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Offline Makto ko!

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Beginners Feel
« on: March 30, 2010, 11:34:09 am »
Welcome Na'vi community.
I have been away for a long time, and most of my gathered knowledge has rubbed off, such as prefixes, suffixes and general infixes.  ???
I do remember, however, common phrases, such as:
May Eywa be with you my brothers

These have been successfully memorised, however I have made this thread for a discussion on your favourite or most useful/easy methods of revising Na'vi, remembering Na'vi and teaching new vocab and syntax according to it, for example:
Hunter

(Another handy phrase, I have picked up most of the inflictions based around Taron, on the other hand.)

Eywa ngahu, ma smuktu  :)
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Re: Beginners Feel
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2010, 03:24:57 pm »
Hello ma Makto ko!

the 'ma' vocative doesn't actually mean 'my' so ma smuktu is really just 'brothers'.  Also since brothers is plural you might want to use ayngahu which is you (pl).

Eywa ayngahu ma oeyä smuktu

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Re: Beginners Feel
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2010, 03:41:59 pm »
Hello ma Makto ko!

the 'ma' vocative doesn't actually mean 'my' so ma smuktu is really just 'brothers'.  Also since brothers is plural you might want to use ayngahu which is you (pl).

Eywa ayngahu ma oeyä smuktu

Will

Ma = 'O' in the archaic equivalent of English.

O Brother...

O interjection, noun, plural O's.  (used before a name in direct address, esp. in solemn or poetic language, to lend earnestness to an appeal): Hear, O Israel!  O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo.
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Re: Beginners Feel
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2010, 07:45:59 am »
Irayo, ma Will.
Your tips have really helped me with the language, I can now freely espress several quotes and phrases that I have devised, such as 'eywa ayngahu, ma smuktu' and others.
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Re: Beginners Feel
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2010, 01:11:44 am »
I don't know how long you have been offline, but it might do good to thoroughly review the most recent 'Na`vi in a Nutshell' guide, and if it useful to you, William Annis's Reference Grammar. That can be found in the Intermediate section. An amazing amount of stuff has changed here, even in the last month.

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Re: Beginners Feel
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2010, 11:15:23 pm »
Wouldn't "smuktu" refer to both male and female siblings, while "smukan" just brothers? Perhaps I'm mistaken, which wouldn't surprise me given my lacking knowledge of Na'vi, but The Na'vi Dictionary lists "tsmuktu" as "sibling", with no regard to gender.
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Re: Beginners Feel
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2010, 11:46:19 pm »
Wouldn't "smuktu" refer to both male and female siblings, while "smukan" just brothers? Perhaps I'm mistaken, which wouldn't surprise me given my lacking knowledge of Na'vi, but The Na'vi Dictionary lists "tsmuktu" as "sibling", with no regard to gender.
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