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Tengkrr perähem zìsìt amip . . . As the New Year arrives . . .

Kaltxì nìmun, ma frapo.

Before the year ends (at least here in Los Angeles!), I want to wish you all a very Happy New Year, and also express some personal thoughts and feelings that have been on my mind and in my heart the last few months. And we’ll have a bit of new vocabulary along the way as well.

räptum (adj., räp.TUM) ‘coarse, vulgar, socially unacceptable’

This word refers to behavior, whether in action or in word, that offends the Na’vi sense of politeness, propriety, and social ceremony. Not using honorific language in a ceremony where such language is called for would be considered räptum, as would not deferring to rank and authority, taking too much food during a social meal, using vulgar language, etc.
Note this idiom, an admonition to children: Rä’ä räptum! ‘Don’t be impolite!’

   (Child to aged adult:) Ngal new peut?
   ‘What do you want?’
   (Child’s parent responds:) Rä’ä räptum, ma ’eveng! Tsaylì’u ke lu muiä!
   ‘Don’t be impolite, child! Those words are improper!’

txanlokxe (n., txan.lo.KXE) ‘clan or tribal domain; country’

This word is derived from txan (great) + olo’ (tribe, clan) + atxkxe (land). It refers to the entire territory of Pandora that is under the control of or dominated by a particular clan. On earth, txanlokxe may be used for ‘country.’

tsamsä’o (n., TSAM.sä.’o) ‘weapon of war’

tìtxurnga’ (adj., tì.TXUR.nga’) ‘powerful’ (not for people)

Both txantur and tìtxurnga’ mean ‘powerful.’ The difference is that the first word is only for people, while the second is for things. (Compare tstew and tìtstewnga’.) So a powerful woman is tuté atxantur, while a powerful idea is säfpìl atìtxurnga’.

leym (vin.) ‘call out, cry out, exclaim’

As a verb of speaking, leym generally requires the same kind of syntax as plltxe—that is, san . . . sìk constructions.

nìzen (adv., nì.ZEN) ‘necessarily’

kenzen (adv., ken.ZEN) ‘not necessarily’

 
Ma oeyä eylan ayawne,

Tengkrr zìsìt leratem, sìlpey oe tsnì zìsìtìl amip awngaru nìwotx zamiyevunge txana fpomit sì fpomtokxit, ulte tsnì mipa fìzìsìt sìltsan lìyevu to pum a ’ìlmi’a. Slä oe zenänge pivlltxe san zusawkrrìri txopu si oe nìtxan. Oeri lu ayskxe mì te’lan.

Tìfkeytok a mì tanlokxe oeyä alu Amerika längu txewm sì lehrrap. Fkol ftxolängey na eyktan tutanti a tìeyktanìri ke lu pxan kaw’it. Kifkeyri fìtutanìl ayaymak ke tslam stum ke’ut, ulte ke new nivume nì’ul. Po yawne lu snor nì’aw; fpom txanlokxeyä ke tsranten. Plltxe po nìtengfya na ’eveng a’ewan, ke na fyeyntu. Pori lu snolup räptum, ulte mawl aylì’uä ke lu ngay. Ran peyä lu kawng. Frapor a ke sunu por zoplo si. Fratsengmì a tsane po kä, ’ul tìve’kì.

Tìeyktanìri aysäfpìl peyä lu reng, aysìhawl lu fe’ran. Ulte ftxoley pol ayeyktanayti a lu stum nìftxan kawng na po. Nìngay lu po skxawng.

Slä tsranten frato, tsatutan layängu ye’rìn eyktan a txantur frato ’Rrtamì, ulte pori aysamsä’o atìtxurnga’ frato mì hifkey layu mì syokx. Kempe po sayi? Ke omum, slä lu oer sngumtsim a pol Amerikat skiyeva’a, ulte kxawm kifkeyti nìwotx nìteng.

Zun Eywa’evengit oel tivok, zel leym san Srung si ayoeru, ma Eywa sìk! Slä ’Rrta ke lu Eyweveng. Ha kempe tsun sivi set? Nìrangal lirvu oer tì’eyng. Zerok awngal nìwotx krrit a poltxe Tseyk san Eo ayoeng lu txana tìkawng sìk. Tì’efumì oeyä, fìtìfkeytok a eo ayoeng set lu steng. Na’vi kempe soli? Wolem. Zene awnga wivem nìteng—zene fya’ot rivun. Ulte wä sìkawng a fìtìwusemìri, zene awnga nìwotx fìtsap släpivan.

(TSERI RUTXE: Faysäfpìl faysì’efusì lu pum oeyä nì’aw, kenzen pum suteyä a zamolunge awngar relit arusikx alu Uniltìrantokx.)
With hopes for, somehow, a better 2017 . . .

Mipa Zìsìt Lefpom, ma frapo.

Hayalovay.

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Re: Tengkrr perähem zìsìt amip . . . As the New Year arrives . . .
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2017, 08:29:09 am »
Txantsan :D Mipa aylì'u :D

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Re: Tengkrr perähem zìsìt amip . . . As the New Year arrives . . .
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2017, 03:53:46 am »
Note the change in the text as of Jan 5th:

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Ulte ftxoley pol ayeyktanayti a lu stum nìftxan kawng na po.

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Re: Tengkrr perähem zìsìt amip . . . As the New Year arrives . . .
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2017, 04:46:36 am »
Oy, html file changed. :) Irayo!

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