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Christmas Na'vi music
« on: December 09, 2012, 06:11:29 pm »
I translated a part of a Christmas song into Na'vi:

Eywa zera'u Kelutralne  ;D
(Sena Klaz zera'u Kelutralne)

Nga sìltsan nì'ul nari si.
Nga sìltsan nì'ul ke tsngawvìk.
Sìlstan nì'ul hangham,
Oe perlltxe ngaru lun.
Eywa zera'u Kelutralne.

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Re: Christmas Na'vi music
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2012, 02:01:09 am »
Very nice, is there any link to original? Some small corrections are needed, but still good work :)

Nga nìltsan nì'ul nari si -> Be more careful (sìltsan is adjective, but we need adverb here)
Nga sìltsan nì'ul rä'ä tsngawvìk. -> Do not weep more (here I'm not sure if I caught meaning well, so original would be useful)
Nìltsan nì'ul hangham -> Laugh more (same as first line)
Oel perlltxe pereng ngaru lunit.
Eywa zera'u Kelutralne.
Oe lu skxawng skxakep. Slä oe nerume mi.
"Oe tasyätxaw ulte koren za'u oehu" (Limonádový Joe)


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Re: Christmas Na'vi music
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2012, 04:22:18 pm »
I would use sweylu txo and not "nìltsan nì'ul" ("you Better / better not... " is surely an idiom)

Also, I would definitely not misuse the name of Eywa. Instead, loan the proper name Sänta Kìloz(ì) or something.

Yay for more Na'vified Christmas songs! :D
« Last Edit: December 10, 2012, 04:27:34 pm by Tirea Aean »

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Re: Christmas Na'vi music
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2012, 06:29:42 pm »
I would use sweylu txo and not "nìltsan nì'ul" ("you Better / better not... " is surely an idiom)

Also, I would definitely not misuse the name of Eywa. Instead, loan the proper name Sänta Kìloz or something.

Yay for more Na'vified Christmas songs! :D
:)

From French song:
Oe stamawm oeyä sa'nuti kaynam, perom Sänta Kìloz.  ;D
(I heard my mom yesterday night, kissing Santa Claus.)

Very nice, is there any link to original? Some small corrections are needed, but still good work :)
Original song: Santa Claus is coming to town

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Re: Christmas Na'vi music
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2012, 03:45:33 am »
I would use sweylu txo and not "nìltsan nì'ul" ("you Better / better not... " is surely an idiom)

Also, I would definitely not misuse the name of Eywa. Instead, loan the proper name Sänta Kìloz(ì) or something.

Yay for more Na'vified Christmas songs! :D
Based on original text, "sweylu txo" is really better:
You better watch out -> Sweylu txo nga nari sivi
You better not cry   -> Sweylu txo nga rä'ä tsngivawvìk. Here is question, if it is command or not, so if to use rä'ä or ke ???
Oe lu skxawng skxakep. Slä oe nerume mi.
"Oe tasyätxaw ulte koren za'u oehu" (Limonádový Joe)


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Re: Christmas Na'vi music
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2012, 11:42:10 am »
well... "you should [not]..." or "it's best..." are never really commands anyway. Always a suggestion or a statement of what is best.

if you want command, use command form without  sweylu. original song imo is not commands but suggestions based on what action is better or best.
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Re: Christmas Na'vi music
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2015, 12:58:00 pm »
I didn't remember I was the official translator of that song. :o

I will finish the job. ;)

Santa zera'u kelutralne
Complete and (almost) correct version

Sweylu txo nari sivi,
Ke tsngivawvìk,
Ulte 'ivefu nitram.
Pereng ngar lunit:
Santa zera'u Kelutralne.

Pamrel si sästarsìmur
Ulte steftxaw melo.
Rayun teyngta pesu
Lamu sìltsan fu ke.
Santa zera'u Kelutralne.

Pol tse'a ngat a herahaw,
Omum futa nga lu txen
teyngta ftxey nga lolu kawnglan fuke.
Ha livu sìltsan fpi tìltsan.

Sweylu txo nari sivi,
Ke tsngivawvìk,
Ulte 'ivefu nitram.
Pereng ngar lunit:
Santa zera'u Kelutralne.

Pol tse'a ngat a herahaw,
Omum futa nga lu txen
Sì teyngta ftxey nga lolu kawnglan fuke.
Ha livu sìltsan fraporu.

Sweylu txo nari sivi,
Ke tsngivawvìk,
Ulte 'ivefu nitram.
Pereng ngar lunit:
Santa zera'u Kelutralne.
« Last Edit: December 15, 2015, 01:09:03 pm by Vawmataw »

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Re: Christmas Na'vi music
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2015, 01:38:27 pm »
Txantsan sì kosman nìngay ma Vawmataw :D

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Re: Christmas Na'vi music
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2015, 01:41:51 pm »
I cannot--absolutely cannot--imagine the Na'vi people observing Christmas.
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Re: Christmas Na'vi music
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2015, 01:44:45 pm »
I cannot--absolutely cannot--imagine the Na'vi people observing Christmas.
True, but song is nice  :)

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Re: Christmas Na'vi music
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2015, 01:49:01 pm »
I cannot--absolutely cannot--imagine the Na'vi people observing Christmas.
With what happened in Avatar, I think you're right. Well, if humans still observe Christmas in 2154...

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Re: Christmas Na'vi music
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2015, 03:03:56 pm »
2000 miles
The Pretenders

Poan holum ne tseng a lìm
Lìm nìtxan
Herwì zerup
Ulte slu wew fratrr
Nga lu lom

Ayeveng rayol
Poan tayätxaw fte ftxozä sivi

Mì fnu a fayton awew
Krro krro nga srer mì unil
Wrrpamì äo taw a'om
Tsyeym a herwìmì nrr
Ayoeri te'lan rarmol
'Amefu krrit ftxozäyä

Lu ngäzìk fwa tìran
Ka herwì ne tseng alìm
Fperìl teri nga
Ketsran tsengne nga kä

Poan holum ne tseng a lìm
Lìm nìtxan
Herwì zerup
Ulte slu wew fratrr
Nga lu lom

Aysute rerol
Zene livu krr ftxozäyä
Aysute rerol
Zene livu krr ftxozäyä

 

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