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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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  1. K. Adams
    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.)

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    And where's the directions in smurf?

    Won't someone look out for the little guy?

  3. Anonymous Coward
    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

  4. Tom 35 Silver badge

    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).

  5. Dick Emery
    Paris Hilton

    Is it just me...

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

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Boffin

      Just you.

      "Ma Tsu'tey! Kempe si nga?"

      English: What are you doing, Tsu'tey?

      I guess it does sound slightly similar though.

      1. Tony Smith, Editor, Reg Hardware (Written by Reg staff)

        Re: Just you.

        The secret is to bang the rocks together, guys.

  6. Anonymous Coward
    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.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Joke

    We're on the woad again...

    Sorry, just a blue joke!

  8. Cameron Colley

    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.

  9. Elmer Phud

    How about Klingon?

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

    1. TeeCee Gold badge
      Coat

      Re: How about Klingon?

      "Make a U-turn, if possible."

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

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Coat

    There's even a Navi Fleshlight

    ...whatever that is, m'Lud

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