Gillian is talking the language of Pandora, the place where the Na’vi people live in the film ‘Avatar’.
Her guest, Prof Paul Frommer, is the creator of the Na’vi language and has given Gill some tips on how to speak it. Reckons she has a natural talent!
He’ll be in Fremantle on Friday to speak at the national conference of the Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators. You could be there to witness talks in translating and interpreting; on machine translation, and to see a demonstration of simultaneous interpreting, as well as the keynote address by Professor Frommer about his fictional language. He’s speaking at 9am. A day pass to the conference will let you in, but you must register beforehand online at http://www.ausitconference.org.