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Puns and etc. in Na'vi vocabulary
« on: January 27, 2010, 11:09:21 am »
I'm wondering if people have noticed any puns/references/etc. in the vocabulary of Na'vi.  I know that Okrand put quite a few in Klingon, but I haven't noticed so many in Na'vi.  The only one I can think of is the unquote particle "sìk," which looks suspiciously like [sic].

Anyone notice anything else?

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Re: Puns and etc. in Na'vi vocabulary
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2010, 11:13:01 am »
Yom.

Now to me, that sounds very much like "nom" - the Internet's favourite onomatopoeia.

No idea where it originally came from - but it seems to be everywhere these days.

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Re: Puns and etc. in Na'vi vocabulary
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2010, 11:04:18 pm »
*Pay (water)

The most essential nutrient for all life to exist is pronounced "pie".
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Re: Puns and etc. in Na'vi vocabulary
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2010, 02:09:42 am »
prrte' sounds like a cat purring. And of course, the na'vi are cats.
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Re: Puns and etc. in Na'vi vocabulary
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2010, 09:17:53 am »
prrte' sounds like a cat purring. And of course, the na'vi are cats.
That's an interesting one

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Re: Puns and etc. in Na'vi vocabulary
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2010, 02:30:42 pm »
The verb kame "See (spiritually)" could be from Japanese kame for "spirit, divin(ity)."

 

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