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« on: July 26, 2012, 01:53:15 pm »

I'm not sure how it should go into the dictionary, but the language class at the MeetUp in seattle also established "being allergic to something"

  ______(-ri/-ìri) lu _______ fnetxum.

The allergic person or animal goes in the topical (-ri/-ìri) and the allergen is the subject with fnetxum as the predicate.

  Oeri lu swoa fnetxum. = "I am allergic to 'alcohol'."

  This is canonical from the last dialogue in the class.

I would expect the Na’vi to be as specific about the allergen as possible. So, "I'm allergic to wasp stings." instead of just "I'm allergic to wasps." In the case of cats, we don't really SEE the allergen and how it enters our bodies, so I'd guess that:

  Oeri lu palukantsyìp fnetxum.

would be alright. We should verify that with him, though.



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Re: allergies
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2012, 03:38:10 pm »
Irayo! :)
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Re: allergies
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2012, 08:58:27 pm »
Put fnetxum as the main entry and add the rest as part of the explanation - like kuma/akum.

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Re: allergies
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2012, 09:00:41 pm »

I would expect the Na’vi to be as specific about the allergen as possible. So, "I'm allergic to wasp stings." instead of just "I'm allergic to wasps." In the case of cats, we don't really SEE the allergen and how it enters our bodies, so I'd guess that:

  Oeri lu palukantsyìp fnetxum.

would be alright. We should verify that with him, though.


Since it is the 'dander' (dry skin flakes) of an animal that usually triggers an allergy, you might use:

Oeri lu ayìlva ta palukantsyìp fnetxum.

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Re: allergies
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2012, 09:20:57 pm »

Since it is the 'dander' (dry skin flakes) of an animal that usually triggers an allergy, you might use:

Oeri lu ayìlva ta palukantsyìp fnetxum.


I spoke with him about this (actually before seeing this), but it's on the mark. :D

Grammatically it would be either:

   Oeri lu ìlva a ta palukantsyìp fnetxum.

    or

   Oeri lu ìlva palukantsyìpä fnetxum.


Don't generalize to the level of the animal. You need the SUBSTANCE that enters or touches the body. There is no reason to put the "flake" in the plural in this case. A generalization off of the singular is more natively Na’vi.

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Re: allergies
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2012, 10:31:12 pm »
I am now pondering how to make a dictionary entry that makes sense...

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Re: allergies
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2012, 10:35:49 pm »

allergic (to something) ?

I don't know how to define the part of speech, though. ADJ. ?

Technically it's an idiom.


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Re: allergies
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2012, 10:51:10 pm »
 I was thinking adj., but the specific usage will definitely require an example.

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Re: allergies
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2012, 10:52:43 pm »

I would just use:

  Oeri lu swoa fnetxum.

as the example.


 

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