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Re: LA Times - Na'vi Challenge
« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2010, 10:20:50 am »
Ke layu ngaru tskxetutet leatan!

I personally like this one.
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Re: LA Times - Na'vi Challenge
« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2010, 10:25:33 am »
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Re: LA Times - Na'vi Challenge
« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2010, 10:29:28 am »
I'm guessing you were referring to my post Kaltxì Palulukan!. Eywal t<ay>ìng<ei>ti ulte aynga (fall + future + pejorative) äo ayoeng. Didn't think about tense or aspect as I didn't have na'vi word. Isn't kllte na'vi for down?
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Re: LA Times - Na'vi Challenge
« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2010, 10:43:34 am »
Ke layu ngaru tskxetutet leatan!

I personally like this one.
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My fave one is this:

Terkup skxawng!
-- it's sweet, it's simple, and it says it all. :D Also, unlike mine, it actually has to do with the sentence in the challenge. ;)

omängum fra'uti and Numeyu also came up with some very creative ones...
edit: ...and Robert Nantangä Tirea too! :D
« Last Edit: February 18, 2010, 12:18:14 pm by tsrräfkxätu »
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Re: LA Times - Na'vi Challenge
« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2010, 10:51:06 am »
Kllte lìyu peseng nga hahaw!
(The ground will soon be where you sleep!)

Kllte ngeyä tseng lu, oel mìyunge taw!
(The ground your place be, I will soon take the sky!)
(The ground is yours, I will take the sky!)

Fìtrr oeyä `u lìyu!
(This day my thing will soon be!)
(This day will soon be mine!)

Ngeyä tireal ngati hayum!
(Your spirit will leave you!)

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Re: LA Times - Na'vi Challenge
« Reply #25 on: February 18, 2010, 11:15:45 am »
Or perhaps:

Kawkrr! Ngar layu fngaptute <shiny>

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Re: LA Times - Na'vi Challenge
« Reply #26 on: February 18, 2010, 11:51:45 am »
Kawkrr nìmun ngeyä ikran tswìyon.
Never again 2-GEN banshee fly-IMM-FUT.
Your banshee will fly no more.

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Re: LA Times - Na'vi Challenge
« Reply #27 on: February 18, 2010, 11:55:25 am »
nuuuuuuu, don't hurt the banshee!!!!
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Re: LA Times - Na'vi Challenge
« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2010, 12:15:28 pm »
^What he said, no hurting the banshee..... *evil stare*
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Re: LA Times - Na'vi Challenge
« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2010, 12:41:53 pm »
Maybe...
"Collect all your gunships and get (the hell) out of here you demons from sky!"
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Re: LA Times - Na'vi Challenge
« Reply #30 on: February 18, 2010, 12:52:24 pm »
While that "shiny rockperson" line is great :D keep in mind...

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Ideally the line should be something that fits in with Na'vi life and culture

So the impression I'm getting is that it shouldn't necessarily be directed AT the Oscars specifically, but more a cultural based expression that could be used in that situation.
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Re: LA Times - Na'vi Challenge
« Reply #31 on: February 18, 2010, 12:59:27 pm »
(Ngeyä) Tsaheylut Molun'i, Äie Säpi

    or (if addressing more than one person)

(ayNgeyä) Saheylut Molun'i, Äie Säpi

I would rather it say "Consider your queue, Cut" but we really don't have a word for "to consider" to "think of". Also, technically "queue" may not be « tsaheylu » so that word may change to something shorter.



The other option is a bit simpler...

Fkol Ngeyä Tsaheylut Mìyun'i!

    or (if addressing more than one person)

Fkol ayNgeyä Saheylut Mìyun'i!

I'm a bit afraid that in its fundamental concept this might be too violent/threatening for the somewhat playful nature of "You're going down." What do others think?

But, I like them both because they feature spellings that LOOK very Na'vi. ( « fk... » « ä » « ...n'i » ) I believe that the point is not only to come up with something clever in Na'vi, but to have it LOOK visually interesting to those who don't speak/read Na'vi so that they may then become interested in trying to learn the language.

If anyone knows about the "sameness" or "difference" between the Na'vi braided queue and it's relationship to « tsaheylu », rutxe, kar.



Another one:

Peng Fizayur san« Kaltxì »sìk.

It seemed to me in the film that even though the living Na'vi can hear the voices of the departed at the Tree of Voices and the like, they don't really have clear, fluent communication with them. One must pass to "be with Eywa" to be able to communicate "on the other side"?? So, the competitor will not survive the competition and will thus be with Eywa and the ancestors... which then opens the narrative "can of worms"... Do/must the Na'vi experience a pre-death "download" ritual before they pass nìkerusey?? And what happened to Eytukan's and Tsu'tey's spirits having been denied such a process??

PLEASE don't discuss this "can of worms" in this thread, though. Someone, please find the right place for it and make a new topic, if it doesn't exist already...  :-\  ...and deserves discussion at all...  :-\ nìmun.



Remember, Everybody. They need to be SHORT. The original (fake one) was only 17 characters long. This one is intended to replace/correct that, so it can't be so long. « Peng Fizayur, Kaltxì » is even longer than the original.

You might win in the end (by default), by being "short and sweet".

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Ngato nì'Ul Tel Tskxe!

    or just simply...

nì'Ul Tel Tskxe!

This is, of course, a play on Tsu'tey's being dismissive of Jake when he's trying to learn to ride the direhorse for the first time. ("A rock Sees more.")

ayFya'oìlä, oe merllte, « ayikranur rä'ä tìkawnga si! ».


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Re: LA Times - Na'vi Challenge
« Reply #32 on: February 18, 2010, 01:02:29 pm »
Maybe...
"Collect all your gunships and get (the hell) out of here you demons from sky!"
Some words missing. Rutxe repair mistakes in this sentence, whatever if it will be true english after it :)

Well, remember it needs to be short, so I'm not sure if this would work.

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Re: LA Times - Na'vi Challenge
« Reply #33 on: February 18, 2010, 01:13:56 pm »
Ka kifkey kayame ngat
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Re: LA Times - Na'vi Challenge
« Reply #34 on: February 18, 2010, 01:17:48 pm »
How about this? Oe kifkeyä eyktan lu! :D
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Re: LA Times - Na'vi Challenge
« Reply #35 on: February 18, 2010, 01:19:56 pm »
This is supposed to be things to taunt others, not for what Cameron should say when they give him the statue. :D
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Re: LA Times - Na'vi Challenge
« Reply #36 on: February 18, 2010, 01:32:39 pm »
This is supposed to be things to taunt others, not for what Cameron should say when they give him the statue. :D

Oh, but he should totally say that. That would be hilarious!

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Re: LA Times - Na'vi Challenge
« Reply #37 on: February 18, 2010, 02:25:36 pm »
This is supposed to be things to taunt others, not for what Cameron should say when they give him the statue. :D

I dunno. That statement really made my blood boil. For me, it was a taunt. :D (It was recently brought to my attention that it was a line from the T-movie, so I'm ready to forgive him now...  :D)
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Re: LA Times - Na'vi Challenge
« Reply #38 on: February 18, 2010, 03:42:32 pm »
Quote from: Paul Frommer
Keep it short! And if there's a great concept but a vocabulary item or two is missing, not to worry--I'll fill in the blank.

On that note:

Torukìl mìyunge ngat!

Ngeyä ikranìl "throw off/drop"‹ìy› ngat!

Add approbative affect for effect. ;)

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Re: LA Times - Na'vi Challenge
« Reply #39 on: February 18, 2010, 05:25:12 pm »
txepìl ngeyä kelutralit niyevekx ulte falulukanìl ngeyä ayolo'tut yiyevom.

That's my submission.

But that's a bit long.

Hmm.

Either clause would work on its own so:

txepìl ngeyä kelutralit niyevekx

falulukanìl ngeyä ayolo'tut yiyevom





Going for even shorter:

(nga) Eywahu ke lu pak!
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