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Re: [For Beginners] FAQ (please ask your questions here)
« Reply #1460 on: May 17, 2013, 06:31:27 pm »
How do you say' I have fruit'?

lu oeru <we are missing the word for fruit. still. ::)>

We really need the word for fruit. We have a submission in the LEP called txusi which if passed would become the Na'vi word for fruit.
Sometimes we use fkxen -although it is vegetable. Maybe you can try fkxen akalin (sweet vegetable). No nitpicking please :)

Sure fkxen might be sufficient for now. But I very seriously believe that there is a separate word for fruit. They know the difference between 5 types of waterfalls. Surely the Na'vi distinguish between fruit and vegetable even if it does not match the Human scientific definition. I won't nitpick until we get the word for fruit. I'd just watch out memorising fkxen as fruit... It might come back later to haunt you as a bad habit.

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Re: [For Beginners] FAQ (please ask your questions here)
« Reply #1461 on: May 18, 2013, 10:04:56 am »
Hmm. English influence? Fruit and vegetables are all edible outgrowths of plants and are essentially an arbitrary distinction in English (say, tomatoes are called "vegetables" even though they are fruits by the *biological* definition)
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Re: [For Beginners] FAQ (please ask your questions here)
« Reply #1462 on: May 18, 2013, 06:44:44 pm »
Actually, come to think of it, I think something like this might have come up at a meetup a few years ago. I think that the word fkxen means food derived from plants, and vey is food derived from animals. Very vague.

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Re: [For Beginners] FAQ (please ask your questions here)
« Reply #1463 on: June 01, 2013, 10:34:22 pm »
Kaltxì frapo!
Shouldn't 'ay' be included under 1.1 in Na'vi in a Nutshell? If not, why?
Varför minns jag alla dåliga vitsar, men glömmer alla infix i Na'vi?? ???
Why do I remember all bad jokes, but forget all the infixes in Na'vi?? :-[

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Re: [For Beginners] FAQ (please ask your questions here)
« Reply #1464 on: June 02, 2013, 04:15:04 am »
In my version 2.8, it is :-\

As you mentioned in the other thread, the diphthongs in Na’vi are ay, aw, ew, ey ;)

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Re: [For Beginners] FAQ (please ask your questions here)
« Reply #1465 on: June 03, 2013, 12:36:14 am »
In my version 2.8, it is :-\

As you mentioned in the other thread, the diphthongs in Na’vi are ay, aw, ew, ey ;)

Really, if you go to http://learnnavi.org/media/ and get Nian there (version 2.8), diphthongs are correct. Nian is quite old, but seems that some guys are working on update.
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Re: [For Beginners] FAQ (please ask your questions here)
« Reply #1466 on: June 03, 2013, 02:15:31 am »
Kaltxì ma frapo!  :D
Here you can see.. It's from NiaN 2.8 under 1.1
Tip: Think of ay, ew, ey, ll, and rr as single entities even though they are composed with two letters.
As you can see the diphtong 'aw' is not mentioned..  ;) Eywa ayngahu 
Varför minns jag alla dåliga vitsar, men glömmer alla infix i Na'vi?? ???
Why do I remember all bad jokes, but forget all the infixes in Na'vi?? :-[

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Re: [For Beginners] FAQ (please ask your questions here)
« Reply #1467 on: June 03, 2013, 03:18:53 am »
Kaltxì ma frapo!  :D
Here you can see.. It's from NiaN 2.8 under 1.1
Tip: Think of ay, ew, ey, ll, and rr as single entities even though they are composed with two letters.
As you can see the diphtong 'aw' is not mentioned..  ;) Eywa ayngahu 
Well, I see what you mean - it is missing in the tip, but in the table above it is mentioned. You can report this mistake in Nian thread - maybe new maintainers will be able to fix it.
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Re: [For Beginners] FAQ (please ask your questions here)
« Reply #1468 on: June 03, 2013, 06:19:22 am »
Kaltxì ma frapo!  :D
Here you can see.. It's from NiaN 2.8 under 1.1
Tip: Think of ay, ew, ey, ll, and rr as single entities even though they are composed with two letters.
As you can see the diphtong 'aw' is not mentioned..  ;) Eywa ayngahu 
Well, I see what you mean - it is missing in the tip, but in the table above it is mentioned. You can report this mistake in Nian thread - maybe new maintainers will be able to fix it.

It's already been mentioned and added to the list of coming edits.

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Re: [For Beginners] FAQ (please ask your questions here)
« Reply #1469 on: June 03, 2013, 06:22:55 am »
Kaltxì ma Tirea Aean!
Irayo! Eywa ngahu! Il Sogno Viandante
Varför minns jag alla dåliga vitsar, men glömmer alla infix i Na'vi?? ???
Why do I remember all bad jokes, but forget all the infixes in Na'vi?? :-[

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