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Re: Na'vi names
« Reply #1300 on: August 11, 2011, 02:21:48 am »
I'm just so in love with the Thanator so I decided to pick it! Unfortunately it means "super member" here! Hrh  ;D

Despite all the simple ones already having been taken (why didn't I sign up in December 2009??  :( ), there are still lots of creative things you can do with Palulukan If you love thanators, how about yawnelu falulukan. Being a name, you can get away with some things that are 'gray areas' gramatically and/or syntactically. (This should at least get some ideas going!)

My `Rrtan name is real problem. 'Tim' translates to tìm, which means 'low'. or 'many butts'. 'Stoffel' in the original Prussian, means 'dumbhead or lout', so you end up with 'Moronic rear end'. ('Tim' is actually Greek in origin and means 'honoring God'.) Thus, I doubt you will ever see a transliteration of my 'Rrtan name here! (I work with `Rrtan falulukan (lions, tigers, etc.) and many of them have chosen me as a friend, thus the Na`vi name.)

One of the highlights of the recent Seattle Na`vi speakers' meetup for me, was helping a few people who were totally unfamiliar with the workings of the Na`vi language to choose a Na`vi name for a name badge. That would have been something I would have enjoyed doing all day!
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Re: Na'vi names
« Reply #1301 on: August 11, 2011, 07:16:43 am »

And Puvomun, if the tails do get tangled, are they tied in a knot`vi:D

It's TOO early for bad puns!!!


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Re: Na'vi names
« Reply #1302 on: August 11, 2011, 07:24:29 am »
So everyone knows, some of us have simply written our names in a Na'vi way.

Mine turned out to have 2 different possibilities.
Maria
Mrria

I liked both and still waver between them.
So Thomas - I'm seeing something starting with a Tx because of the hard T sound at the beginning.  Txamäs?  Has the right sound from the pronunciation of the English name.
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Re: Na'vi names
« Reply #1303 on: August 11, 2011, 08:16:15 am »
words and syllables cannot end in s, z, f, v, h.... see  http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=1977

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Re: Na'vi names
« Reply #1304 on: August 11, 2011, 09:43:56 am »
I forgot about that.  K is also one of them if I remember correctly.
So how about Txamäsì?
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Re: Na'vi names
« Reply #1305 on: August 11, 2011, 06:54:22 pm »
 :-*
I forgot about that.  K is also one of them if I remember correctly.
So how about Txamäsì?


nah, you can end words/syllables with k. we have plenty of examples in the lexicon ;)

Txamäsì? :D nice. though I gotta ask outta curiosity, what accent of someone speaking English was this one derived from? or is it that you like ejectives, ä and ì :P that can work, though for me, I would (again, just me and my region, most likely) say it as Tamìsì, and I have a feeling that Tomasì would work too. many many different twists on this could work in that regard. ;)
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Re: Na'vi names
« Reply #1306 on: August 11, 2011, 07:23:18 pm »
:-*
I forgot about that.  K is also one of them if I remember correctly.
So how about Txamäsì?


nah, you can end words/syllables with k. we have plenty of examples in the lexicon ;)

Txamäsì? :D nice. though I gotta ask outta curiosity, what accent of someone speaking English was this one derived from? or is it that you like ejectives, ä and ì :P that can work, though for me, I would (again, just me and my region, most likely) say it as Tamìsì, and I have a feeling that Tomasì would work too. many many different twists on this could work in that regard. ;)

HRH I'm from Philadelphia.  When I say the name Thomas, it sounds phonetically like Tahh-maahs (with a really strong T sound at the beginning).  Guess I'm just making it sound phonetically like I would say it.
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Re: Na'vi names
« Reply #1307 on: August 11, 2011, 07:47:45 pm »
and that's cool :D I figured that would be the reason. I like such regional differences. the same when I hear North Americans speak Na'vi and then Europeans speak Na'vi. it's really interesting. :) So on a more on-topic note, Thomas, what would you have your name be? You of course are the one who has to choose and post by it. :) What do you think?

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Re: Na'vi names
« Reply #1308 on: August 12, 2011, 12:43:30 am »
...and I have a feeling that Tomasì would work too.

I favor this.  Either that or Txomasì.

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Re: Na'vi names
« Reply #1309 on: August 12, 2011, 01:27:38 pm »
...and I have a feeling that Tomasì would work too.

I favor this.  Either that or Txomasì.


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Re: Na'vi names
« Reply #1310 on: August 12, 2011, 11:53:16 pm »
Another suggestion would be to use a version of your name from its original Aramaic, תָּאוֹמָא  which works out (more or less) to Ta'oma' (note the two glottal stops). An alternate form was given as T`om'a. The first form, just as it sits, is a legal Na`vi word. I personally think this is a beautiful word, and would make a very good name.

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Re: Na'vi names
« Reply #1311 on: August 13, 2011, 12:01:12 am »
Another suggestion would be to use a version of your name from its original Aramaic, תָּאוֹמָא  which works out (more or less) to Ta'oma' (note the two glottal stops). An alternate form was given as T`om'a. The first form, just as it sits, is a legal Na`vi word. I personally think this is a beautiful word, and would make a very good name.
Ta'oma' is fine, T'om'a in Na'vi, phonetically, is not, T does not start consonant clusters, only f, ts, and s can do that. ;)

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Re: Na'vi names
« Reply #1312 on: August 13, 2011, 12:30:53 am »
Another suggestion would be to use a version of your name from its original Aramaic, תָּאוֹמָא  which works out (more or less) to Ta'oma' (note the two glottal stops). An alternate form was given as T`om'a. The first form, just as it sits, is a legal Na`vi word. I personally think this is a beautiful word, and would make a very good name.
Ta'oma' is fine, T'om'a in Na'vi, phonetically, is not, T does not start consonant clusters, only f, ts, and s can do that. ;)

How about Txoma' as an alternative to Ta'oma' then?

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Re: Na'vi names
« Reply #1313 on: August 13, 2011, 12:44:34 am »
Another suggestion would be to use a version of your name from its original Aramaic, תָּאוֹמָא  which works out (more or less) to Ta'oma' (note the two glottal stops). An alternate form was given as T`om'a. The first form, just as it sits, is a legal Na`vi word. I personally think this is a beautiful word, and would make a very good name.
Are you sure those are glottal stops and not matres lectionis? I don't know much about Aramaic, but I do recall that Syriac is full of final alephs used as matres lectionis for -ā.

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Re: Na'vi names
« Reply #1314 on: August 13, 2011, 05:20:30 pm »
Another suggestion would be to use a version of your name from its original Aramaic, תָּאוֹמָא  which works out (more or less) to Ta'oma' (note the two glottal stops). An alternate form was given as T`om'a. The first form, just as it sits, is a legal Na`vi word. I personally think this is a beautiful word, and would make a very good name.
Are you sure those are glottal stops and not matres lectionis? I don't know much about Aramaic, but I do recall that Syriac is full of final alephs used as matres lectionis for -ā.

The vowel point under the mem is the same as the vowel point under the tav, so you may be right. Omitting the final glottal stop in a Na`vi name would be the name-choosers choice; it certainly is legal there.

Ma Oma Tirea, I like Txoma' as well, but Ta'oma' seems a little more exotic, and perhaps slightly easier to pronounce. In any case, lots of options here to choose from.

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