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Swoka Swizaw:
First off, I am sure that this is NOT the correct place to put this topic, as it's more noval than informative about anything, but may provide an idea about how the Na'vi define off-world concepts. (And the "vocabulary" page is bleak and dead.)

Anyway, how do you all think that Na'vi might define "snow?" We have words for "water," and "cold," but nothing for "to freeze" or "frozen," which with a relatively limited corpus is understandable. Of course, does that, then, mean that Frommer will once again pull back the veil to the other dimension and See Eywa'eveng with a flurry of white stuff? I don't think so...but who knows what Cameron, too, will derive.

Much ado aside, can we define "snow" with the resources that exist on Pandora?

wm.annis:
We had "ice" but not "snow" on the list.  Since Pandora as both mountains and poles, I see no reason to rule snow out of Na'vi experience entirely.

Swoka Swizaw:

--- Quote from: wm.annis on April 11, 2010, 09:50:10 am ---We had "ice" but not "snow" on the list.  Since Pandora as both mountains and poles, I see no reason to rule snow out of Na'vi experience entirely.

--- End quote ---

Well, I didn't JUST mean snow...but ANYthing Arctic-like in nature. I just don't see how we can have any of it.

Nìwotxkrr Tìyawn:
Well we know for sure there are some subarctic regions and it's not a huge step to go to arctic next.

Swoka Swizaw:
Right. I think that I just mean anything that seems contrary to what I assume's a planetary tropical climate. (Yes, I know, I'm assuming...)

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