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A Guide to Conversational Na'vi
« on: May 10, 2018, 02:35:01 pm »
Kaltxì ma frapo! Oeyä puk alu A Guide to Conversational Na'vi leiu hasey! Sìlpey oe, fìpuk sunu ayngar!

Txo tsive'a ayngal ayut a keyawr lu, fpe' upxaret oer, rutxe.

Hayalovay!

A Guide to Conversational Na'vi

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Re: A Guide to Conversational Na'vi
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2018, 03:48:17 pm »
Lu txantsan :)

Good and useful work, thanks for making!

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Re: A Guide to Conversational Na'vi
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2018, 04:39:31 pm »
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ketsran, adj., conj., intj. no matter, no matter what, whatever, used colloquially as a question response meaning “whatever.” Slang for ke tsranten.
Red part is not correct - ketsran is not slang version of ke tsranten. First reason is that these two are different word classes - first is adjective (or conjunction), second is (negative) verb. Second is Paul didn't say anything about slang in linked post. He says:
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The negative phrase ke tsranten yields the important word ketsran—not a verb but an adjective and conjunction....
So in fact, ketsran is derived word from ke tsranten and allows to shorten statements:

Ketsran tute nivew hivum, poru plltxe san rutxe ’ivì’awn.
Teynga pesu nivew hivum ke tsranten, poru plltxe san rutxe ’ivì’awn.

Both sentences have the same meaning (No matter who wants (or: may want) to leave, tell them to please stay), and differ only in length.
Oe lu skxawng skxakep. Slä oe nerume mi.
"Oe tasyätxaw ulte koren za'u oehu" (Limonádový Joe)


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Re: A Guide to Conversational Na'vi
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2018, 12:01:24 pm »
Very useful. Irayo ma Mako for this work! I already left a few comments that you already incorporated.

This promises to become a very good source for colloquial/informal speech :)

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Re: A Guide to Conversational Na'vi
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2018, 04:36:04 pm »
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ketsran, adj., conj., intj. no matter, no matter what, whatever, used colloquially as a question response meaning “whatever.” Slang for ke tsranten.
Red part is not correct - ketsran is not slang version of ke tsranten. First reason is that these two are different word classes - first is adjective (or conjunction), second is (negative) verb. Second is Paul didn't say anything about slang in linked post. He says:
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The negative phrase ke tsranten yields the important word ketsran—not a verb but an adjective and conjunction....
So in fact, ketsran is derived word from ke tsranten and allows to shorten statements:

Ketsran tute nivew hivum, poru plltxe san rutxe ’ivì’awn.
Teynga pesu nivew hivum ke tsranten, poru plltxe san rutxe ’ivì’awn.

Both sentences have the same meaning (No matter who wants (or: may want) to leave, tell them to please stay), and differ only in length.

“Note also that in colloquial speech, ketsran by itself can be a response to a question.”

Kolan fì’ut. Zeykìsyo.

Very useful. Irayo ma Mako for this work! I already left a few comments that you already incorporated.

This promises to become a very good source for colloquial/informal speech :)


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Re: A Guide to Conversational Na'vi
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2018, 09:33:11 pm »
Fìpuk leiu hasey! Pumur alahe set pamrel seri oe :) Sìlpey oe fìpuk sunu ayngaru!

 

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