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Offline ~SevinTanhi~

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How do you say this?
« on: April 14, 2013, 08:09:04 pm »
How would you say Eat you food please in Na'vi?
I thought maybe it would be Yom ngeyä wutso rutxe Am I right or wrong?

Also would Go hunt the hexapede please be Ngal kä taron yerikit and is
Everyone hunt the Sturmbeast Ma frapol taron si talioangit

Help would be greatly appretiated.

Irayo ma frapo :)
Thank you everyone


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Re: How do you say this?
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2013, 09:01:51 pm »
Very close!

Yom ngeyä wutsoti rutxe -- you just forgot the -ti (or -t) case.

Yeah, I'd say it sounds more like a command without the Ngal on that second one.

the third one, I'd say:

Ma frapo, taron talioangit.

you were VERY close on all these. :D

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Re: How do you say this?
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2013, 09:24:46 pm »
Irayo ma Tirea Aean! :)
Thank you Spirt Blue!
This helped a lot thanks :) I only have one question though, I thought taron would have to have a si with it because the subject in the sentence was doing something. Like lrrtok si or tsap'alute si Is it only certain verbs that have to have si with it? ???

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Re: How do you say this?
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2013, 09:59:08 pm »
The quick answer, is that only some verbs have been created with the auxiliary verb si.


But here is more about these "si" verbs...

Sometimes a noun has come first into approved use, and then by adding the auxiliary "si" afterwards, it becomes a useful verb.  However one cannot just do this to any noun.  This verb creation has to be submitted through the LEP and approved.  

Some examples:

eltu (brain) > eltu si (to pay attention)
nari (eye) > nari si (to watch out, to be careful)
pamrel (writing) > pamrel si (to write)


Some extra things to know about these special "si" verb constructions...
Instead of the usual -t(i), -it endings for objects with transative verbs,
With "si" verbs, the objects take the dative -r(u), -ur endings.  You can usually think of treating "si" verbs as intransitive.
Also..., instead of putting infixes in the main word (nari), you put the infixes inside the "si" part.

This auxiliary "si" verb might make you think of "to do" or "to make".  But it's just an attached part of the word.  You cannot use "si" by itself.  There are other verbs for "to make", "to create", etc...


There are many more other verbs that do not use "si" such as yom, taron, and nume!
« Last Edit: April 14, 2013, 10:19:31 pm by Taronyu Leleioae »

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Re: How do you say this?
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2013, 10:24:07 pm »
Irayo ma Taronyu Leleioae, -face palm-  ;D I get it now! xD Irayo! :)  :D

Oel Ngati kameie to both of you   :)
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Re: How do you say this?
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2013, 01:21:40 am »

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Everyone hunt the Sturmbeast

Ma frapo, taron talioangit.
It depends on fact if this sentence is like command or just statement. In first case I agree with Tirea Aean, in second one I'd say

Frapol taron salioangit.
I used plural here (ay+talioang -> ay-salioang -> saliong), as this is not general sense, but we speak about specific situation or time.
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Re: How do you say this?
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2013, 08:52:54 am »
yeah, si verbs are all in the dictionary. Don't worry about adding a si onto anything yourself. You mostly only ever see words like srung si, tìkangkem si, pamrel si, irayo si, eltu si, nari si often.

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Re: How do you say this?
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2013, 09:03:26 pm »
Oh okay, thanks  :D

 

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