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Offline Skxawng

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Should have posted this a while ago
« on: March 09, 2010, 09:06:11 am »
Apologies. Things have been rather crazy with me and posting this keeps slipping my mind:

Quote from: Karyu Pawl
As you know (I hope), I had nothing to do with the "Activist Survival Guide," which was written and published without my knowledge. Many of the so-called Na'vi terms in the body of the book are incorrect/misued. The Na'vi-English Dictionary, however, is actually my work, but it's an early, out-of-date version of the glossary that I never thought was going to be published. Since then I've made some changes, and one word that's been changed is kxener.

At one point the movie people needed some words for Pandoran foods for a certain scene (which didn't make it to the final cut), so I came up with a few terms. It wasn't important to figure out exactly what kinds of foods they were, so I simply glossed the terms as "kind of fruit or vegetable." I think there were about a half-dozen of those. Later, when the scene wasn't used, it seemed a pity to have these perfectly good words with such vague and not-very-useful meanings, so I reassigned all of them. Of the words in the ASG, "kì'ong" (stress on 2nd) now means "slow," and "kxener" (stress on 1st) means . . . smoke.

Kì'ong = Slow
Kxener = Smoke


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Re: Should have posted this a while ago
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2010, 09:40:44 am »
aah! Great news! Now i can actually use these words in real life! Thanks for posting:)

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Re: Should have posted this a while ago
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2010, 09:48:34 am »
Nang! Set oe ìyomum. Irayo ;)
Nìrangal frapo tsirvun pivlltxe nìNa'vi :D

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Re: Should have posted this a while ago
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2010, 11:08:08 am »
Prrkxentrrkrr: Day time smoke pleasure 8)
« Last Edit: March 09, 2010, 12:27:13 pm by HTML_Earth »

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Re: Should have posted this a while ago
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2010, 11:58:35 am »
Prrkxentrrkrr: Day time smoke pleasure  :o

Mid-day/afternoon smoke break, what?

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Re: Should have posted this a while ago
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2010, 12:26:21 pm »
Prrkxentrrkrr: Day time smoke pleasure  :o

Mid-day/afternoon smoke break, what?

I think I picked the wrong smiley...

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Re: Should have posted this a while ago
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2010, 11:43:35 pm »
Txantsan! Now I can quit saying ke nìwin!

But now I've lost my placeholder words for fruit.
Eywa hangham fa aysyulang.

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Re: Should have posted this a while ago
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2010, 04:15:43 am »
Thanks for sharing. :)

Does that make nìk'ong = slowly (without the ì) attested as well?

I'm assuming since kxener didn't appear in the verb list but just for clarification, it's the noun "the smoke", kefyak?
« Last Edit: March 11, 2010, 05:01:40 am by Plumps83 »

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Re: Should have posted this a while ago
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2010, 10:58:38 am »
Technically:

kxener
'ong

:)

 

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