About that trailer . . .

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About that trailer . . .
Posted on May 10, 2022 by Pawl

Kaltxì, ma frapo!

Kezemplltxe, the excitement has begun to build, big time! I'm sure everyone reading this has now seen the teaser trailer for Uniltìrantokx: Fya'o Payä more than once.

As we've seen, there's little dialog in the trailer. Only Jake speaks, and he says the following:

"I know one thing: Wherever we go, this family is our fortress."

I suspect that members of the lì'fyaolo' are all asking themselves the same question: What was the original Na'vi of this statement? 🙂

I was about to post my own answer to the question. But then I thought it would be interesting and fun to see what YOU all thought about it!

What do you think would be the most natural and idiomatic way to express in Na'vi what Jake has said? Feel free to post your answers in the comments, along with any explanation you'd like to share about how and why you came up with your version. In a subsequent blog post, we'll discuss the results.

Note that you'll need to use a new vocabulary item, since we haven't yet seen the word for 'fortress.' This could be an entirely new root, or it could be derived from existing terms in the dictionary. (I have a simple word in mind, but I'd be interested to see what you think.)

Ayngeyä aysìralpengit ngop nì'o'!

Hayalovay . . .

ta Pawl