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Negative Questions in Na'vi
« on: March 01, 2018, 08:31:43 am »
From this Feb 28, 2018 blog post.

Kxì (see below) nìmun, ma eylan. I’ve been gone from the blog a long time, and many questions you’ve asked me still remain unanswered—oeru txoa livu mìftxele. But rest assured I haven’t been wasting my time. Kifkeymì Uniltìrantokxä tìkangkem oe kawl slä nì’o’ nì’aw.
'Awa lì'fya ke tam kawkrr.
A Na'vi Reference Grammar

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Re: Negative Questions in Na'vi
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2018, 12:10:16 pm »
Txantsan! Mipa postì ta karyu Pawl :D :D

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kxì (intj.) ‘hi, hiya”
Sunu oeru :) :)

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Re: Negative Questions in Na'vi
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2018, 03:30:40 am »
Don’t miss the news in the comments. New conversation starters:

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Ma TunaYayo, let me see what I can offer in the way of vaccination against this plague.  ;) The following are all very colloquial and informal:

1. Pefmawn? ‘What’s the report?’ ‘What’s the news?’ ‘What’s new?’
2. Tìfkeytok fyape (OR: pefya)? ‘What’s the existing situation?’ ‘How are things?’
3. Ngafkeyk fyape (OR: pefya)? ‘What’s your status?’ ‘How ya doin’?’

So that’s four alternatives to the dreaded Ngaru lu fpom srak.

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Re: Negative Questions in Na'vi
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2018, 04:12:40 pm »
I need to integrate these into conversations. Not a lot of words here, but some really useful stuff nonetheless!

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