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new vocab: face, head, neck & tanhì! :)
« on: March 25, 2010, 11:14:11 am »
Kaltxì, ma frapo!

Great news! Here's some new vocab nìyey pa’liyä kxata (stress):

Na’vi           English
flewthroat
kxamouth
nikrehair
pewnneck
re’ohead
sre’tooth
tanbioluminescent freckle (also star)
tsuksìmchin
keyface


Awesome stuff! Yay! :D
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Re: new vocab: face, head, neck & tanhì! :)
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2010, 11:52:53 am »
I wonder what nikre really means, since the Na'vi and other Pandoran mammals don't have hair? How do we distinguish 'a hair' from 'hair'? Or is the latter aynikre?
« Last Edit: March 25, 2010, 12:06:28 pm by roger »

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Re: new vocab: face, head, neck & tanhì! :)
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2010, 12:02:51 pm »
These are great! Thanks.

Was it Prrton who first suggested tanhì for freckle? Whoever did, pretty awesome.

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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2010, 12:06:56 pm »
No, that was Mirri tsrräfkxätu.
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Re: new vocab: face, head, neck & tanhì! :)
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2010, 01:03:41 pm »
Added sample pronunciations to my list :D  (Not 100% happy with all of these pronunciations though)

Na’vi           English
flewthroat
kxamouth
nikrehair
pewnneck
re’ohead
sre’tooth
tanbioluminescent freckle (also star)
tsuksìmchin
keyface
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Re: new vocab: face, head, neck & tanhì! :)
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2010, 01:07:20 pm »
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Was it Prrton who first suggested tanhì for freckle? Whoever did, pretty awesome.

No, that was Mirri.
No, it was me! :D And now it's official! Unbelievable!

I wonder what nikre really means, since the Na'vi and other Pandoran mammals don't have hair?
That's a good question. Pawl didn't say specifically, but seeing how all these body parts are connected to the head, I'd say that it's for the hair (or whatever it is) that grows on the Na’vi's scalp.
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« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2010, 01:22:20 pm »
Oops! I think I have a freckled brain.

Paul did not release nikre as a 'head' word, so that's only an assumption on our part. All he had was "hair N".

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Re: new vocab: face, head, neck & tanhì! :)
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2010, 01:23:15 pm »
First of all: Great!!!

Also, I think it was Na'rìghawnu who talked about "neck" in the LEP ... reminding us that it means the whole part of your body between head and 'shoulders' as well as the extention from your back upwards, while German (and I guess other languages as well...) distinguish between  rear part of the neck (dt. "Nacken") and the 'whole thing' (dt. "Hals")
Too bad there isn't a finer distinction... or maybe it is still to come :)

EDIT: just recognised ... Tirea Aean pointed out ngäng = stomach from the NYT article That should be added
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« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2010, 01:30:23 pm »
May I ask for a source from where you got these? Just curious ;)
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« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2010, 01:45:30 pm »
May I ask for a source from where you got these? Just curious ;)

Frommer. :)

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« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2010, 01:49:00 pm »
Oh cool! We can send him e-mails? So awesome XD!
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« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2010, 02:18:48 pm »
Heh heh...flew. (There it is.)

Apparently, though, Frommer is saving hand for a really good time (considering that we have a word for "arm," "elbow," and "finger" already down). Eywa love 'im, though.
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« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2010, 02:36:22 pm »
Also, I think it was Na'rìghawnu who talked about "neck" in the LEP ... reminding us that it means the whole part of your body between head and 'shoulders' as well as the extention from your back upwards, while German (and I guess other languages as well...) distinguish between  rear part of the neck (dt. "Nacken") and the 'whole thing' (dt. "Hals")

English too differentiates between nape (back of the neck), throat (front part), and neck (the whole thing.) We just don't have a word for nape yet.
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Re: new vocab: face, head, neck & tanhì! :)
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2010, 03:27:24 pm »
I stand corrected ;)
Thanks for telling me - good to know that there is still something to learn in English for me :D
So that would speak for a more general term (neck) with differenciations for nape and throat ...

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« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2010, 06:32:35 pm »
I think "throat" refers to the INSIDE

as in "back of the throat"
as in the top of one's esophagus

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Re: new vocab: face, head, neck & tanhì! :)
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2010, 07:14:32 pm »
it's both

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« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2010, 07:21:18 pm »
I think "throat" refers to the INSIDE

as in "back of the throat"
as in the top of one's esophagus

So... when I cut yer throat, I need to reach in first? Yarrr! ;D
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Re: new vocab: face, head, neck & tanhì! :)
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2010, 08:06:01 pm »
Not necessarily, consider the sentence "I grabbed him by the throat."  You're obviously not going inside there.
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« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2010, 08:19:02 pm »
(i think she was kidding)

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« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2010, 08:51:51 pm »
She was indeed! She can't help it. She now apologizes. :D
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