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Re: Na'vi expressions and idioms
« Reply #40 on: April 12, 2010, 02:33:47 am »
What about "Sweet dreams"?  I know in English we often wish someone a good sleep by saying "good night" but in both Irish and Japanese (as well as other languages I'm sure) the idiom used to wish someone a good sleep is "good/lucky/peaceful dreams" (Oíche mhaith in Irish and Oyasumi nasai in Japanese respectively)

Given that, would it be appropriate to say something like "unil lefpom" as a blessing on sleep?

Except that oíche is not »dream« but also »night« ;) »dream« is bringlóid or taibhreamh
But it’s good to know that there is another one interested in Irish :)

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Re: Na'vi expressions and idioms
« Reply #41 on: April 15, 2010, 01:06:48 am »
Ok I'm a little slow today and new.. >_> anywhere to find pronunciations?
Are you looking for pronunciation in general, or of these phrases specifically?
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Re: Na'vi expressions and idioms
« Reply #42 on: April 15, 2010, 01:29:37 am »
pronunciations of the letters in general

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Re: Na'vi expressions and idioms
« Reply #43 on: April 15, 2010, 03:42:03 am »
There are several places to look at for pronunciation in general...  you can check out the pronunciation sub forum in the beginner section, there is pronunciation information on the main website and the wiki, and for listening to words spoken there is the audio forum.  I am also working on a collection of pronunciation examples, which you can also find in the audio forum.

I believe that the"Na'vi in a Nutshell" guide as well as the outdated pocket guide also have a section on pronunciation.
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Re: Na'vi expressions and idioms
« Reply #44 on: June 28, 2010, 04:06:03 am »
Remember zola'u nìprrte' from na'viteri.
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Re: Na'vi expressions and idioms
« Reply #45 on: June 28, 2010, 06:41:24 am »
Oe tìy<ìm>awne, "Ngeyä kxetse lu oeru" o<ay>e run ay-fya'o s<ay>ar tsa'u :)

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Re: Na'vi expressions and idioms
« Reply #46 on: June 28, 2010, 06:53:30 am »
I don't know if we have a word for "simple", but if we have it should be:
Oeru nì"simple" yawne lu "..." oel rayun ayfya'ot fpi sayar tsa'u.


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Re: Na'vi expressions and idioms
« Reply #47 on: June 28, 2010, 07:15:12 am »
You can't add infixes to anything that is not a verb.

Damn! I keep making that mistake :(

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Re: Na'vi expressions and idioms
« Reply #48 on: June 28, 2010, 07:07:43 pm »
Remember zola'u nìprrte' from na'viteri.

I modified that slightly in some of my posts: zola'<ei>u nìprrte' :D
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Re: Na'vi expressions and idioms
« Reply #49 on: July 15, 2010, 04:57:02 pm »
Updated with a few from Frommer's blog.

Remember zola'u nìprrte' from na'viteri.
But that wasn't one - that's been in there for awhile - we've had that since the Good Morning America bit.
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Re: Na'vi expressions and idioms
« Reply #50 on: July 15, 2010, 05:03:48 pm »
Updated with a few from Frommer's blog.

Remember zola'u nìprrte' from na'viteri.
But that wasn't one - that's been in there for awhile - we've had that since the Good Morning America bit.

I recently saw that blog had z<iv>a'u nìprrte' in the title.  Hmm....
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Re: Na'vi expressions and idioms
« Reply #51 on: July 15, 2010, 05:08:47 pm »
It's not exactly the same for a few reasons, though I am having trouble expressing exactly what they are.  (The difference is clear in my mind, just not sure how to explain it.)
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Re: Na'vi expressions and idioms
« Reply #52 on: July 15, 2010, 11:36:13 pm »
I interpret it as

   1) being invited to be welcomed (‹iv›)
   2) being welcomed because you arrived (‹ol›)

How about that, ma omängum? :)

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Re: Na'vi expressions and idioms
« Reply #53 on: July 16, 2010, 04:25:25 am »
That's a good way of putting it, yes.  That's about how I interpret it too - invitation vs arrival.
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Re: Na'vi expressions and idioms
« Reply #54 on: July 17, 2010, 11:16:23 am »
...So does this mean "ziva'(ei)u nìprrte'" might become the new "zola(ei)u nìprrte'?"  It seems to me it makes more sense right from the start.
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Re: Na'vi expressions and idioms
« Reply #55 on: July 17, 2010, 11:59:05 am »
No, I don’t think so ;) There’s no either/or
Both forms are correct and valid — the one with ‹iv› you would say when inviting friends for a party in two days time. The one with ‹ol› you’d say to those who actually arrive at the party… That’s how I understand it.

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Re: Na'vi expressions and idioms
« Reply #56 on: July 17, 2010, 10:06:52 pm »
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Re: Na'vi expressions and idioms
« Reply #57 on: September 20, 2010, 06:45:14 am »
this is reallly going to help me !!!

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Re: Na'vi expressions and idioms
« Reply #58 on: December 28, 2010, 02:12:56 pm »
How to translate How is your Na'vi?

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Re: Na'vi expressions and idioms
« Reply #59 on: December 28, 2010, 03:32:27 pm »
How about Frommer’s

    Srake fnan ngal lì’fyati leNa’vi?
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