Frommer told me in a phone interview that he is thrilled to see fans taking up his language and impressed with their progress. He also feels a sense of responsibility to this community and has been corresponding by e-mail with the most active members. He would like to put out more information in the form of a Web site, with lessons, sample texts, sound files, and grammar exercises, but he is still waiting for word from Fox on whether they would support such a project. In the meantime, he is not sure what he is allowed to do on his own under the terms of his contract. That's why Prrton and the other petitioners appeal not only to Frommer but also to the "Hollywood bosses" who they assume have some control over what will happen with the language.
On the publicity circuit, James Cameron frequently made proud mention of the fact that he hired a linguist to create a realistic language. (He said he wanted to "out-Klingon Klingon.") His move paid off in that people who notice these things like the result. They've embraced it with gusto, and now they want the rest of it. The most likely explanation for the delay in working out how to release the Na'vi language to the world is not that the Hollywood bosses don't want Frommer to do it but just that they haven't gotten around to thinking about it. But Hal'liwutta tsayeyktanru be warned: The natives are getting restless.