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Introductions / Re: brand new here- translation help needed
« Last post by Tirea Aean on Yesterday at 07:01:14 pm »
Thanks for the responses!  I am so excited about surprising her with this!
:D

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The context to "I'm thriving" is in response to "how are you?"  She uses it both literally and sarcastically.  One more phrase that her roommate suggested is "living my/your best life" again used in response to "how are you?"

I thought that might be the case. As for "living my/your best life"... This one is somewhat difficult. I think the closest I can get is something like

oe rereiey nìswey
"I'm living [in] the best [way] :D"

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How would she pronounce these phrases?  Are there phoenetic guidelines I could send her?

We have some resources on pronunciation of letters/sounds, such as this somewhat recent video by Pamìrìk


Here I've just recorded them for the sake of ease/convenience in the specific case of these sentences.

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That horse is so pretty.
tsapa'li lu lor nìtxan


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I'm going to Blanche to get some mozzerella cheese sticks.
oe kä ne Pìläntsyì fte kivanom ayswekit a ta motserela-tsyizì.

oe kä ne Blanche fte kivanom mozzerella cheese sticks.


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I'm thriving.
oefkeyk lu fyole.


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living my best life
oe rereiey nìswey


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Oh, man!
Positive versions: tewti! wou! ro'a! txantsan nang!

Negative versions: yewla! keftxo! wiya! tsahey!


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It will be great!
Layu txantsan!

Layu kosman!


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Winter is coming.
zìskrrwew zera'u.


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This was fine.
Regarding an action: fìkem tam

Regarding a thing: fì'u tam


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You are wasting my time.
oeri krrti ngal 'erängal.


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I feel like royalty.
oe 'efu pxel eyktan.


Again, there are many other valid alternatives to these other people here could come up with :)
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Introductions / Re: brand new here- translation help needed
« Last post by sabeeny on Yesterday at 04:04:57 pm »
Thanks for the responses!  I am so excited about surprising her with this!


The context to "I'm thriving" is in response to "how are you?"  She uses it both literally and sarcastically.  One more phrase that her roommate suggested is "living my/your best life" again used in response to "how are you?"


How would she pronounce these phrases?  Are there phoenetic guidelines I could send her?



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Introductions / Re: brand new here- translation help needed
« Last post by Tirea Aean on Yesterday at 12:07:58 pm »
Fair. Metaphors and personification definitely exist because of things such as tsawke lrrtok si and hufwe tul.
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Introductions / Re: brand new here- translation help needed
« Last post by Mech on Yesterday at 12:05:26 pm »
This is true for all translations :)

I had in  mind 'ivong Na'vi translated as "let Na'vi bloom". Here we have the metaphor of an action of a plant. However 'ong has the original meaning of unfold, meaning "somethng that is closed and then unfolds", which is not as positive and grandiose as "thrive" that refers to somethng already grown.

In any case i think it's legit to borrow characteristics of plants as metaphor to something else, a person or concept.
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Introductions / Re: brand new here- translation help needed
« Last post by Tirea Aean on Yesterday at 11:33:17 am »
A more literal translation of "I'm thriving" would be oe pereiaw (I am growing/germinatng/developing).

I really like that!

It's just paw is defined as grow, as in for plants:

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This is ‘grow’ in the sense of ‘germinate and develop (of a plant).’

It’s distinct from tsawl slu, which implies “getting big” and is also the term used for an animal that’s growing up and maturing

"I'm thriving!" seems to mean more than physically growing anyway. I assumed that this was an expression that one is doing very well, has high levels of well-being and /or is very productive and successful. There are many ways to look at this one.

Ma sabeeny, What is the context of this one usually? Is it a typical response to "How are you?" or is it something else? Also, is it sarcastic or serious? Some of these without context, at face value, is hard to judge the actual meaning behind it. One of the pillars of translation to/from Na'vi is "Translate the meaning, not the words" :)
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Introductions / Re: brand new here- translation help needed
« Last post by Mech on Yesterday at 03:14:18 am »
A more literal translation of "I'm thriving" would be oe pereiaw (I am growing/germinatng/developing).
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Introductions / Re: brand new here- translation help needed
« Last post by Tirea Aean on November 14, 2018, 07:33:35 pm »
Thanks for the welcome!  I'm thinking once she gets a taste of some phrases she will want to learn more- after finals, lol.  If you or someone else could help out with translation and pronunciation of these phrases, I bet she will be very motivated to learn more!

Nice :D Looking forward to see how this pans out.

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That horse is so pretty.
tsapa'li lu lor nìtxan

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I'm going to Blanche to get some mozzerella cheese sticks.
oe kä ne Pìläntsyì fte kivanom ayswekit a ta motserela-tsyizì.
oe kä ne Blanche fte kivanom mozzerella cheese sticks.

This one is difficult because neither Blanche nor mozzerella cheese sticks exist on Pandora, so the Na'vi wouldn't have words for these. Cheapest way out is to loan those words from English, or just use them as-is.

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I'm thriving.
oefkeyk lu fyole.

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Oh, man!
Without context, this phrase in English can be a response to something very good, or very bad.
Positive versions: tewti! wou! ro'a! txantsan nang!
Negative versions: yewla! keftxo! wiya! tsahey!

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It will be great!
Layu txantsan!
Layu kosman!

txantsan = excellent; kosman = wonderful

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Winter is coming.
zìskrrwew zera'u.

What timing! We just got the season words :D (nice GoT ref :P)

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This was fine.
Regarding an action: fìkem tam
Regarding a thing: fì'u tam

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You are wasting my time.
oeri krrti ngal 'erängal.

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I feel like royalty.
oe 'efu pxel eyktan.

Most of these have a good bit of potential for variation. There is more than one way to look at / interpret these. Others here may have different, possibly even better versions of these. For now these are the 1st versions each that I came up with. :)

Enjoy! This reminds me of when my mom surprised the heck out of me for Christmas several years ago and made something as ordinary as an empty paper towel roll something that means a ton to me. She looked up a bunch of nice words in our dictionary that reminded her of me and wrote them on the roll in sharpie. I nearly cried. :')
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nìNa'vi nì'aw / Re: Tìpängkxo Kìng
« Last post by Toliman on November 14, 2018, 06:25:18 pm »
Ya layu wew fìtsenge ye'rìn slä herwì ke zayup fìtsenge txana krr nìtut skxakep.
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Introductions / Re: brand new here- translation help needed
« Last post by sabeeny on November 14, 2018, 06:12:50 pm »
Thanks for the welcome!  I'm thinking once she gets a taste of some phrases she will want to learn more- after finals, lol.  If you or someone else could help out with translation and pronunciation of these phrases, I bet she will be very motivated to learn more!

The phrases are:

That horse is so pretty.
I'm going to Blanche to get some mozzerella cheese sticks.
I'm thriving.
Oh, man!
It will be great!
Winter is coming.
This was fine.
You are wasting my time.
I feel like royalty.




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nìNa'vi nì'aw / Re: Tìpängkxo Kìng
« Last post by Vawmataw on November 14, 2018, 05:54:28 pm »
hrh

set ya lu txawew ulte herwìl tok klltet
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