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Offline Vawmataw

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On "siva ko" and "sivako"
« on: August 04, 2019, 09:52:06 am »
Everybody knows the expression "Siva ko!", which means "Let's rise to the challenge!".

Considering that people outside the Na'vi community tend to write the expression in a single word, sivako, I asked Karyu Pawl if this was acceptable.
http://naviteri.org/2016/06/mrrvola-lifyavi-amip-forty-new-expressions/comment-page-1/#comment-30174

Quote from:  Le me
Kaltxì ma Karyu Pawl!
Srake ngal fpìl futa lì’ukìng alu siva ko tsun slivu ne lì’u alu sivako?

Irayo nìli!
Hello Karyu Pawl!

Do you think that the sentence "siva ko" can be turned into the word "sivako"?

Thanks in advance!


He replied:
Quote from: Le Karyu
Irayo, ma Vawmataw.

Lam fwa pxaya ’eylan a tok Mo’arat nulnew sivar tsalì’ukìngit alu Siva ko! na lì’u a’aw. Tì’efumì oeyä, tsalì’u alu sivako tsun tivam.
Thank you, Vawmataw!

It seems like many friends of Mo'ara prefer too use the sentence "Siva ko!" as one word. In my opinion, that word "sivako" is OK.


Txawey's hypothesis on the matter is interesting:
Quote from:  Le Txawey
Pretty much everything from the Valley of Mo'ara takes place at least 100 years in the future from the film, if not more.  My theory is that by that time, since siva ko was uttered so many times, it effectively became one word in practice.
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Re: On "siva ko" and "sivako"
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2019, 09:59:52 am »
That is really interesting! Sivako!, I never had this idea...

Quote from:  Le Txawey
Pretty much everything from the Valley of Mo'ara takes place at least 100 years in the future from the film, if not more.  My theory is that by that time, since siva ko was uttered so many times, it effectively became one word in practice.
Yeah, it souds as a good idea, I would say :)

 

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