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Offline Fortuna

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Favorite Na'vi word?
« on: December 21, 2009, 06:24:21 pm »
Okay guys, here's the deal. Write down your favorite word in Na'vi.  If two people have the same word, the second person must write down their second favorite word as well as their first pick. Also, be sure to write the English definitions- this is a little thing to help us with our vocabulary.

Okay, I'll go first and say mine's sevin, which means 'pretty or beautiful' and is used to describe sentient creatures (ie Humans and Na'vi)

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Re: Favorite Na'vi word?
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2009, 06:50:07 pm »
I don't really have a favorite word, but I'm very fond of atxkxe "land" just because Frommer crammed two ejectives right next to each other.  It took guts to hand that to an actor!  :D
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Re: Favorite Na'vi word?
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2009, 07:05:38 pm »
Maybe the only word which was apart from the others in the movie (and which i heard a lot of times) : tsahaylu "bond" (their neural connection to...everything that lives). I like the sound of the word and what it means, quite essential for Na'vis.

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Re: Favorite Na'vi word?
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2009, 09:07:26 pm »
I don't really have a favorite word, but I'm very fond of atxkxe "land" just because Frommer crammed two ejectives right next to each other.  It took guts to hand that to an actor!  :D

Fi'u. :-D

It is just so fun to say...

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Re: Favorite Na'vi word?
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2009, 09:28:46 pm »
Kelku - Home. It just sounds correct, and was one of the first words besides Kaltxì and Irayo that i learned.

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Re: Favorite Na'vi word?
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2009, 01:41:08 am »
seze - blue flower. Because it's fun to say, and Seze the ikran was a gorgeous creature.
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Re: Favorite Na'vi word?
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2009, 01:45:06 am »
I am going to have to say, "Skxawng."  I can use it a lot and it just sounds insulting anyways :P

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Re: Favorite Na'vi word?
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2009, 02:40:56 am »
I am going to have to say, "Skxawng."  I can use it a lot and it just sounds insulting anyways :P

Agreed, it was the first word I learnt how to say properly. Sounds really cool as well. Still need abit of work on the (clicking sound??) is it supposed to be. I say it as 'sk' with a hash 'k' and then 'own' like the ending of 'clown'

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Re: Favorite Na'vi word?
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2009, 03:12:48 am »
Simply Kaltxe :p

I love the way it rolls in your mouth.
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Re: Favorite Na'vi word?
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2009, 03:22:30 am »
iveh k'nivi s'di - baby carrier or sling. WHAT A WORD!

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Re: Favorite Na'vi word?
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2009, 05:32:51 am »
I am going to have to say, "Skxawng."  I can use it a lot and it just sounds insulting anyways :P

I love how this word sounds outloud.  It really does sound insulting!

kxangangang, "bang", is a very close second!
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Re: Favorite Na'vi word?
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2009, 06:28:10 pm »
Tiri took my word!  I think kxangangang is the only example we have of onomatopoeia in Na'vi so far.

I'll come back once I  figure out my second favorite.
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Re: Favorite Na'vi word?
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2009, 07:25:18 pm »
Well, the word Na'vi itself is my favorite word. My second is Skxawng.
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Re: Favorite Na'vi word?
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2009, 08:34:16 pm »
My favorite one its not what you expect.

Irayo. It just sound perfect n my ears.
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Re: Favorite Na'vi word?
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2009, 12:53:12 pm »
I love ting nari. I have no idea why but I love saying it.

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Re: Favorite Na'vi word?
« Reply #15 on: December 25, 2009, 09:49:46 pm »
I am going to have to say, "Skxawng."  I can use it a lot and it just sounds insulting anyways :P

Agreed, it was the first word I learnt how to say properly. Sounds really cool as well. Still need abit of work on the (clicking sound??) is it supposed to be. I say it as 'sk' with a hash 'k' and then 'own' like the ending of 'clown'

Chuan

Not quite like "clown" ... the final sound should not be "n" but "ng". Imagine if someone was trying to pronounce the word "sing" and they were saying "sin". That's the mistake you're making.

Also, for the ejectives, it's easier than you think. Try to make a sharp "k" sound while holding your breath. It shouldn't be harsh ... it should be sharp. That's "kx". Then try that and say "awng" after it. There'll be a big gap between the "kx" and "awng" at first ... "kx ... awng". Work on decreasing that. Then you can try it with "s" in front.

My favourite word is "tsawl" meaning "big (in stature)".

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Re: Favorite Na'vi word?
« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2009, 12:56:42 am »
my newest favorite word of the day is.....

tsmukan
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Re: Favorite Na'vi word?
« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2009, 07:22:41 am »
vrrtep, sounds funny, lovely to say to someone.
also nari, its indeed a lovely word.

skxawng is third.
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Re: Favorite Na'vi word?
« Reply #18 on: December 26, 2009, 07:49:18 am »
Well...not a word but a sentence.

I just like repeating this sentence all over again and again: "Fivrrtep fitsenge lu kxanì."

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Re: Favorite Na'vi word?
« Reply #19 on: December 26, 2009, 04:46:07 pm »
Srane, and Mokri.

 

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