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Offline rakel_wolf

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Na'vi translations of Human Names
« on: January 19, 2010, 01:46:45 pm »
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If any one has any direct translations of Names

eg. English - Matt
     Na'vi - ????

if there is enough translations il make a spredsheet and post a link

Irayo

Matt

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Re: Na'vi translations of Human Names
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2010, 01:50:29 pm »
well, since some words like doctor and English didn't exist on pandora, when humans arrive the Na'vi learned these words but didn't say them right, in this way doctor in Na'vi is toktor and English 'inglìsì.... so maybe they would have called you maìtt.  :D

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Re: Na'vi translations of Human Names
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2010, 01:52:05 pm »
ok so i guess like that they could be figured out ?

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Re: Na'vi translations of Human Names
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2010, 01:53:29 pm »
oh i see what you done you replace the vowls with Na'vi vowls but keep the word stucture the same

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Re: Na'vi translations of Human Names
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2010, 01:54:36 pm »
no one knows... well...there is a way: go to a Japanese, tell him the names, ask him to repeat them and write down what he says..... AND THERE THEY ARE!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Na'vi translations of Human Names
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2010, 02:20:03 pm »
oh i see what you done you replace the vowls with Na'vi vowls but keep the word stucture the same
On a basic level, you need to look at the Na'vi phonology (what vowel and consonants are available in the language) and pick ones which match the word as close as possible.

I'm wondering if Matx might be appropriate.

In real life, it gets a bit weirder than that though.

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Re: Na'vi translations of Human Names
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2010, 03:15:29 pm »
Etymology might be the best way to go Imho

but otherwise i just like symbolic names like Swok Txon which means "Sacred Night"

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Re: Na'vi translations of Human Names
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2010, 03:33:49 pm »
yeh thanks for tht vowels i think is a good way to go 

i was just say because when learning a language its always common to say hello my name is .....

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Re: Na'vi translations of Human Names
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2010, 04:38:39 pm »
Keith - means 'forest' or 'wood'... So 'Na'rìng', meaning 'forest', works perfectly. It also has a nice ring to it too :D.
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Re: Na'vi translations of Human Names
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2010, 04:48:24 pm »
well, since some words like doctor and English didn't exist on pandora, when humans arrive the Na'vi learned these words but didn't say them right, in this way doctor in Na'vi is toktor and English 'inglìsì.... so maybe they would have called you maìtt.  :D

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Re: Na'vi translations of Human Names
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2010, 09:41:02 am »
well, since some words like doctor and English didn't exist on pandora, when humans arrive the Na'vi learned these words but didn't say them right, in this way doctor in Na'vi is toktor and English 'inglìsì.... so maybe they would have called you maìtt.  :D

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Re: Na'vi translations of Human Names
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2010, 11:21:56 am »
I'm wondering if Matx might be appropriate.

I agree that an ejective is more appropriate but I would use ä not a.
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Re: Na'vi translations of Human Names
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2010, 12:23:34 pm »
yeh yeh im trying to build up a phonetic dictionary atm with word like who what when where why it as yes no ect so i could have a basic convosation in the language if you get my meaning i got like 27 words atm then i might do names but need to get a good list of common names

 

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