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Re: Archaic's fanfic dialogue help thread
« Reply #120 on: April 02, 2021, 01:35:41 am »
Finally found it, ASG page 44 .....

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Na'vi name: P'ah s'ivil chey, or informally, chey

Hmm.

The official Frommarian form of that is snokfyan

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Re: Archaic's fanfic dialogue help thread
« Reply #121 on: April 02, 2021, 07:10:46 pm »
Yeah, snokfyan... I remember now, how I could forgot it :-[

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Re: Archaic's fanfic dialogue help thread
« Reply #122 on: April 11, 2021, 03:54:36 pm »
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How would a native speaker say "you will never say it"?
The 'it' is a person's name (if that is relevant).
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Re: Archaic's fanfic dialogue help thread
« Reply #123 on: April 11, 2021, 04:05:34 pm »
Kea tìkin!

How would a native speaker say "you will never say it"?
The 'it' is a person's name (if that is relevant).
"Nga kawkrr ke paylltxe" (but I am not sure whether meaning is exactly that what you meant)

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Re: Archaic's fanfic dialogue help thread
« Reply #124 on: April 11, 2021, 04:29:09 pm »
"Oeru syaw Peyafwi te Tsanten Ansitite, [and you will never say it]."
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Re: Archaic's fanfic dialogue help thread
« Reply #125 on: April 11, 2021, 04:40:30 pm »
"Oeru syaw Peyafwi te Tsanten Ansitite, [and you will never say it]."
Then I would say:
"Oeru syaw Peyafwi te Tsanten Ansitite, [ulte ngal kawkrr paylltxe pumit]."
(I just hope that it's gramatically right)

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Re: Archaic's fanfic dialogue help thread
« Reply #126 on: April 15, 2021, 02:08:11 pm »
"Oeru syaw Peyafwi te Tsanten Ansitite, [and you will never say it]."
Then I would say:
"Oeru syaw Peyafwi te Tsanten Ansitite, [ulte ngal kawkrr paylltxe pumit]."
(I just hope that it's gramatically right)

FYI, that’s not how pum works. Pum is used to denote another thing out of a collected entity … I don’t know how else to describe it.

Kelku ngeyä lu tsawl, pum ngeyä lu hì’i.
Your house is big, mine is small.

I.e., it’s not the same house.

In the example, it = name = Peyafwi

I’d say,

oeru syaw P. te Ts. A. ulte ngal tsat ke paylltxe kawkrr. (remember that when using kawkrr, the verb has to be negated as well)

Although that sounds also weird to me because of the idiomaticity of “I’m called X” – it’s also weird in English.

You could go literal and say oeyä tstxo lu P. te Ts. A. ulte ngal tsat ke paylltxe kawkrr.

tsat = that = name

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Re: Archaic's fanfic dialogue help thread
« Reply #127 on: April 24, 2021, 04:56:38 pm »
I'm going to tweak the fanfic and go with "Oeru syaw Peyafwi te Tsanten Ansitite ulte ngal tsat ke paylltxe kawkrr"

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Re: Archaic's fanfic dialogue help thread
« Reply #128 on: April 24, 2021, 05:02:34 pm »
Massive Irayo to both of you!!!
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Re: Archaic's fanfic dialogue help thread
« Reply #129 on: April 24, 2021, 05:22:10 pm »
So, this might not be the best thread to ask this question, but I was looking at the Phonetics section now something is bothering me. Shouldn't the name of the Pandoran indigenous peoples be spelled 'Nä'vi'?
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Re: Archaic's fanfic dialogue help thread
« Reply #130 on: April 24, 2021, 06:03:19 pm »
Spelled with "ä" instead "a"? ???

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« Reply #131 on: April 25, 2021, 05:21:08 pm »
Exactly.
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Re: Archaic's fanfic dialogue help thread
« Reply #132 on: April 25, 2021, 06:05:26 pm »
Hmm... I would say that it's really "a"...at least according to this:

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Na’vi      IPA       Literal      Approximate English Example
aaaah“father”
äæahh“cat”, “pack”
https://forum.learnnavi.org/pronunciation-phonetics/alphabet-81/msg997/#msg997

What you found in the Phonetics section about it?

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Re: Archaic's fanfic dialogue help thread
« Reply #133 on: April 30, 2021, 11:44:36 am »
So, this might not be the best thread to ask this question, but I was looking at the Phonetics section now something is bothering me. Shouldn't the name of the Pandoran indigenous peoples be spelled 'Nä'vi'?

Short answer: no.  :D

Depending on the English dialect you speak it’s very dangerous to compare sounds like “a as in father”. The IPA is so much clearer with that. The Na’vi a is a ‘pure’ vowel sound (as far as I know as in the Italian language). The ä is very different. And KP pronounces it as Na’vi.

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Re: Archaic's fanfic dialogue help thread
« Reply #134 on: May 23, 2021, 04:44:35 pm »
What is the past tense of ‘aku?
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Re: Archaic's fanfic dialogue help thread
« Reply #135 on: May 23, 2021, 04:55:40 pm »
What is the past tense of ‘aku?

'amaku
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Re: Archaic's fanfic dialogue help thread
« Reply #136 on: May 24, 2021, 02:43:16 pm »
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Re: Archaic's fanfic dialogue help thread
« Reply #137 on: May 24, 2021, 02:43:45 pm »
Kea tìkin :)

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Re: Archaic's fanfic dialogue help thread
« Reply #138 on: July 16, 2021, 06:41:34 pm »
It's been a while, but, how should I say "I made tea"?

I got 'Oel teait ngop' am I anywhere close?
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Re: Archaic's fanfic dialogue help thread
« Reply #139 on: July 16, 2021, 07:21:34 pm »
It's been a while, but, how should I say "I made tea"?

I got 'Oel teait ngop' am I anywhere close?

  :-\ I really would love to see a Na'vi word for tea.

That's pretty good. :)

Although at face value it suggests that you created tea. Would prepare be a better verb than create/make in this case?
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