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Dictionary of commonly used sentence templates and phrases
« on: July 31, 2015, 01:12:45 pm »
Dictionary of commonly used sentence templates and phrases

I'd love to make one.  And I'd love the help of the Community!
Please post in this thread any helpful phrases or sentence templates.
Also post here any specific requests for these.  I'll keep editing this Original Post as the list grows.

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Statements, phrases and requests


Statements

"Hello!"
Kaltxì!

"I see you (spiritually)."
Oel ngati kameie.

"I must <do an action> / I have to <do an action>"
Oe zene __[verb has <iv> inside]__

"You're correct" (Literally: To you correctness)
Ngaru tìyawr.

"Here you go."
Ngaru fì'u.

"I should <do an action> (Literally: It's best if I <do an action>)     
Sweylu txo oe __[verb has <iv> inside]__

"He should have <done an action>" (Literally: It's best that he <did an action>)
Sweylu fwa po __[verb has <iv> inside]__

"That is completely funny!"
Tsaw leiu 'ipu nìwotx!



Phrases

"I'm waiting for <thing>"
____-ri oe perey

"Of course"
Nìlun

"One calls me <name>"
Oeru syaw (fko) ___

"I learn <thing>"
_______-(ì)ri oe nume

"I agree completely!"
Oe mllte nìwotx!

"I agree"
Mllte oe

"Cheers!"
Nitram nì'aw!

"I'm good at <thing>"
Oel fnan ____-ti

"I'm good at <doing an action to something>"       
Oel fnan futa ____

"I'm bad at <thing>"
Oel wätx ____-ti

"I'm bad at <doing an action to something>"
Oel wätx futa ____

"I have (a) <thing>"
Oeru lu ____  /  Lu oeru ____

"I learn <thing>"
_______-(ì)ri oe nume

"I feel <adjective of emotion>"
Oe 'efu ____

"I feel <a thing>"
Oel 'efu ____-ti

"I think that <stuff>"
Oel fpìl futa ____

"I hear <a thing>"
Oel stawm ______-ti

"I hear <news about>"
Oel stawm fmawnta _____

"I need <a thing>"
Oel kin ______-ti

"I want <a thing>"
Oel new ______-ti

"I want <to do an action>"
Oe new __[verb has <iv> inside]__

"I want <that a situation exists>"
Oel new futa __[verb has <iv> inside]___

"I like <thing>"
Oeru sunu ____

"I like <to do an action, or that some situation exists>"
Oeru sunu fwa _____


Requests

"Give me/Gimme ____"
Tìng oer ____(-ti/-it)

"As soon as possible (ASAP; Literally: Before the Hellfire Wasp stings)"     
Sre fwa sngap zize' (SFSZ)

"Excuse me"
Hìtxoa

"I'm sorry (Literally: To me forgiveness may-there-be)"
Oeru txoa livu

"Of course"
Nìlun

"Please"
Rutxe

"please help me"
Rutxe srung sivi oeru

"Please repeat that"
Rutxe liveyn




Replies to

Questions

"Yes, I'm well" (I have peace; in response to ngaru lu fpom srak?)
Srane, oeru lu fpom

"So-so" (in response to ngaru lu fpom srak?)
Tam ke tam

"No, I'm not well" (I don't have peace; in response to ngaru lu fpom srak?)   
Kehe, ke lu oeru fpom

"One calls me _____ <name>"
Oeru syaw (fko) ____


Thanks

"Pleasurably!" (You're welcome; in response to irayo)
Nìprrte'!

"No need! (to thank; in response to irayo)"
Kea tìkin!

"Yours!" (in response to irayo: I should be thanking YOU!)
Pum ngeyä!

"Next time from me" (you'll be hearing the thanks; favor to repay; in response to irayo)
Hayalo oeta

"(It was an) honor to me" (in response to irayo)
Oeru meuia


Compliments

"(you're) Kind! (accept the compliment)
Tstunwi!

"(I'm) not worthy" (reject the compliment humbly)
Ke pxan

"To you the mastery (in response to a compliment made by someone you believe is better at it)   
Ngaru tsulfä


Statements

"Please repeat"
Rutxe liveyn

"I don't know"
Oe ke omum


Greetings

"I see you too"
Oel ngati kameie nìteng

"Nice to meet you!"
Smon nìprrte'!


Place

"Where do you come from?"
Nga za’u ftu peseng?


Person/s

"Do you understand?"
Tslolam srak?

"How good is her ________?" (Literally: As for ____, she stands on what level?)   
__________-(ì)ri pol tok peyìt?
__________-(ì)ri po kllkxem sìn peyì?
_________-(ì)ri po peyì?


"How are you?  / Are you well?  /  Do you have peace?"
Ngaru lu fpom srak?

"What is your name  /  what are you called?"
Fyape fko syaw ngar?

"How old are you?"
Ngari solalew polpxay

"What are you doing?"
Nga pehem si

"Do you agree?"
Nga mllte srak


Language

"What does <thing(s)> mean in <language>?"
____ nì<lì’fya> slu pelì’u/paylì’u?

"What’s the meaning of <word>?"
Tsalì’uri alu ___, ral lu ’upe? / ____-ri peral?

Do you understand the Na’vi language"
Ngal tslam Naviyä lì’fyat srak

"__________ in Na’vi becomes what?"
_______ nìNa’vi slu 'upe?

"How is that word written?"
Tsalì’uri fko pamrel si fyape?



Greetings, farewells & acknowledges

Greetings

"Welcome (to ___)"
Zola'u nìprrte' (ne ____)

"Welcome back."
Tolätxaw nìprrte'.

"Peaceful morning/afternoon"
Lefpom rewon/ha’ngir

"Nice to meet you"
Smon nìprrte'

"Hello again to you all!
Kaltxì nìmun ayngaru nìwotx!

Can be shortened to:
"Hello again!"
Kaltxì nìmun!

"A true pleasure."
Tìprrte' angay.


Farewells

"I must go / I have to leave"
Oe zene kivä.

"See you soon!"
Kiyevame / Kìyevame

"Until next time!"
Hayalovay!

"Eywa be with you"
Eywa ngahu.

"Peaceful night/good night"
Txon lefpom.


Acknowledgement/s

"I understand"
Oe tslam.

"Understood."
Tslolam.

"Congratulations!" (Literally: Confident and happy!)     
Seykxel sì nitram!

"Hopefully next year!"
Nìsìlpey zìsìtay!

"Hopefully next time!"
Nìsìlpey hayalo!
"Thanks"
Irayo

"That'll do" (Literally: Can suffice)
Tsun tivam.

"very sad only"
keftxo nìtxan nì'aw

"Ermergerd"
Ma Oeyä Eywa

"Nonetheless"
Tsalsungay
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Re: Dictionary of commonly used sentence templates and phrases
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2015, 01:31:31 pm »
Sìltsana säfpìp ngeyä ma TA.
Some here

I have <thing>
Oeru lu ____.

One calls me <name>
Oeru syaw (fko) ___.
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Re: Dictionary of commonly used sentence templates and phrases
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2015, 01:35:38 pm »
Mllte oe nìwotx! :)



What does <thing(s)> mean in <language>?
____ nì<lì’fya> slu pelì’u/paylì’u?

What’s the meaning of <word>?
Tsalì’uri alu ___, ral lu ’upe? / … peral?

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Re: Dictionary of commonly used sentence templates and phrases
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2015, 02:56:55 pm »
Oel ngati kameie.
I See you

How are you?
Ngaru lu fpom srak?

I'm (not) well. Yourself?
Oe (ke) nìltsan. Ngaru tut?

May the Great Mother smile upon our first meeting.
'Awvea ultari oengeyä Nawma Sa'nok lrrtok siveyi
Literally: First meeting of ours, the Great Mother smile

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Re: Dictionary of commonly used sentence templates and phrases
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2015, 03:05:31 pm »
Oel ngati kameie.
I See you

How are you?
Ngaru lu fpom srak?

I'm (not) well. Yourself?
Oe (ke) nìltsan. Ngaru tut?

May the Great Mother smile upon our first meeting.
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Literally: First meeting of ours, the Great Mother smile
I've heard this somewhere...
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Re: Dictionary of commonly used sentence templates and phrases
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2015, 03:07:32 pm »
Txantsana säfpil, ma Tirea!

_____________-(ì)ri oe nume.
I learn <word>.

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Re: Dictionary of commonly used sentence templates and phrases
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2015, 03:22:34 pm »
Oel ngati kameie.
I See you

How are you?
Ngaru lu fpom srak?

I'm (not) well. Yourself?
Oe (ke) nìltsan. Ngaru tut?

May the Great Mother smile upon our first meeting.
'Awvea ultari oengeyä Nawma Sa'nok lrrtok siveyi
Literally: First meeting of ours, the Great Mother smile
I've heard this somewhere...
In the movie? ;)

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Re: Dictionary of commonly used sentence templates and phrases
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2015, 03:30:48 pm »
Oel ngati kameie.
I See you

How are you?
Ngaru lu fpom srak?

I'm (not) well. Yourself?
Oe (ke) nìltsan. Ngaru tut?

May the Great Mother smile upon our first meeting.
'Awvea ultari oengeyä Nawma Sa'nok lrrtok siveyi
Literally: First meeting of ours, the Great Mother smile
I've heard this somewhere...
In the movie? ;)
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Re: Dictionary of commonly used sentence templates and phrases
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2015, 05:02:11 pm »
Ma Tirea

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I like <to do an action>
Oeru sunu fwa ________.

Doesn't this mean more like "I like that (a condition or action exists).

Wouldn't "I like <to do an action>" be:

Kem seri _____ a oeru sunu

All the various phrases in the dictionary could be added here, as well as the material in the 'getting to know you' Na'viteri blog posts.

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Re: Dictionary of commonly used sentence templates and phrases
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2015, 05:26:50 pm »
Wouldn't "I like <to do an action>" be:

Kem seri _____ a oeru sunu
We need to use a noun when we talk about an action. Unlike in English, you cannot take a verb as a subject (or even an object). To solve the problem, we use fwa (or futa if it's the direct object).
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Re: Dictionary of commonly used sentence templates and phrases
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2015, 06:16:23 pm »
Wouldn't "I like <to do an action>" be:

Kem seri _____ a oeru sunu
We need to use a noun when we talk about an action. Unlike in English, you cannot take a verb as a subject (or even an object). To solve the problem, we use fwa (or futa if it's the direct object).

This.^

To put it another way, It's because You can say "I like food" as "oeru sunu syuve."  But you can't say in Na'vi "I like to eat food" without saying "oeru sunu fwa yom syuvet". 

Quote
Doesn't this mean more like "I like that (a condition or action exists).

That would also include me and my action existing.

Nice stuff, ma frapo! Adding.  Anyone got any more? I'll have to think of some more too...

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Re: Dictionary of commonly used sentence templates and phrases
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2015, 10:58:40 pm »
Incomplete sentences, I'm teaching my students. Very basic, very useful.






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Re: Dictionary of commonly used sentence templates and phrases
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2015, 11:07:54 pm »
We also say "Oe 'efu [Adjective]" to express the mood. Just a little note.  ;)

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Re: Dictionary of commonly used sentence templates and phrases
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2015, 11:16:34 pm »
We also say "Oe 'efu [Adjective]" to express the mood. Just a little note.  ;)

Added this and a bunch of others inspired by Tstewa.

Great stuff guys! Keepem coming! :D

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Re: Dictionary of commonly used sentence templates and phrases
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2015, 11:35:13 pm »
Just added a whole bunch more. :D

What a super useful thread this is turning out to be! 

Any requests or other commonly used or useful things?

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Re: Dictionary of commonly used sentence templates and phrases
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2015, 02:32:07 am »
maybe a bunch of expressions that people use every day...? I have a few of them in my handbook but I've temporarily misplaced it.
things like OMG, IRL, ASAP etc
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Re: Dictionary of commonly used sentence templates and phrases
« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2015, 02:34:15 am »
I use Oe tìyätxaw as brb, if that's something that should be listed.

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Re: Dictionary of commonly used sentence templates and phrases
« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2015, 06:49:48 am »
I use Oe tìyätxaw as brb, if that's something that should be listed.

Great! Along those lines

Zola’u nìprrte’ (ne …)
Welcome (to ___)

Tolätxaw nìprrte’.
Welcome back.

Responding to thanks:

    Kea tìkin. no need.
    Nìprrte’.  gladly, with pleasure.
    Oeru meuia. Literally: an honor to me.
    Hayalo ta oe/Hayalo oeta  Literally: next time from me.
    Pum ngeyä. Literally, yours.

These would all render as “You’re welcome” in English as conversational bits, I think.

Responding to a compliment:

    Ke pxan. Literally: not worthy.
    Tstunwi. Literally: kind.
    Ngaru tsulfä. Literally: to you the mastery.

These would all render as “Thanks (thank you)” in English as conversational bits.

Congratulating:

     Seykxel sì nitram!
     Congratulation!

Toasting:

     Nitram nì’aw!
     Cheers!

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Re: Dictionary of commonly used sentence templates and phrases
« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2015, 07:34:59 am »
this is all going into my handbooklet
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Re: Dictionary of commonly used sentence templates and phrases
« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2015, 12:25:37 pm »
Tìng oer ____(-ti/-it)
Give me/Gimme ____.

From Karyu Pawl's recent post:

Kaltxì nìmun ayngaru nìwotx!
Hello again everyone!

(Can be shortened to:)
Kaltxì nìmun!
Hello again!

Tìprrte’ angay.
A true pleasure.

Nìsìlpey zìsìtay!
Hopefully next year!

(From this I also assume:)
Nìsìlpey hayalo!
Hopefully next time!

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