Avatar fanatics everywhere rejoice! USC linguistics professor Paul Frommer wants to make Na'vi an official language and it sounds a whole lot better than Klingon. Avatar is big and there hasn't been a science fiction-based pop culture following this grand since George Lucas helped to form the cult of Jedi.
Don't worry if you can't get the Avatar vernacular down as fast as other Pandora lovers, you can pick up your own Na'vi pocket guide online.
Implications - The influence of Avatar extends far beyond James Cameron's wallet. Frommer's efforts to make Na'vi an official language are backed up by his claim that it has more than a thousand words and is still growing. The unusual language has no pocket guide, but learning the language is at the hands of true fans.
Paul Frommer Wants to Make Na'vi an Official Language
1. Na'vi Language Learning - The demand for Na'vi language learning resources is increasing, presenting an opportunity for innovative language learning solutions.
2. Avatar-inspired Products and Services - The popularity of Avatar and the potential official status of Na'vi could inspire new product and service offerings in various industries.
3. Invented Language Popularity - From the resurgence of Klingon, to Na'vi's potential official status, the popularity of invented languages presents an opportunity for exploring and creating new languages to serve niche audiences.
1. Language Learning - Language learning apps and platforms can capitalize on the growing demand for Na'vi language resources.
2. Film and TV Merchandise - Film and TV merchandise companies can create more Avatar-inspired products and capitalize on the franchise's loyal fanbase.
3. Entertainment and Media - Opportunities exist in the entertainment and media industry to explore invented languages and potentially create new ones to cater to fans of science fiction and fantasy genres.