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Re: LA Times - Na'vi Challenge
« Reply #60 on: February 19, 2010, 03:29:51 pm »
... I want to see something that makes everyone say "YES!  That's it!"

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Re: LA Times - Na'vi Challenge
« Reply #61 on: February 19, 2010, 03:58:27 pm »
I question my resolve...

(tskxetu?)  kehu (saheyluti?), ulte ngaru ke'uhu lolängu.

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Re: LA Times - Na'vi Challenge
« Reply #62 on: February 19, 2010, 11:26:02 pm »
Key Criteria:

* Short
* Translatable as English phrase "You're going down"
* Figuratively means "You are going to lose"
* Literally means something else, i.e. is a Na'vi idiom
* Recognizable as Na'vi to a general audience (i.e. "looks alien")
* Literal meaning conveys "You are going to lose" to a general audience, assuming the ad copy or related promotional campaign provides the literal translation somewhere
* Shows a connection to the Na'vi and/or Avatar that's recognizable by a general audience
* Meaningful and interesting to us Na'vi speakers
* Seems like something the Na'vi would say
* Draws upon and fits with Na'vi life and culture
* Taunting and challenging as in a competition, not violent or threatening as in warfare
* Sounds like something Ngopyu Jìm would come up with ("big blue butt", "my nose is full of his alien smell", "you are like a baby", "I See you", "a rock sees more")

My offering:

Oeru lu ngeyä kxetse!
To me is your tail!
"I have your tail!" [possessive dative construction]

or more loosely:

"Your tail is mine!"

21 characters including spaces and !.  Still too long?  Is 17 chars the max?  Maybe elide the "lu" (it's an idiom, so it can be implied, right?), and use a heretofore unattested noun-plus-possessor orthographic convention that turns ngeyä into a suffix, and you get Oeru kxetsengeyä! which is exactly 17 chars and looks even more alien because of the long word.  Or, as rendered in all caps as per the ad specs (and probably without the diacritics over the ä): OERU KXETSENGEYA!

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« Last Edit: February 19, 2010, 11:36:24 pm by Erimeyz »

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Re: LA Times - Na'vi Challenge
« Reply #63 on: February 20, 2010, 12:02:45 am »
ke'u tsun zong nga set

or, if you just want to really get under their skin, you can taunt them with a classic: zekwä za’ärìp oeyä.
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Re: LA Times - Na'vi Challenge
« Reply #64 on: February 20, 2010, 12:11:58 am »
zekwä za’ärìp oeyä.

That's really funny. :)

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Re: LA Times - Na'vi Challenge
« Reply #65 on: February 20, 2010, 12:14:21 am »
zekwä za’ärìp oeyä.

That's really funny. :)
Thanks--I just needed to add something silly. My brain was turning to mush reading all of the great entries and trying to figure out something not already done.
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Re: LA Times - Na'vi Challenge
« Reply #66 on: February 20, 2010, 02:35:44 am »
A little late...

Nga kìyä ne ke'u!
Ngal kìyä ke'uru!
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Re: LA Times - Na'vi Challenge
« Reply #67 on: February 20, 2010, 03:06:45 am »
A little late...

Nga kìyä ne ke'u!
Ngal kìyä ke'uru!

Oh, my god. . .

Does that say? "You got Nothin'!" <--sound bite I am referencing (will pay automatically, if clicked)
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Re: LA Times - Na'vi Challenge
« Reply #68 on: February 20, 2010, 03:17:01 am »
As there is not really possession for Na'vi, I think it is more
"You will go to nothingness"
But yes, that's quite the meaning  :P

You got nothing => ngaru ke'u lu/lìyu
But I don't like it:
1) As there is this weird "possession-for-earthlings" way.
2) A verb of movement is better to represent this idea: I imagine an ikran race, and one say that to the other. A "mind" verb like "lu" or "slu" goes not with the spirit.
« Last Edit: February 20, 2010, 03:38:14 am by Prrton »
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Re: LA Times - Na'vi Challenge
« Reply #69 on: February 20, 2010, 03:48:20 am »
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