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Language updates / Re: Range of "kxuke"
« Last post by Eltusiyu on September 20, 2021, 05:38:06 pm »
That’s a very interesting bit. Thank you for sharing it  :)
Language updates / Re: Range of "kxuke"
« Last post by Wllìm on September 20, 2021, 05:30:03 pm »
Eltur tìtxen si! Nga Pawlta polawm a fì'uri irayo!

(Furia Txewì lu kxuke, 'efu oe nitram :D)
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Language updates / Re: Range of "kxuke"
« Last post by Toliman on September 20, 2021, 05:05:21 pm »
Interesting, good to know. Irayo for sharing!
Language updates / Range of "kxuke"
« Last post by Neytiri te Tskaha Mo'at'ite on September 20, 2021, 04:20:39 pm »
Teri 'änsyema ral lì'uä alu kxuke, ayngaru faylì'u a ta KP:

SAFE basically means "free from harm," which is what the Na'vi word makes explicit: kxuke = 'without harm.'

As you noted, that can mean different things. I think SAFE has three basic interpretations: (1) NOT A SOURCE OF HARM, (2) NOT THE RECIPIENT OF HARM, (3) A PROTECTOR FROM HARM.

  • This dog is safe. = He won't harm you (by biting, say). So he's not a source of harm. OR  This medicine is safe. = You can take it without its causing you harm. Again, it's not a source of harm.
  • The deer is safe from predators. = It won't be the recipient of harm. OR You'll be safe here. = You won't be hurt. I.e., You won't be the recipient of harm.
  • This place is safe. = It will protect you from harm.
I don't see why kxuke shouldn't have the same range as the English word. So to answer your question, it can mean both "not in danger" and "not dangerous." 😊

Tafral Txewì lu kxuke tengkrr terok kxukea slärit tsenga spxamit akxuke rolun yom. :D
Interesting, thanks for sharing!
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