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Just another few words...
« on: June 15, 2010, 07:24:35 pm »
With the recent German article which mistakenly attributed my forum name to Frommer, Karyu Pawl had emailed me apologizing for the mixup and assuring me that it was not his words and that he was contacting the reporter about a correction.  In doing so, he'd done a clever play on words in Na'vi with "(p)oe" for me/her (Her being the reporter).  So I commented in response "Oel tse'a kemit a tsatsenge nga soli", as well as "krro tsayhem lolen".

Both evoked a response which involved a new word.  (Or really, a new lexical combination of words.)

On the first, he described it as "Lì'fyavi lesar nìtxan nang!"

On the second he offered up a correction to "Krro len ayhem anafì'u"

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Re: Just another few words...
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2010, 08:00:18 pm »
Cool. Finally, this part of the board has a pulse.

But Frommer's gotta get the lead out. The world's ending. Layona payìl kifkeyti nìyängekx.

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Re: Just another few words...
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2010, 08:14:09 pm »
Txantsan! Irayo, ma tsmukan ;)

On the first, he described it as "Lì'fyavi lesar nìtxan nang!"

Ha tsunslu lì'u a san lì'uvi sìk srak? Fì'u lu oeyä säfpìl nì'aw...

On the second he offered up a correction to "Krro len ayhem anafì'u"

Tsun fko tsive'a futa fìlì'ut ngolop fkol ta san na + fì'u sìk :D Ftuea sì txantsana fya'o, fpìl oe ::) Irayo karyur ;)
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Re: Just another few words...
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2010, 09:17:33 pm »
Ha tsunslu lì'u a san lì'uvi sìk srak? Fì'u lu oeyä säfpìl nì'aw...
Oe fpolìl tengfya.
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Re: Just another few words...
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2010, 01:24:40 pm »
Thanks for sharing :) I'm a bit curious about that play on words he did, is the whole phrase something you can post perhaps?

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Re: Just another few words...
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2010, 01:36:25 pm »
But Frommer's gotta get the lead out. The world's ending. Layona payìl kifkeyti nìyängekx.

D'you think he's spending all his time on Martian?

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Re: Just another few words...
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2010, 01:37:00 pm »
Thanks for sharing :) I'm a bit curious about that play on words he did, is the whole phrase something you can post perhaps?

Seconded!

Also, could you ask him what the form of 'such' would be before a noun? With such a common word, I'm sure it's fixed: nafì'ua, or fì'una ?
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Re: Just another few words...
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2010, 03:13:26 pm »
The full phrase with the play on words was just "(p)oeru txoa livu"
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Re: Just another few words...
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2010, 03:20:07 pm »
Also, could you ask him what the form of 'such' would be before a noun? With such a common word, I'm sure it's fixed: nafì'ua, or fì'una ?

Sìltsana tìpawm ;) Ulte tsunslu san afì'una sìk maw tstxolì'u srak?
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Re: Just another few words...
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2010, 05:12:16 pm »
But Frommer's gotta get the lead out. The world's ending. Layona payìl kifkeyti nìyängekx.

D'you think he's spending all his time on Martian?

What is Martian?

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Re: Just another few words...
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2010, 05:13:55 pm »
But Frommer's gotta get the lead out. The world's ending. Layona payìl kifkeyti nìyängekx.

D'you think he's spending all his time on Martian?

What is Martian?

He's been asked to make a martian language for another film, hopefully it won't be anywhere near as successful and he'll still focus on na'vi
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Re: Just another few words...
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2010, 07:24:17 pm »
Thanks for sharing :) I'm a bit curious about that play on words he did, is the whole phrase something you can post perhaps?

Seconded!

Also, could you ask him what the form of 'such' would be before a noun? With such a common word, I'm sure it's fixed: nafì'ua, or fì'una ?

It's the same before or after.

Nafì'ua ayhem
Ayhem anafì'u
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Re: Just another few words...
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2010, 07:32:15 pm »
Because I am paranoid, do we have accenting confirmations on these (not that there aren't very defensible and obvious choices present)?
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Re: Just another few words...
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2010, 07:40:42 pm »
Yay for new words!  Ooh, and a Martian language...  I dunno, i think i'll stay partial to lì'fya leNa'vi.  But maybe those who learn his Martian language can become our "smuk lelì'fya."

...On the second he offered up a correction to "Krro len ayhem anafì'u"

Ma omängum fra'uti, is that "ayhem" correct? 
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Re: Just another few words...
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2010, 07:42:08 pm »
It is yes, why wouldn't it be?
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Re: Just another few words...
« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2010, 12:23:57 am »
It is confirmed, the stress is exactly what you would expect based on the roots.
LÌ'fyavi
nafì'U
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Re: Just another few words...
« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2010, 08:34:03 am »
So we can tag -vi on nouns to get "bit of a <noun>"? Is it a new adoption?

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Re: Just another few words...
« Reply #17 on: June 17, 2010, 08:39:06 am »
It is yes, why wouldn't it be?

i'm just not used to seeing the "long" plural when there's lenition, so i thought maybe that was still meant to be "tsayhem."  Tì'eyngìri ngaru irayo seiyi oe.
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Re: Just another few words...
« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2010, 08:43:54 am »
So we can tag -vi on nouns to get "bit of a <noun>"? Is it a new adoption?

Karyu Pawl poltxe:

Quote from: K. Pawl
-vi is a formative along the lines of what Kirk and Britton have suggested. It’s related to “child” (cf. ’eveng, ’evi; also cf. Malay/Indonesian “anak”) and is used loosely for the spawn of s.t. bigger. So sparks are the children of the fire. (Cf. also Na’vi!)
Nìrangal frapo tsirvun pivlltxe nìNa'vi :D

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Re: Just another few words...
« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2010, 04:48:11 pm »
^Thank you.

 

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