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Supine in Na'vi...
« on: November 12, 2010, 10:42:07 pm »
Reference for those who don't know what the supine is...

For example, how might the phrase "to try will be to succeed" translate?

I'm guessing the gerund for this one, yet somehow it doesn't seem right: tìfmusi layu tìflusä

Thoughts welcomed, irayo.

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Re: Supine in Na'vi...
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2010, 04:28:33 am »
Alternatively "fko fmi flä" could work but that's only really an option in this very specific example. Otherwise I'd normally go with the gerund although sometimes I might use "a fì'u" instead.
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Re: Supine in Na'vi...
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2010, 02:20:26 pm »
Hmm... usage of fwa... eltur tìtxen si...

So maybe fwa fmi, lu fwa flä might work...

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Re: Supine in Na'vi...
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2010, 02:35:49 pm »
I'm guessing the gerund for this one, yet somehow it doesn't seem right: tìfmusi layu tìflusä

If this is being spoken by someone as a statement of their intent, the only thing I'd change is to use the intentional future, tìfmusi lasyu tìflusä.
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Re: Supine in Na'vi...
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2010, 02:38:48 pm »
I'm guessing the gerund for this one, yet somehow it doesn't seem right: tìfmusi layu tìflusä

If this is being spoken by someone as a statement of their intent, the only thing I'd change is to use the intentional future, tìfmusi lasyu tìflusä.

But otherwise the gerund is fine, kefyak?

Although I am starting to appreciate Kewnya's suggestion a little more...

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