Film Trivia Friday: Creating the Na’vi language in Avatar

Loving this one from James Cameron’s Avatar:

[ba-quote]The Na’vi language was created entirely from scratch by linguist Paul R. Frommer. James Cameron hired him to construct a language that the actors could pronounce easily, but did not resemble any single human language. Frommer created about 1000 words. [/ba-quote]

I think anyone with the skill required to create a language from scratch is massively underestimated in society.The amount of detail andĀ understandingĀ needed to create something that made sense grammatically as well, is astounding.