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Re: Na'vi poetry
« Reply #20 on: December 25, 2009, 06:52:57 am »
part 1&2  ;D
With thanks to William Annis and taruia to keep me from making an embarrassing mistake.

atan tsawkyä ul ke'u nìn to atan a txur pxel poeti
slä poel kelu kamänge tirea poeyä fìfya
poel lu atantìrantokx, uniltìrantokx fpomyä
slä poél lu kamänge kawng, atan nì’it a hawng
Oel keltu si nì'awtu, eltu si poeti fifya
slä krrpe oel tse'a kawtutì plltxe poeti, nìnelu na oeti set.
oel tse'a ayfi'u lu kawng, kifkey lu kawng
pehrr 'awpo sìltsan pxel poeti, sevin
kelu 'awpoti frapol keneu sì kemuntxänge tìlok.
nieyktan a poe tìran fratseng ni'awtu atxkxe sì fermi lesrung si,
tengkrr poel terìng tirea poeyä, fpi aylapo fu fì'u nawm fya’o ftang
Menari    peyä kelu na lapo atxkxemì
slä poeru tìmenari lu a nawm mì tirea a sìltsan sì txur

The light of the sun is naught when once compared to light as strong as she does tend to be.
Though she doesn't even once considers herself that way,
she's light personified, an avatar of joyous, silent glee.
Though to herself, she's dark, she's less than gray.
I don't think I  am the only one, that thinks of her like this.
But when I find that no one ever talks of her, as longing as I do now
I find that things are wrong, that it's the world that is amiss,
when someone great as her, beautiful, and how,
is not the one that all who look at her simply covet, hope to closely love.
Regally, though alone, she wanders through the world, trying to help those around,
sacrificing herself, for others or a noble cause, when push comes to shove.
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Re: Na'vi poetry
« Reply #21 on: December 26, 2009, 02:41:41 pm »
Not quite poetry, but eywa mokriyä gave something in french into skype chat, then translated it to english.  So I translated it to Na'vi.

The grammer probably is wrong in numerous places, because I don't know how to do compound sentences.  It would probably come out as a run-on sentence.  But here it is.  Also when I contructed trr-ri, since the rr followed by r seemed like too much tongue acrobatics to say, I opted for the theoretical ì between the two that we've seen in some places.

Le-'aw-a trr-ì-ri nga-l p<ay>awm oe-ti ftxey tìrey oe-yä fu nga.  Oe-l s<ay>i san-ti tìrey oe-yä sì nga-l tx<ay>ìng oe-ti hu-ri ke omum tìrey oe-yä nga lu.
?-one-ADJ day-TOP 2-SBJ ask-FUT 1-OBJ choose life me-POS or you.  1-SUBJ make-FUT quote-OBJ life 1-POS and 2-SUB leave-FUT 1-OBJ with-TOP not know life 1-POS 2 be
One day you'll ask me to chose between my life and you, I'll answer my life and you'll leave me without knowing that my life is you.


Sìltsan tsmukan!

You are my hero. :)

Mine too!
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Re: Na'vi poetry
« Reply #22 on: December 26, 2009, 02:43:40 pm »
part 1&2  ;D
With thanks to William Annis and taruia to keep me from making an embarrassing mistake.

atan tsawkyä ul ke'u nìn to atan a txur pxel poeti
slä poel kelu kamänge tirea poeyä fìfya
poel lu atantìrantokx, uniltìrantokx fpomyä
slä poél lu kamänge kawng, atan nì’it a hawng
Oel keltu si nì'awtu, eltu si poeti fifya
slä krrpe oel tse'a kawtutì plltxe poeti, nìnelu na oeti set.
oel tse'a ayfi'u lu kawng, kifkey lu kawng
pehrr 'awpo sìltsan pxel poeti, sevin
kelu 'awpoti frapol keneu sì kemuntxänge tìlok.
nieyktan a poe tìran fratseng ni'awtu atxkxe sì fermi lesrung si,
tengkrr poel terìng tirea poeyä, fpi aylapo fu fì'u nawm fya’o ftang
Menari    peyä kelu na lapo atxkxemì
slä poeru tìmenari lu a nawm mì tirea a sìltsan sì txur

The light of the sun is naught when once compared to light as strong as she does tend to be.
Though she doesn't even once considers herself that way,
she's light personified, an avatar of joyous, silent glee.
Though to herself, she's dark, she's less than gray.
I don't think I  am the only one, that thinks of her like this.
But when I find that no one ever talks of her, as longing as I do now
I find that things are wrong, that it's the world that is amiss,
when someone great as her, beautiful, and how,
is not the one that all who look at her simply covet, hope to closely love.
Regally, though alone, she wanders through the world, trying to help those around,
sacrificing herself, for others or a noble cause, when push comes to shove.

This flows so well when I read it out loud.  Amazing.
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Re: Na'vi poetry
« Reply #23 on: December 29, 2009, 03:10:14 am »
Your poems are all awesome!

My Na'vi isn't very good yet, but once I got better I will post a poem too.

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Re: Na'vi poetry
« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2010, 05:54:41 pm »
Barely poetry, and likely with plenty of grammatical issues since it was written at 4am, but...


Oel kameie ngati.
Rutxe nari si.
Ngal oeti kame srak?

Set oel Eywati hu,
slä ngari txe'lan kea kerusey lu,
tengkrr oel ngayä ronsemti kelku si.

Kehe, krr layu ke ftue,
slä rä'ä txopu.
Ayoeng 'awsiteng nìmun layu,
slä set, rey.



I see you.
Please look.
Do you see me?

Now I am with Eywa,
but your heart is not dead,
while I live in your mind.

No, time will not be easy,
but do not fear.
We will be together again,
but now, live.

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Re: Na'vi poetry
« Reply #25 on: January 03, 2010, 07:36:46 pm »
All of these are so awesome! Great job everyone.
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Re: Na'vi poetry
« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2010, 04:02:38 pm »
Ma aysmukan your poems are fantastic.

I hope i will get the inspiration to write one of my own.

Pxay irayo (that written rght?).
Personally i don`t take the Na`vi as alien because i think i understand them.

When I look on the news and see what horrible things are happening around the world I can`t help but wonder what is the source of them and therefore my own race is becoming more and more alien to me as time passes by.

Does that make any sense?

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Re: Na'vi poetry
« Reply #27 on: January 13, 2010, 11:39:14 am »
Barely poetry, and likely with plenty of grammatical issues since it was written at 4am, but...


Oel kameie ngati.
Rutxe nari si.
Ngal oeti kame srak?

Set oel Eywati hu,
slä ngari txe'lan kea kerusey lu,
tengkrr oel ngayä ronsemti kelku si.

Kehe, krr layu ke ftue,
slä rä'ä txopu.
Ayoeng 'awsiteng nìmun layu,
slä set, rey.



I see you.
Please look.
Do you see me?

Now I am with Eywa,
but your heart is not dead,
while I live in your mind.

No, time will not be easy,
but do not fear.
We will be together again,
but now, live.

Bravo, its wonderful how much feeling you can put into such few, simple verses...

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Re: Na'vi poetry
« Reply #28 on: January 14, 2010, 11:52:13 am »
Great Tirealì'u, it was really heartfelt :) I love simple poems, they put so much into so little.

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Re: Na'vi poetry
« Reply #29 on: January 14, 2010, 05:56:28 pm »
Another part of my poem, another attempt :)
It is, of course, a very loose translation

atan tsawkyä ul ke'u nìn to atan a txur pxel poeti
slä poel kelu kamänge tirea poeyä fìfya
poel lu atantìrantokx, uniltìrantokx fpomyä
slä poél lu kamänge kawng, atan nì’it a hawng
Oel keltu si nì'awtu, eltu si poeti fifya
slä krrpe oel tse'a kawtutì plltxe poeti, nìnelu na oeti set.
oel tse'a ayfi'u lu kawng, kifkey lu kawng
pehrr 'awpo sìltsan pxel poeti, sevin
kelu 'awpoti frapol keneu sì kemuntxänge tìlok.
nieyktan a poe tìran fratseng ni'awtu atxkxe sì fermi lesrung si,
tengkrr poel terìng tirea poeyä, fpi aylapo fu fì'u nawm fya’o ftang
Menari peyä kelu na lapo atxkxemì
slä poeru tìmenari lu a nawm mì tirea a sìltsan sì txur
Oe tsa'uti kame poe lu nì'ul nawm to satu atikeye'ung,
poel kamänge poeti kenì'ul to aylapo, ke'u mì frapo.
Poe fmi fpi fpom frapoyä, lu nawm tengfya poel kameie ayoeti lu,
slä poe lu ni'ul, si poel fmi fì'u, poe si ayoeti ay'eveng.

The light of the sun is naught when once compared to light as strong as she does tend to be.
Though she doesn't even once considers herself that way,
she's light personified, an avatar of joyous, silent glee.
Though to herself, she's dark, she's less than gray.
I don't think I  am the only one, that thinks of her like this.
But when I find that no one ever talks of her, as longing as I do now
I find that things are wrong, that it's the world that is amiss,
when someone great as her, beautiful, and how,
is not the one that all who look at her simply covet, hope to closely love.
Regally, though alone, she wanders through the world, trying to help those around,
sacrificing herself, for others or a noble cause, when push comes to shove.
Her eyes are unlike any other that in this world ever could be found,
yet she has two of those amazing portals, into a kind and gentle mind and soul.
I find that she is quite above and higher than those simple mortals,
thinking of herself as less, incomparable to the whole.
She tends to try and strain herself to make herself as high as she thinks we are,
when in reality she's more, and in trying so, she makes us poor.
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Re: Na'vi poetry
« Reply #30 on: January 24, 2010, 03:58:00 am »
Another wonderful bit Lì'uyä täftxuyu, I enjoy how even with such a limited selection of words to choose from, you still manage to get in a lot of detail and feeling.

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Re: Na'vi poetry
« Reply #31 on: January 24, 2010, 04:02:21 am »
Another wonderful bit Lì'uyä täftxuyu, I enjoy how even with such a limited selection of words to choose from, you still manage to get in a lot of detail and feeling.
Thanks :)
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