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Offline Orino

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Help with translation
« on: January 19, 2010, 06:20:32 pm »
Hello gyus

I just need some help with translation. Could you translate into the Na'vi the phrase    Spirit of Life    ?    I know the words Spirt and Life but I want it gramatically correct you know...

Irayo

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Re: Help with translation
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2010, 06:29:36 pm »
The "of" in English is a genitive (possessive), so we want something in Na'vi that looks like "life's spirit."  This would give us:

tìrey-ä   tirea
life-GEN spirit

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Re: Help with translation
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2010, 06:32:11 pm »
Ok so the whole thing would be tìreyä tirea  or tìrey-ä tirea? does that - have to be there or it's like ' in English?

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Re: Help with translation
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2010, 06:44:17 pm »
Well, the English apostrophe is usually considered to be required, but no, the - does not need to be there; it just helps make the example clearer so you can see the different parts of the phrase.

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Re: Help with translation
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2010, 07:03:38 pm »
ok thanks

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Re: Help with translation
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2010, 08:26:15 pm »
Hello gyus

I just need some help with translation. Could you translate into the Na'vi the phrase    Spirit of Life    ?    I know the words Spirt and Life but I want it gramatically correct you know...

Irayo

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Re: Help with translation
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2010, 08:29:07 pm »
tìrey-ä   tirea
life-GEN spirit
Now that's a cool phrase...
Peu sa'nokyä ayoengyä?  Pefya ayoeng poeru kìte'e sayi?
Pefya ayoengìl poeti hayawnu, na poel ayoengit hawnu?

What of our mother?  How shall we serve her?  How shall we protect her as she protects us?

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Re: Help with translation
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2010, 08:30:13 pm »
tìrey-ä   tirea
life-GEN spirit
Now that's a cool phrase...
Yeah, the Na'vi sounds cool... One (me) presumes that these words are related etymologically somehow...

 

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