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Offline Tsaya

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« on: December 17, 2017, 12:41:00 am »
So my human first name has no meaning, my dad made it up when I was born. The first part is pronounced like the word "shy." So my name is pronounced Shy-yah or Sh-eye-yah. How would that transfer over to Na'vi spelling (or pronunciation since I can't find "sh" in the phonetics)?

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Re: Name Spelling
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2017, 12:53:02 am »
Kaltxì! :D

Na'vi has no 'sh' sound, I'd personally probably transliterate 'sh' as 'ts' so then I'd say the whole thing as 'tsaya' said like 'tsay-a' (using Na'vi sounds which one can find here or here! :)

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Re: Name Spelling
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2017, 03:08:47 am »
Welcome!

I had a response all typed up, but Tìlu got there ahead of me and I saw it before submitting mine. My reply was almost word for word the same. :)

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Re: Name Spelling
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2017, 02:56:43 pm »
Ah. Okay, thank you! I thought that would be the case but it never hurts to double check.  :D
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« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2017, 03:07:05 pm »
Ah. Okay, thank you! I thought that would be the case but it never hurts to double check.  :D
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Re: Name Spelling
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2017, 04:11:00 pm »
Looking at the syllable structure of your name, I'll throw out an alternative Na'vi transliteration for you: Tseaya. This gives you three syllables instead of two: Tse.ay.a. That's a pretty name, and you should be very proud of it, and proud to have a father who cares enough about to coin a unique name for you!

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