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Loanwords for Chicon
« on: August 18, 2012, 01:36:14 am »
I have been busy working on a Na'vi class for the Worldcon Science Fiction convention next week in Chicago. Every Worldcon has a secondary name, usually related to the city where it is held, and this year, it is Chicon 7.

In building a list of useful Na'vi words to encourage casual use of the language for the new learners, I have determined that there are a few loanwords that would be useful. Here is the list, and the loanwords I have attempted. Any additional suggestions would be helpful. (These are not intended in any way to be 'official'!)

astronaut - äsronaut (honorable term)
award - a'war
Chicago - Sìkako
Chicon - Saykon
costume - kostum
dealer - tealer
fantasy - fantsi
filk - fìlìk
hotel - hotel
hugo - huko
masquerade - maskerate
panel - panel
rocket - roket (colloquial name for a Hugo award)
space - spase
speaker -spiker
steampunk - stimpung

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Re: Loanwords for Chicon
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2012, 02:15:40 am »
I have been busy working on a Na'vi class for the Worldcon Science Fiction convention next week in Chicago. Every Worldcon has a secondary name, usually related to the city where it is held, and this year, it is Chicon 7.

In building a list of useful Na'vi words to encourage casual use of the language for the new learners, I have determined that there are a few loanwords that would be useful. Here is the list, and the loanwords I have attempted. Any additional suggestions would be helpful. (These are not intended in any way to be 'official'!)

astronaut - äsronaut (honorable term)
award - a'war
Chicago - Sìkako
Chicon - Saykon
costume - kostum
dealer - tealer txiler
fantasy - fantsi fäntasi
filk - fìlìk
hotel - hotel
hugo - huko
masquerade - maskerate mäskereyt
panel - panel pänel
rocket - roket (colloquial name for a Hugo award)
space - spase speyse
speaker -spiker
steampunk - stimpung

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Re: Loanwords for Chicon
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2012, 03:29:05 am »
Because these are somewhat specialized terms one might frequently use at a science fiction convention. I thought it would be nice to have some Na'vi-ish terms for them, to encourage the participants to use what they learned. The other words in the lesson and in the little word-list I am adding are all attested Na'vi words that can be used as-is.

And Irayo for your contribution! I rather like what you did.

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Re: Loanwords for Chicon
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2012, 03:06:14 pm »
speaker -spiker
Hmmmmm, why this? We already have attested "ftxulì'uyu"
Oe lu skxawng skxakep. Slä oe nerume mi.
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Re: Loanwords for Chicon
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2012, 05:04:53 pm »
speaker -spiker
Hmmmmm, why this? We already have attested "ftxulì'uyu"

Hmmm, I did not know this. I was expecting something like plltxeyu.

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Re: Loanwords for Chicon
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2012, 07:59:37 pm »
astronaut - äsronaut (honorable term) äsronawt
award - a'war awartì
Chicago - Sìkako Tsìkako
Chicon - Saykon Tsaykon
costume - kostum
dealer - tealer tilrr
fantasy - fantsi fäntasi
filk - fìlìk fìlkì
hotel - hotel
hugo - huko hìyuko
masquerade - maskerate maskereyt
panel - panel pänel
rocket - roket (colloquial name for a Hugo award)
space - spase speysì
speaker -spiker spikrr
steampunk - stimpung stimpungkì
I redid the transliteration using ´Oma Tirea´s rules. A lot of your transliterations seem to be spelling pronunciations, which isn´t really fitting for an irregularly spelled language like English.
« Last Edit: August 24, 2012, 08:03:34 pm by Uniltìrantokx te Skxawng »
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