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Offline Eana Unil

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Asking an ill/injured person "how are you?"
« on: August 30, 2012, 02:43:04 pm »
Kaltxì seiyi oe ayngar,


I wondered about this for quite some time now, I guess it's finally time to ask you guys this/open a new topic.


"Ngaru lu fpom srak?" is the standard version of asking somebody how he is. I guess that you ask this question nearly every time you meet a person who you think is healthy or at least don't know if he/she is.

Now... what about obviously sick or injured people? Asking them "srake ngar lu fpom?" would be somehow... let's say... inappropriate, kefyak? Because yeah, injuries or sickness don't leave much space for 100% wellbeing, so asking "ngar lu fpom srak?" would seem illogical to me - and I doubt that "ngar lu fpom srak" is the absolute #1 standard phrase (which doesn't leave space for others) for getting to know about someone's state of wellbeing, at least imo.
So, what do you ask a obviously sick/injured person nìNa'vi, in order to get to know about their "status"?

Srake ngar lu fpom nì'ul?
Srake 'ul ngeyä fpom?
Srake tìsraw nän?
Zoslu (ayskxir) srak?
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Or would you / would the Na'vi stick to "ngar lu fpom srak?"?

Pefya fpìl aynga? ^^
« Last Edit: August 30, 2012, 02:46:47 pm by Eana Unil »

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Re: Asking an ill/injured person "how are you?"
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2012, 03:08:57 pm »
Good question :)

Look at this comment from K. Pawl concerning the use of fkeytok.

I think that’s the solution to your question ;)

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Re: Asking an ill/injured person "how are you?"
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2012, 03:13:57 pm »
Did not know about this comment from Karyu Pawl - thanks, ma Plumps, that indeed helps :)

However, what do you and others think about the alternative questions I wrote here - would they be usable/proper, too?

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Re: Asking an ill/injured person "how are you?"
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2012, 04:24:08 pm »
Did not know about this comment from Karyu Pawl - thanks, ma Plumps, that indeed helps :)

However, what do you and others think about the alternative questions I wrote here - would they be usable/proper, too?

Ma Plumps, Wou good catch! I didn't notice that coment either! Noted.

Ma Eana Unil, IMO yes. I would understand your meaning easily if you said any of those.

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Re: Asking an ill/injured person "how are you?"
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2012, 03:55:08 am »
I'd maybe try: Fpomtokxìri ngaru lu fpom srak?

Or: Fpomtokxìri fyape nga 'efu? Too literal?
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