Learn Na'vi > Beginners

[For Beginners] FAQ (Please ask your questions here) - II

<< < (3/41) > >>

Blue Elf:

--- Quote from: Eana Unil on April 09, 2015, 11:27:49 am ---Lu oeru lahea tìpawm... :3
How'd you say "starry/starlit sky" ("Sternenhimmel") nìNa'vi?  ??? Using utu for this is out of the question, kefyak? And ngip a sanhìkip doesn't suffice, at least for me...

--- End quote ---
Not utu, for sure.
I'd try taw a teya (lu) fa sanhì. I'm not sure if *taw ateya fa sanhì would work, I'm afraid it wouldn't

Kemaweyan:

--- Quote from: Blue Elf on April 11, 2015, 04:10:02 pm ---
--- Quote from: Eana Unil on April 09, 2015, 08:00:37 am ---Wiya.... I feel like a beginner again... watching the Avatar Meet Na'vi lesson 103 right now and got confused... is pum really used in possessive constructions only?

--- End quote ---
In fact, pum has not to do with possession - it was old mistake coming from kelku ngeyä tu apxa, pum oeyä lu hì'i.
Pum is repeater of previously mentioned word, to avoid repeating. In English, one works this way (not number!): Your house is big, my one is small.

--- End quote ---

Also I want to say that pum always means another instance of a thing. You could not use pum to say about the same thing, instead you should use fì'u or tsa'u (tsaw). So this example is incorrect: *kelku oeyä lu hì'i. pum lu spuwin kop. Instead we should use tsaw or fì'u. And therefore we could not use pum without attributes. So we can't say just pum, it should be fìpum, pum oeyä, pum amip etc. The sentence *pum lu sìltsan would not make any sense in any context.


--- Quote from: Blue Elf on April 11, 2015, 04:14:59 pm ---
--- Quote from: Eana Unil on April 09, 2015, 11:27:49 am ---Lu oeru lahea tìpawm... :3
How'd you say "starry/starlit sky" ("Sternenhimmel") nìNa'vi?  ??? Using utu for this is out of the question, kefyak? And ngip a sanhìkip doesn't suffice, at least for me...

--- End quote ---
Not utu, for sure.
I'd try taw a teya (lu) fa sanhì. I'm not sure if *taw ateya fa sanhì would work, I'm afraid it wouldn't

--- End quote ---

I agree.

Hahaw[hhvhhvcz]:

--- Quote from: Kemaweyan on April 11, 2015, 04:23:44 pm ---
--- Quote from: Blue Elf on April 11, 2015, 04:10:02 pm ---
--- Quote from: Eana Unil on April 09, 2015, 08:00:37 am ---Wiya.... I feel like a beginner again... watching the Avatar Meet Na'vi lesson 103 right now and got confused... is pum really used in possessive constructions only?

--- End quote ---
In fact, pum has not to do with possession - it was old mistake coming from kelku ngeyä tu apxa, pum oeyä lu hì'i.
Pum is repeater of previously mentioned word, to avoid repeating. In English, one works this way (not number!): Your house is big, my one is small.

--- End quote ---

Also I want to say that pum always means another instance of a thing. You could not use pum to say about the same thing, instead you should use fì'u or tsa'u (tsaw). So this example is incorrect: *kelku oeyä lu hì'i. pum lu spuwin kop. Instead we should use tsaw or fì'u. And therefore we could not use pum without attributes. So we can't say just pum, it should be fìpum, pum oeyä, pum amip etc. The sentence *pum lu sìltsan would not make any sense in any context.

it wouldn't

--- End quote ---


Finally ,anybody good explain this weird things about pum. Thanks much ma Kemaweyan  :)

Plumps:

--- Quote from: Blue Elf on April 11, 2015, 04:14:59 pm ---I'd try taw a teya (lu) ta sanhì.
--- End quote ---

It’s teya ta ;)

Kemaweyan:

--- Quote from: Plumps on April 11, 2015, 05:21:01 pm ---
--- Quote from: Blue Elf on April 11, 2015, 04:14:59 pm ---I'd try taw a teya (lu) ta sanhì.
--- End quote ---

It’s teya ta ;)

--- End quote ---

Are there any official examples of that? I know that teya could have complements with ta, but is it applicable to attributive form with -a-? For example as we know participles (verbs which work as adjectives) could not have complements (it's impossible to say *tute atswusayon fa ikran, it should be tute a tswayon fa ikran). I guess adjectives too :-\

Navigation

[0] Message Index

[#] Next page

[*] Previous page

Go to full version