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Ayngaru tsìnga yora’tut! May I present the four winners!
« on: January 01, 2015, 02:31:57 pm »
Ayngaru tsìnga yora’tut! May I present the four winners!

Ma eylan,

To close out the year I have a real treat:

It is my pleasure to announce the winners of the 2014 Na’vi Writing Contest and present their work to you.

This year’s theme was:

Mrra zìsìt hu Uniltìrantokx sì LearnNa’vi.org teya ta vur lu. Pivlltxe pum ngeyä!

Five years with Avatar and LN are full of stories. Tell yours!

The participants were asked to write about these themes:


  • Why do you love the Na’vi language?
  • What do you like about the Na’vi’s culture, life, and environment?
  • What was/is your best experience with this community or regarding learning Na’vi?

As in past years, the categories were Poetry and Prose, with a winner and runner-up in each one. I’ve been informed that this year,
the four judges—Kemaweyan, Plumps, Prrton, and Tìtstewan—working independently, found the decisions difficult but eventually
reached exactly the same conclusions. Without further ado, the winners are:

POETRY:


           First place:                 Vawmataw
Second place:             Alyara Arati

PROSE:

           First place:                 Wllìm
Second place:             Blue Elf

Seykxel sì nitram, ma smuk! Fyolupa aysängop ayngeyä oeru teya si nìngay.

Congratulations to the winners for your beautiful and moving work; thank you to everyone who submitted entries;
irayo to the judges who adjudicated fairly and conscientiously.

And a heartfelt irayo to all of you, my friends, in the Lì’fyaolo’. It continues to be a huge source of pride for me to
see the language I created embraced with such dedication and love by a worldwide community of Na’vi-ists at all levels of mastery.
As the language continues to develop, I know that my connection to all of you will remain one of the great joys of my life.

Oh, and . . .

MIPA ZÌSÌT LEFPOM! 2015 promises to be an exciting year for the Avatar community as the three sequels begin filming.
Furia tìkangkem oeyä ye’rìn nìmun sngìyä’i, ’efu oe nitram nìtxan!

All the best, my friends, for a wonderful new year. Mì zìsìt amip lìyevu ayngaru nìwotx txana fpomtokx, fpomron, tìyawn, sì tì’o’.

Hayalovay.

And now, the winning entries:

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Yeah, there is probably a new word: sängop :D
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Re: Ayngaru tsìnga yora’tu! May I present the four winners!
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2015, 06:01:16 am »
Yeah, there is probably a new word: sängop :D

Oooooh... sä-ngop... I was wondering what that meant; I was thinking about s<äng>op or something like that and couldn't find it in the dictionary :)
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Seykxel sì nitram! Ngal rolun fì'upxaret aketsuktse'a! :D

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Re: Ayngaru tsìnga yora’tu! May I present the four winners!
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2015, 11:16:30 am »
Infixes make for quite a few interesting homophones … only context makes it clear. Also, because of the adjective and ay- prefix, it must be a noun, right? ;)

Another thing I noticed about the headline… “I present to you the four winners” … that should be yora’tut(i), right? Because it’s the short form of muwivìntxu oel ayngaru tsìnga yora’tut.

Edit, also I notice only now that the line “tell yours” for the theme of this year’s competition should probably be pivlltxe pumit ngeyä. Ah well, we’re all not perfect ;D

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Re: Ayngaru tsìnga yora’tu! May I present the four winners!
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2015, 01:42:50 pm »
Infixes make for quite a few interesting homophones … only context makes it clear. Also, because of the adjective and ay- prefix, it must be a noun, right? ;)

Another thing I noticed about the headline… “I present to you the four winners” … that should be yora’tut(i), right? Because it’s the short form of muwivìntxu oel ayngaru tsìnga yora’tut.
Based on this post it seems to be idiom, there's no "long" version. And really, patientive suffix is necessary (as seen in mentioned post):
Ngaru oeyä lertut.
Ma frapo, ayngaru oeyä tsmukit alu Newey.
Ayngengaru oheyä tsmukit alu Newey te Tskaha Sorewn’ite.


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Edit, also I notice only now that the line “tell yours” for the theme of this year’s competition should probably be pivlltxe pumit ngeyä. Ah well, we’re all not perfect ;D
I'd say "Piveng pumit ngeyä" is even better, but it is too late. Well, good ideas are coming late. :-X
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Re: Ayngaru tsìnga yora’tu! May I present the four winners!
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2015, 01:48:10 pm »
Edit, also I notice only now that the line “tell yours” for the theme of this year’s competition should probably be pivlltxe pumit ngeyä. Ah well, we’re all not perfect ;D
I'd say "Piveng pumit ngeyä" is even better, but it is too late. Well, good ideas are coming late. :-X
Well, that was my fail... :-[

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Re: Ayngaru tsìnga yora’tu! May I present the four winners!
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2015, 06:24:04 pm »
Infixes make for quite a few interesting homophones … only context makes it clear. Also, because of the adjective and ay- prefix, it must be a noun, right? ;)

Another thing I noticed about the headline… “I present to you the four winners” … that should be yora’tut(i), right? Because it’s the short form of muwivìntxu oel ayngaru tsìnga yora’tut.
Based on this post it seems to be idiom, there's no "long" version. And really, patientive suffix is necessary (as seen in mentioned post):
Ngaru oeyä lertut.
Ma frapo, ayngaru oeyä tsmukit alu Newey.
Ayngengaru oheyä tsmukit alu Newey te Tskaha Sorewn’ite.

True, but there is also this in the same post you gave:
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Next are two useful transitive verbs, mok ‘suggest’ and muwìntxu [muw•ìntx•u] ‘introduce’ or ‘present.’ This latter word can be used not only for introducing a person but also for presenting an idea, report, analysis, etc. Here it has the reflexive infix for ‘introduce oneself.’ Remember, though, that the most usual way to introduce another person omits the verb entirely. See 2 and 3 above.

That suggests to me that at least the core verb behind an introduction is muwìntxu, whether you use it usually or not ;) You could imagine that it has dropped over time and is now understood from context.

Edit:
Paul just corrected to yora’tut and confirmed sängop as “creation” (conrete event)
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