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How to Compare?
« on: March 31, 2014, 07:46:53 pm »
Kaltxì ma oeyä smuke ulte smukan  :) Irayori tinan fì'u  :)


How do you compare things in Na'vi?
Example: I like apples more than kiwi.

I tried looking in the dictionary, but I found nothing!  ??? Is there an infix for more, and less and stuff like that?

Irayo ma ayeylan.  :)

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Re: How to Compare?
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2014, 08:07:22 pm »
Kaltxì! :)

Comparison:
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I like apples more than kiwi.
Oel ayäpllti to kiwiti nulnew. (Based on this construction: Oel X-ti to Y-ti nulnew.)
lit.: I prefer apples more than kiwi.

Comparison you make it by the help with the to adposition. :)

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Re: How to Compare?
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2014, 08:23:33 pm »
Irayo ma eylan!  :)

Do I add "ti" to the end of each word?

Example: Oel ayskoti to aysukruti.




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Re: How to Compare?
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2014, 08:31:33 pm »
Yes, if the verb is transitive, like nulnew is. :)
Example: Oel ayskoti to aysukruti nulnew.

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Re: How to Compare?
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2014, 11:35:33 am »
Right, as opposed to e.g. sunu where it would be:

Aysko to aysukru sunu oer.
“I like bows more than spears.”

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Re: How to Compare?
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2014, 01:46:18 pm »
Right, as opposed to e.g. sunu where it would be:

Aysko to aysukru sunu oer.
“I like bows more than spears.”


Hmm.. I think tsko and tukru should be singular:

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  Nantangìl yom yerikit.
  ‘Viperwolves eat hexapedes.’

  Palulukan lu lehrrap.
  ‘Thanators are dangerous.’
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Re: How to Compare?
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2014, 02:31:52 pm »
You could be right :D

But let’s not confuse tsmuktu alu SevinTanhi :P

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Re: How to Compare?
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2014, 03:38:13 pm »
Irayo ma ayeylan  :)

What does sunu mean? Does it mean the same as nulnew?

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Re: How to Compare?
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2014, 03:50:53 pm »
sunu = be pleasing, be likeable, bring enjoyment, like --> Aysko to aysukru sunu oer.
nulnew = prefer --> Oel ayskoti to aysukruti nulnew.

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Re: How to Compare?
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2014, 03:58:58 pm »
Kaltxì, ma  ~SevinTanhi~ and welcome to LearnNavi!

Make sure you pick up a copy of the dictionary, which is freely downloadable from a number of places here. Everything discussed here in terms of words is in there, and it is kept thoroughly up-to-date.

As far as the plural question goes, I think either singular or plural would work fine, depending on what you are trying to communicate. Where this could get confusing is related to something that really doesn't apply here, in that if you indicate a number of something in a single clause, you only need mention its number once, such as Swizaw amrr lu oeru 'I have five arrows'. There is no need to use Ayswizaw in this sentence as the number makes it perfectly clear there are a bunch of arrows. In general, Na'vi is less picky about plurals than, say, English.

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Re: How to Compare?
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2014, 09:53:18 pm »
Irayo ma ayeylan  :)

I downloaded the dictionary a couple months back, I guess I wasn't looking in the right area  :-[

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Re: How to Compare?
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2014, 01:12:48 pm »
Irayo ma ayeylan  :)

I downloaded the dictionary a couple months back, I guess I wasn't looking in the right area  :-[
There was update two days back, so get fresh copy. New versions of dictionary are usually annouced in this thread, so it is worth to check it ocassionaly.
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Re: How to Compare?
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2014, 03:04:55 pm »
Thanks, I will!  :)

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Re: How to Compare?
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2014, 06:46:32 am »
Thanks, I will!  :)
Txantsan! :)
btw. that sentence at your profile:
Lu tsteu Lu txur ila ngal ayunil.
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Lu tstew sì txur ìlä ayunil ngeyä.
[Be brave and strong by your dream.]



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Re: How to Compare?
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2014, 02:34:17 pm »
Irayo ma smukan  :) I'll change that, does ìla mean follow?

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Re: How to Compare?
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2014, 02:38:43 pm »
It means "via, by, according to, following"
kxamlä would work there too, instead ìlä, but I'm not really sure...(through / via the middle of the dream... :-\)
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Re: How to Compare?
« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2014, 02:44:48 pm »
Oh okay thanks smukan :)

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Re: How to Compare?
« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2014, 04:41:45 pm »
Lu tstew, lu txur ìlä ayunil ngeyä
“be brave, be strong through/by following your dreams”

is also fine.

Please be mindful of the accent (ì) and Umlaut (ä) :P It’s funny, Sevin wrote ìlä without ä, Tìtstewan without ì ;)

I wouldn’t use kxamlä here – to me, it’s quite physical, through the middle of a physical place.

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Re: How to Compare?
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2014, 04:46:27 pm »
Please be mindful of the accent (ì) and Umlaut (ä) :P It’s funny, Sevin wrote ìlä without ä, Tìtstewan without ì ;)
:o :-X :-X :-X :-[ :-[ fixed...

Lu tstew, lu txur ìlä ayunil ngeyä
“be brave, be strong through/by following your dreams”
This.

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Re: How to Compare?
« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2014, 01:51:03 pm »
Lu tstew, lu txur ìlä ayunil ngeyä
“be brave, be strong through/by following your dreams”

is also fine.

Please be mindful of the accent (ì) and Umlaut (ä) :P It’s funny, Sevin wrote ìlä without ä, Tìtstewan without ì ;)

I wouldn’t use kxamlä here – to me, it’s quite physical, through the middle of a physical place.

I think fa should work well too.

Lu tstew, lu txur fa ayunil ngeyä
Oe lu skxawng skxakep. Slä oe nerume mi.
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