
"Ma Tsu'tey! Kempe si nga?"
English: What are you doing, Tsu'tey?
I guess it does sound slightly similar though.
Re: Just you.
The secret is to bang the rocks together, guys.
Won't somebody think of the Machines?
Terminators need love too, and whilst it's easy for a Na'vi (Na'vian?) to recognise another, blue tall & 3 fingers kinda gives it away. What about us machines? We look human and it would be nice to know before hand whether my partner's pelvis is going to collapse if I wrap Coltan limbs around him or if a playful 'throwing out a 2nd storey window' is going to result in a restraining order...
It's not just the Na'vi who need dating sites.
We're on the woad again...
Sorry, just a blue joke!
I demand Clanger and Oddle Poddle!
If we're going to have pointless languages let's at least go for classics.
I can't help thinking though that those learning these conlangs would find their time better spent learning a real language -- they might actually get girlfriends then too.
How about Klingon?
Though any self-respecting Klingon would trash the Sat-Nav as soon as it presumed to tell them where to go.
Re: How about Klingon?
"Make a U-turn, if possible."
"RETREAT? NEVER!!! Power the disruptors and increase speed."
There's even a Navi Fleshlight
...whatever that is, m'Lud