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Offline Fewla Kinamtil

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Hello all
« on: January 31, 2013, 03:59:49 pm »
Hello everyone,
I'd like to first say that I have been using the internet for a very long time, especially on forums. And for the last day and a half I have been reading up lots of topics here, and I think I would be right in saying that you seem like one of the friendliest bunch of forum-goers around. Reminds me of my days on JREF.

I am very new to the whole Na'vi culture/language etc.
That is because I only watched Avatar for the first time two days ago. I was going to watch it about six months ago, but then I nearly died and I forgot.
Halfway through the movie I paused it and checked the internet for a Na'vi learning site. Couldn't wait until the end haha.

Anyway, feel free to chat to me about whatever. I'm an open book. And there is plenty of room in that book to write more, with your help!

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Re: Hello all
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2013, 04:16:42 pm »
Kaltxì ulte zola'u nìprrte', ma FewlaKinamtil! :D

I'd like to first say that I have been using the internet for a very long time, especially on forums. And for the last day and a half I have been reading up lots of topics here, and I think I would be right in saying that you seem like one of the friendliest bunch of forum-goers around. Reminds me of my days on JREF.
:D
It is very nice to read this, irayo!

welcome in one of the friendliest forum in the whole internet. :)

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Re: Hello all
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2013, 04:23:51 pm »
Thank you for the welcome! irayo!

I just noticed that Na'vi doesn't have a dictionary definition for "You're Welcome".

I wonder if that is due to a cultural setting or just a word hasn't been created yet.  :-\

Loving the custom smiley GIFs this forum uses too  ;D

I hope to get to know people well!

« Last Edit: January 31, 2013, 04:27:15 pm by FewlaKinamtil »
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Re: Hello all
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2013, 04:27:04 pm »
Yes it has:
Quote from: from the dictionary
zola’u nìprrte’: [zol."a.P·u nI."pr".tEP] PF ph. come pleasurably, welcome
It is just a sentence construction. ;)

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Re: Hello all
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2013, 04:33:29 pm »
I think I made a mistake expressing my meaning...

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zola’u nìprrte’: [zol."a.P·u nI."pr".tEP] PF ph. come pleasurably, welcome
I would say this is used like in your previous message, where you welcomed me to the forum.

"You're welcome" is a separate concept, and is a polite response to "thank you" in English:
Polite:
A: Here, have an apple.
B: Thank you.
A: You're welcome.

Informal:
A: *gives B an apple*
B: Thanks.
A: No problem.

German: (I think)
A: *gives B an apple*
B: Dankeschön
A: Bitteschön

I can't see a Na'vi equivalent of this "You're Welcome/Bitteschön"
 ;)
I might be wrong though. It wouldn't be the first time!  ;D
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Re: Hello all
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2013, 04:41:18 pm »
Hello & welcome! :D
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Re: Hello all
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2013, 04:42:19 pm »
I think I made a mistake expressing my meaning...

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zola’u nìprrte’: [zol."a.P·u nI."pr".tEP] PF ph. come pleasurably, welcome
I would say this is used like in your previous message, where you welcomed me to the forum.

"You're welcome" is a separate concept, and is a polite response to "thank you" in English:
Ah ok.
Than use nìprrte' :)

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Re: Hello all
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2013, 04:45:26 pm »
irayo, ma Kamean.

D'oh, simply a case of trying all sorts of odd phrases when looking for words in the dictionary! irayo ma Tìtstewan.
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Re: Hello all
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2013, 04:47:47 pm »
Kea tìkin. :)

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Re: Hello all
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2013, 04:53:13 pm »
I've started writing a list of simple words that people use to me.
I know its going to end up huge at this rate!
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Re: Hello all
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2013, 04:54:24 pm »
Indeed. ;D

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Re: Hello all
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2013, 08:46:40 am »
Welcome to the forum. :)


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Re: Hello all
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2013, 08:54:35 am »
Thanks Stranger! :)
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Re: Hello all
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2013, 03:12:13 pm »
Kaltxì, ma FewlaKinamtil!

Welcome to the Learn Na'vi forums!

I read with interest your discussion about coming up with a word/phrase for 'your'e welcome'. In this instance, you are running up against something that is an 'idiom', a statement that has meaning only in the language/context it is used in and otherwise does not make sense. English is loaded with idioms, like 'going for broke', or 'blow this popstand', etc. 'Your'e welcome' is a more subtle idiom.

That said, Na'vi has its own set of idions and catchphrases. One of the more active threads here, on 'Na'vi proverbs' under 'customs and culture', documents a lot of these. It is also one of the better language learning threads, if you enjoy learning by learning the grammar, etc. of a language as a way of initally learning the language. One famous Na'vi idiom, and a good example is Fwäkì ke fewfwi 'a mantis doesn't whistle', meaning something is against an entity's nature.

All that said, I think kea tìkin is both appropriate, and I believe, attested for this use.

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Re: Hello all
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2013, 03:30:27 pm »
Irayo ma `Eylan Ayfalulukanä.

I understand it as an idiom, but thought that the phrase makes sense from a politeness point of view: You're welcome, bitter, どういたしまして, most Earthen languages use a response to "thank you".

I also find that I am very likely to simply type as thoughts pop into my head, an example being my second post in this thread. I generally follow up my thoughts but also put them down wherever I currently am :P
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