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Offline VathRas

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Meaning of Na'vi names
« on: March 03, 2010, 09:37:47 am »
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As in subject - is there any? I really don't see way to "understand" e.g. Neytiri or Moat' or Tsu'Tei. But as far as I am concerned, in every culture, every language name's has been meaning something. From indian names (Boar Fang, Eagle Eye) to names popular in modern times (Elisabeth (hebr. Elisheva - "My God is abundance"). So, why Na'vi names wouldn't mean anything?
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Re: Meaning of Na'vi names
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2010, 01:57:00 am »
They undoubtedly do mean something. But, we do not yet fully understand their culture.

Its like the name 'Mufasa' from 'The Lion King'. At first, no one could really understand that this term had a meaning. Only slowly has it come out that this is an obscure African term for something like 'leader'. Whoever discovered this and used it for the film was privy to a little knowledge most people didn't have.

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Re: Meaning of Na'vi names
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2010, 09:32:06 am »
Knowledge about suahili i think. Also Simba means "King" in suahili.

Maybe we should ask Karyu Pawl for this? Or has been such a tìpawm already sent?

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Re: Meaning of Na'vi names
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2010, 04:59:48 pm »
Knowledge about suahili i think. Also Simba means "King" in suahili.

Maybe we should ask Karyu Pawl for this? Or has been such a tìpawm already sent?

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