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I'm trying to not...
« on: June 15, 2011, 11:42:19 pm »
Since there is no Na'vi verb "to avoid", how would one say, for example, "I'm trying not to cry,"?

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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2011, 01:45:43 am »
That seems to be a fine solution :)

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Re: I'm trying to not...
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2011, 05:57:13 am »
Yeah, agree, I don't think we need anything else for that.
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Re: I'm trying to not...
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2011, 09:26:14 am »
Agreed, possible. I’m thinking about the ‹äng› in the controlled verb. wm.annis doesn’t say anything about affect in the grammar but it seems worth mentioning.

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Re: I'm trying to not...
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2011, 12:08:59 pm »
Thanks guys! :D  It's nice to know that my instincts were good on this. :)
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Re: I'm trying to not...
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2011, 01:05:39 pm »
Agreed, possible. I’m thinking about the ‹äng› in the controlled verb. wm.annis doesn’t say anything about affect in the grammar but it seems worth mentioning.
There is no effect in grammar with any of the second position infixes.  It has absolutely 0 effect on the meaning of what you are saying, it merely expresses how you see it.
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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2011, 02:28:52 pm »
I think it's the best solution.
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Re: I'm trying to not...
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2011, 02:43:17 pm »
The ,äng> here seems just a bit nebulous in its meaning. Are you trying to say 'I am trying not to cry, and I am upset about that', or I am trying not to cry(and I am upset about crying)'?

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