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Offline roger

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Re: Conceptual adjectives
« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2010, 08:48:18 pm »
unless we have ?lecun for "possible".

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Re: Conceptual adjectives
« Reply #21 on: April 17, 2010, 02:48:44 am »
unless we have ?lecun for "possible".

We have «letsunslu» for "possible" as an adjective. I believe it was the first we saw in which le- appeared before something that appeared to to have nothing nomial in it at all. I like the fact that «-slu» is included here (but not on «keltsun»). It might imply a slightly different world view around potentiality and the nature of the Na'vi cosmos.

In the only conlang about which I've ever personally theorized, there is no copula for "am/is/are", only a verb of existential potential unfettered by linear time, which I like to translate in English as "becoming".

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Re: Conceptual adjectives
« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2010, 06:06:39 pm »
Lu oeru säfpìl:

keltsun = ke letsun
ke + le* = kel* (na fì + ay* = fay* )

Tsunslu fì'u fuke?
Nìrangal frapo tsirvun pivlltxe nìNa'vi :D

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Re: Conceptual adjectives
« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2010, 02:38:00 am »
Lu oeru säfpìl:

keltsun = ke letsun
ke + le* = kel* (na fì + ay* = fay* )

Tsunslu fì'u fuke?

Siltsana säfpìl. Tsa'u lam eyawr.
Ayoe lu aysamsiyu a plltxe "Ni" !
Aytìhawnu ayli'uyä aswok: "Ni", "Peng", si "Niiiew-wom" !

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Re: Conceptual adjectives
« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2010, 05:50:48 am »
stxong - strange, unfamiliar, unknown
syen - last, final

So, I'm finally up to speed after my month away from, well, everything. A lot of interesting stuff has gone down, but not as much as I feared -- and this in particular caught my eye.

Why? Because now I can finally(!) do this:

"Taw, syena pxawpa. Ayfì'u lu sìsop tawsìpä Enteprayzì. Tseyä mrra zìsìtä tìkangkem: steftxaw stxonga hifkeyit amip; fwew mipa tìreyit sì mipa ayolo'ti; nìtstew kä tsengne a kea tawtute ke kalmä tsane."

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Re: Conceptual adjectives
« Reply #25 on: May 07, 2010, 08:47:32 am »
"Taw, syena pxawpa. Ayfì'u lu sìsop tawsìpä Enteprayzì. Tseyä mrra zìsìtä tìkangkem: steftxaw stxonga hifkeyit amip; fwew mipa tìreyit sì mipa ayolo'ti; nìtstew kä tsengne a kea tawtute ke kalmä tsane."

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Re: Conceptual adjectives
« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2010, 10:45:34 am »
"Taw, syena pxawpa. Ayfì'u lu sìsop tawsìpä Enteprayzì. Tseyä mrra zìsìtä tìkangkem: steftxaw stxonga hifkeyit amip; fwew mipa tìreyit sì mipa ayolo'ti; nìtstew kä tsengne a kea tawtute ke kalmä tsane."
HRH, awesome! ;D now go translate all the Klingon phrases :P

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Re: Conceptual adjectives
« Reply #27 on: May 07, 2010, 11:40:05 am »
stxong - strange, unfamiliar, unknown
syen - last, final

So, I'm finally up to speed after my month away from, well, everything. A lot of interesting stuff has gone down, but not as much as I feared -- and this in particular caught my eye.

Why? Because now I can finally(!) do this:

"Taw, syena pxawpa. Ayfì'u lu sìsop tawsìpä Enteprayzì. Tseyä mrra zìsìtä tìkangkem: steftxaw stxonga hifkeyit amip; fwew mipa tìreyit sì mipa ayolo'ti; nìtstew kä tsengne a kea tawtute ke kalmä tsane."

 ;D

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Re: Conceptual adjectives
« Reply #28 on: May 07, 2010, 05:16:34 pm »
Stxong means strange, and the word is strange.

Strange word means strange

This one is going to be easy to remember...:)
« Last Edit: May 07, 2010, 05:25:36 pm by Tsamsiyu92 »

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Re: Conceptual adjectives
« Reply #29 on: May 09, 2010, 07:38:22 pm »
stxong - strange, unfamiliar, unknown
syen - last, final

So, I'm finally up to speed after my month away from, well, everything. A lot of interesting stuff has gone down, but not as much as I feared -- and this in particular caught my eye.

Why? Because now I can finally(!) do this:

"Taw, syena pxawpa. Ayfì'u lu sìsop tawsìpä Enteprayzì. Tseyä mrra zìsìtä tìkangkem: steftxaw stxonga hifkeyit amip; fwew mipa tìreyit sì mipa ayolo'ti; nìtstew kä tsengne a kea tawtute ke kalmä tsane."

 ;D

Seriously. Do you have a PayPal account? I feel compelled to give you something tangible for that!!

 

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