Krr a’o’! An exciting time!

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Toliman

Krr a'o'!  An exciting time!
http://naviteri.org/2022/11/krr-ao-an-exciting-time/
Posted on November 8, 2022 by Pawl

Kaltxì, ma eylan ayawne!

Fìkrr 'o' lu nìtxan nang! What an exciting time this is! Uniltìrantokx: Fya'o Payä is just around the corner, and the official trailer has everyone electrified. Also, in just a few days, members of our community, include yours truly, will be arriving in Cambridge, Massachusetts to participate in the research study on constructed languages being conducted at MIT, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (Nìfkeytongay, I'm writing the draft of this post on the plane to Boston! 🙂 )

Speaking of which . . .


And now for a few new words and expressions:

sätsawn (n., sä.TSAWN) 'harvest (particular instance)'

   Fìzìsìtä sätsawn txantsan leiu.
   'I'm pleased to say that this year's harvest was excellent.'

(By the way, if you're wondering: Yes, there is agriculture on Pandora! 😉 )

'eylyong (n., 'EYL.yong) 'pet'

You can probably guess the derivation: 'eylan 'friend' + ioang 'animal.'

   Tìkan fìpayoangä ke lu fwa tsun fko pot yivom; lu oeyä 'eylyong.
   'This fish is not meant to be eaten; it's my pet.'

(Since it's a pet, it would be more natural here to say pot rather than tsat. A pet is usually more like a person than a thing.)

tsefta (n., TSE.fta) 'vengeance, revenge'

   Omum oel futa ngal pot ve'kì, slä tsefta ke lu tì'eyng amuia.
   'I know you hate him, but vengeance is not a proper response.

tsefta si (vin., TSE.fta si) 'take revenge'

   Tutanur a eyktanayti spolang oeyä sempul tsefta sayi.
   'My father will take revenge on the man who killed the deputy.'

tseftanga' (adj., TSE.fta.nga') 'vengeful'

This word can be used for both people and things: tute atseftanga' 'vengeful person,' aylì'u atseftanga' 'vengeful words.'

layro (adj., LAY.ro) 'free (from oppression)'

tìlayro (n., tì.LAY.ro) 'freedom'

These words refer to not being under anyone's control, able to act as you like without oppression.

   Aysutel nìwotx new tìlayrot.
   'All people want freedom.'

And finally, two adverbs that express different kinds of surprise:

ti'a (adv., TI.'a) 'surprisingly (for unexpectedly positive outcomes)'

um'a (adv., UM.'a) 'surprisingly (for unexpectedly negative outcomes)'

These words are more specific than nìloho 'surprisingly,' which is neutral as to outcome.

   Ramu ke lu txur nìtxan, slä uvanit yolora', ti'a.
   'Ramu isn't very strong, but surprisingly, he won the game.'

   Pol tìkangkemit tsyolul nìso'ha, slä tsa'ur ke hasey soli, um'a.
   He began the work enthusiastically, but surprisingly, he didn't finish it.

That's it for now. Hayalovay!


wm.annis

Quote from: Toliman on November 11, 2022, 11:08:58 AM
   Aysutel nìwotx new tìlayrot.
   'All people want freedom.'

Now that is very interesting. Not a fra- in sight.

Toliman

Quote from: wm.annis on November 11, 2022, 11:33:44 AM
Quote from: Toliman on November 11, 2022, 11:08:58 AM
   Aysutel nìwotx new tìlayrot.
   'All people want freedom.'

Now that is very interesting. Not a fra- in sight.
Yeah, that is interesting, I wonder about it too.


Btw, I am glad that we finaly have words for revenge and freedom :D

Wllìm

Quote from: wm.annis on November 11, 2022, 11:33:44 AM
Quote from: Toliman on November 11, 2022, 11:08:58 AM
   Aysutel nìwotx new tìlayrot.
   'All people want freedom.'

Now that is very interesting. Not a fra- in sight.
We have several examples of nìwotx being used in this way. See for example the first two sentences given for nìwotx in the Annotated Dictionary.

Toliman


wm.annis

Quote from: Wllìm on November 12, 2022, 05:04:59 AM
We have several examples of nìwotx being used in this way. See for example the first two sentences given for nìwotx in the Annotated Dictionary.

It's in the Horen, too, but none of the examples so far have been quite so stark and simple, I think. Well, the dual example is fairly straightforward: mefo nìwotx yolom they both ate (Naviteri comment). Probably I can clarify that section a bit, which I think started hesitant and then kept adding examples. It's pretty clear now.

Plumps

Just a quick update: the examples with muiä and hasey ke soli have been corrected.

Toliman