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Offline Txep

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Na'vi names
« on: December 23, 2009, 11:55:38 am »
So, those of you who have Na'vi names.... how did you pick them? Is there a database of Na'vi names used in the movie? How are the names formed normally? Anyone know what Neytiri means, for example?

I think it would be nice to have this be a thread for names to be chosen, discussed, given, and otherwise made to happen.

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Re: Na'vi names
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2009, 11:57:41 am »
I second this motion! I have been trying to figure out a good Na'vi name for myself...but so far have failed to come up with anything worth sharing lol

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Re: Na'vi names
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2009, 12:02:06 pm »
try to find the etymological meaning for your name, and translate it to Na'vi
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Re: Na'vi names
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2009, 12:18:34 pm »
I just took two words that made a phrase I liked... :-P

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Re: Na'vi names
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2009, 07:23:48 pm »
I just took something people call me sometimes and wrote it in Na'vi.  I'll let you figure it out. :)
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Re: Na'vi names
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2009, 10:35:43 am »
try to find the etymological meaning for your name, and translate it to Na'vi


Then I should change my name to Txep... :)

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Re: Na'vi names
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2009, 02:30:56 pm »
It appears that the Na'Vi are really big on titles being their names.  Neytiri doesn't necessarily have any etymology at this point, but her surname "Dis'kahan A'itey" which means daughter of Mo'at and Eytukan, or rather their roles as chief and religious leader.  I chose my name Karyu Amawey "Calm Teacher" because I am really interested in helping out anyone who may be having difficulties with the language.  It really is just what you want your image to be :)
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Re: Na'vi names
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2009, 02:32:13 pm »
try to find the etymological meaning for your name, and translate it to Na'vi


Then I should change my name to Txep... :)

Looks like you did.

I might change my name to the role I have on this forum  ;D
later....
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Re: Na'vi names
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2009, 03:14:08 pm »
For my name I just went with what I wanted to do, Nume fpu sänume, Learn for the sake of teaching. There are many ways to choose a name, none is "right" or "wrong", just your own choice.

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Re: Na'vi names
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2009, 03:46:41 pm »
Umm, yeah "Rock from above" .....

Lets just say that I was playing the PS3 Avatar movie game and we nicknamed my ikran "brick" because he steered like one, I spent more time with my head against a rock than flying straight. In their infinite wisdom, "the guys" made that name stick....

I think it can also have other meaning so it's not too bad.

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Ta'em tskxe - the 'rock from above'.
This describes my ikran flying style, it may also contain greater meaning.
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Re: Na'vi names
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2009, 06:45:10 pm »
There's no word for dog, is there? Or horse?

The reaosn I ask is because horses and dogs (as well as all animals really) are my life's work... so I was hoping to create a name related to that.

Any suggestions? xx

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Re: Na'vi names
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2009, 06:48:13 pm »
well ioang is the word for animal and i believe that pa’li is the word for the horse
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Re: Na'vi names
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2009, 06:49:04 pm »
There's no word for dog, is there? Or horse?

The reaosn I ask is because horses and dogs (as well as all animals really) are my life's work... so I was hoping to create a name related to that.

Any suggestions? xx

they don't exist... yet.
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Re: Na'vi names
« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2009, 01:07:41 am »
I may be new to the Na'vi language but i definatly know how i got my name.

I was looking through the vocabulary for the words night and rain because the meaning of my name is "Night Rain" and i  finally found them, i mixed them together to form Night rain and walla! Txontompa!
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Re: Na'vi names
« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2009, 04:58:46 am »
I may be new to the Na'vi language but i definatly know how i got my name.

I was looking through the vocabulary for the words night and rain because the meaning of my name is "Night Rain" and i  finally found them, i mixed them together to form Night rain and walla! Txontompa!
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Oe kameie nga, mu tsmuktu "Txontompa" nang.
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Re: Na'vi names
« Reply #15 on: December 25, 2009, 05:09:05 am »
There's no word for dog, is there? Or horse?

The reaosn I ask is because horses and dogs (as well as all animals really) are my life's work... so I was hoping to create a name related to that.

Any suggestions? xx

they don't exist... yet.

nantang leiu, "txongu" längu
viperwolf > dog
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Re: Na'vi names
« Reply #16 on: December 25, 2009, 05:10:10 am »
I inferred mine from the film, before I even looked at any of the material. Probably a stupid decision, probably got it wrong, definitley not one to stand out from the crowd.

Eh. I tried. I've always wanted to be a pilot, really.
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Re: Na'vi names
« Reply #17 on: December 25, 2009, 08:00:41 am »
Ok, what ye say?

Formal:        Rä’ä t<ay>ìng Eywa it Toruk Mokto s<ol>empul’itan
                  Do not abandon Eywa little son of Toruk Mokto.

Humble:      Rä’ä tayìng tirea it tìtxur solempul’itan
                 Do not abandon spirit little son of strength.

Truncated:  tirea  it      txur’itan
                 Spirit Little  strength son

Spoken name may just be "Txur’Itan"

Oe layu, "Rä’ä tayìng tirea it txur solempul’itan" fu "Tirea it Txur’Itan" srak?
Ma tsmuktu ngaheiu.

My name is Christopher Paul Nelson
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Re: Na'vi names
« Reply #18 on: December 25, 2009, 06:53:12 pm »
I did some research and found my real name means joined, or lender/coiler, and being the new guy I'm not sure how to create my name, if i could get some pointers. it would be much appreciated.

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Re: Na'vi names
« Reply #19 on: December 25, 2009, 08:04:20 pm »
Ok, what ye say?

Formal:        Rä’ä t<ay>ìng Eywa it Toruk Mokto s<ol>empul’itan
                  Do not abandon Eywa little son of Toruk Mokto.

Humble:      Rä’ä tayìng tirea it tìtxur solempul’itan
                 Do not abandon spirit little son of strength.

Truncated:  tirea  it      txur’itan
                 Spirit Little  strength son

Spoken name may just be "Txur’Itan"

Oe layu, "Rä’ä tayìng tirea it txur solempul’itan" fu "Tirea it Txur’Itan" srak?
Ma tsmuktu ngaheiu.

My name is Christopher Paul Nelson

Kaltxì, ma tsmukan.  "Rä’ä tayìng tirea it txur solempul’itan" txan lu nang!  Aylì'u nìhawnga 'it lu, slä "Tirea it Txur’Itan"-ri sìltsan lu.  Oeri ngati "Txur’Itan" syayeiaw.

("s<ya>y<ei>aw" muiä lu srak?)

Eywa ngaheiu, ma Txur’Itan.
Fitseng lu oe, tìftia kìfkeyä seri.

 

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