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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 …

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Anonymous Coward

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

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Coat

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.)

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Anonymous Coward

And where's the directions in smurf?

Won't someone look out for the little guy?

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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).

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Paris Hilton

Is it just me...

...or did I hear Ney'tiri say Kim Basinger when Jake first encounters Tsu'tey?

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Boffin

Just you.

"Ma Tsu'tey! Kempe si nga?"

English: What are you doing, Tsu'tey?

I guess it does sound slightly similar though.

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(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Just you.

The secret is to bang the rocks together, guys.

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Terminator

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.

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Joke

We're on the woad again...

Sorry, just a blue joke!

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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.

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How about Klingon?

Though any self-respecting Klingon would trash the Sat-Nav as soon as it presumed to tell them where to go.

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Re: How about Klingon?

"Make a U-turn, if possible."

"RETREAT? NEVER!!! Power the disruptors and increase speed."

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There's even a Navi Fleshlight

...whatever that is, m'Lud

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