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Re: Archaic's fanfic dialogue help thread
« Reply #140 on: July 16, 2021, 07:54:38 pm »
  :-\ I really would love to see a Na'vi word for tea.
Yeah, Na'vi word for tea really missing! I would like to see it too.

It's been a while, but, how should I say "I made tea"?

I got 'Oel teait ngop' am I anywhere close?
That's pretty good. :)

Although at face value it suggests that you created tea. Would prepare be a better verb than create/make in this case?
Oel teati hawl?
Yeah, hawl is good word here :)
I just see that sentence was "I made tea" - isn't then "Oel teati holawl" better?
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Re: Archaic's fanfic dialogue help thread
« Reply #141 on: July 29, 2021, 02:30:50 pm »
EEK how did I miss this? I need to make an edit.
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Re: Archaic's fanfic dialogue help thread
« Reply #142 on: July 29, 2021, 02:39:14 pm »
Don't worry, your translation was basically right :)

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Re: Archaic's fanfic dialogue help thread
« Reply #143 on: August 02, 2021, 04:12:08 pm »
I updated it anyway.
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Re: Archaic's fanfic dialogue help thread
« Reply #144 on: August 02, 2021, 04:16:19 pm »
Txantsan:)
Yeah, your translation was right but hawl is a bit better verb for your sentence

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Re: Archaic's fanfic dialogue help thread
« Reply #145 on: August 05, 2021, 01:42:08 pm »
I have a question, do we have a word for the Na'vi burial/funeral?   ???  :-\
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Re: Archaic's fanfic dialogue help thread
« Reply #146 on: August 05, 2021, 01:49:26 pm »
I think that unfortunatelly not :(

But maybe it could be expresed, have you any particular sentence with this word?
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Re: Archaic's fanfic dialogue help thread
« Reply #147 on: August 05, 2021, 02:52:55 pm »
I'll write around it.
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Re: Archaic's fanfic dialogue help thread
« Reply #148 on: August 05, 2021, 02:57:57 pm »
Okay

I wondered about it more, maybe it would be literally expresed as yem nemfa kllte = put into ground, but idk...
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Re: Archaic's fanfic dialogue help thread
« Reply #149 on: August 05, 2021, 05:34:03 pm »
One can probably think of a funeral / burial (if I understand the context correctly) as a Ceremony/Ritual of Death?

Sä'eoio Kxitxä, perhaps.

Where kxitx refers to the event of an individual's death

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Re: Archaic's fanfic dialogue help thread
« Reply #150 on: August 05, 2021, 05:52:24 pm »
One can probably think of a funeral / burial (if I understand the context correctly) as a Ceremony/Ritual of Death?

Sä'eoio Kxitxä, perhaps.

Where kxitx refers to the event of an individual's death

That is very good idea, seems be better that mine.



We also have verb kllyem = to bury... it could be used here too (I buried someone = Oel kllyolem tuteoti), at least I hope

What about tìkllyusem as word for burial?

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Re: Archaic's fanfic dialogue help thread
« Reply #151 on: August 05, 2021, 06:03:29 pm »
What about tìkllyusem as word for burial?

That would work nicely in a literal sense as well

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Re: Archaic's fanfic dialogue help thread
« Reply #152 on: August 05, 2021, 06:05:26 pm »
Txantsan!

Anyway I like your idea (Sä'eoio Kxitxä).

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Re: Archaic's fanfic dialogue help thread
« Reply #153 on: August 15, 2021, 01:47:23 pm »
OK, on a very different note, any idea what the Na'vi might call call a dealer? (dealer, as in a poker game)

Best I could manage was "kìte’eyu", which I felt might be a bit of a stretch.
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Re: Archaic's fanfic dialogue help thread
« Reply #154 on: August 15, 2021, 01:53:42 pm »
Seems that I have not better idea than "kìte’eyu" too :-\

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Re: Archaic's fanfic dialogue help thread
« Reply #155 on: August 15, 2021, 02:28:16 pm »
I'm going to pencil in kìte’eyu, at least until/unless we come up with something better.
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Re: Archaic's fanfic dialogue help thread
« Reply #156 on: August 15, 2021, 02:32:30 pm »
Okay, good luck with writing!

Wondered about it more but I still have not better idea.

 

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