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Re: New Na'vi phrases from the deleted scenes
« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2011, 07:33:21 am »
There was also a small grammar mistake with Fra'u skera'a (should be more like Fra'u (s)leru skawna'a)

I'm afraid not.  Participles, active or passive, can only be used as attributive adjectives, never as predicates.  You should never see them used with lu or slu this way.
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Re: New Na'vi phrases from the deleted scenes
« Reply #21 on: February 12, 2011, 02:11:56 am »
There was also a small grammar mistake with Fra'u skera'a (should be more like Fra'u (s)leru skawna'a)

I'm afraid not.  Participles, active or passive, can only be used as attributive adjectives, never as predicates.  You should never see them used with lu or slu this way.

So then how is a distinction made between "Everything is destroying" and "Everything is being destroyed"?

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Re: New Na'vi phrases from the deleted scenes
« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2011, 04:20:15 am »
Fra'ut skera'a?
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Re: New Na'vi phrases from the deleted scenes
« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2011, 07:03:42 am »
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Re: New Na'vi phrases from the deleted scenes
« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2011, 08:05:27 am »
So, it must be stated?

To make it clear that it's passive voice, yeah, I believe so.
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Re: New Na'vi phrases from the deleted scenes
« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2011, 05:13:05 am »
It could be implied, too...

I think it can be implied only if that's clear from the context.
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Re: New Na'vi phrases from the deleted scenes
« Reply #28 on: February 14, 2011, 08:09:47 am »
I'm not clear about the audio, but if you heard it seems fra'u skera'a and doesn't make sense, the only thing we can think of is a -t is missed by the actor or listener, only this but not any fkol or something..
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