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Old 06-29-2010, 10:33 PM
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I mean, the way to make a doer of a verb is to attach a -yu, am I right?
Isn't it now Toruk ride?
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Old 06-29-2010, 10:36 PM
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That's cos it's da ****!
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Old 06-30-2010, 04:49 AM
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It's a name, not a grammatical term.
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It's a name, not a grammatical term.
Yea! What she said, I mean he. my bad... lol
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Old 06-30-2010, 05:51 AM
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Its Toruk Makto in the survival guide....you do not question the survival guide...o.o...
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It's a good question. I'll try to post a question at learnnavi about this. It should be Maktoyu...

Oel Toruk makto lu - I'm a toruk rider (I'm riding it)

I guess it's about the definition of -yu.
-yu might only mark profession. Since riding a Toruk is a unique thing... When you ride it you're not a "pro Toruk driver which does that very often".

Toruk Maktoyu - A guy that rides a Toruk often
Toruk Taron - This might be a definition of an epic Toruk hunter
Toruk Taronyu - A guy that often hunts Toruks

So basicaly (I think) -yu doesn't have a simple definition.
Just because you eat cheese, in Na'vi it doesn't mean you're a cheese eater (a state of action: you eat cheese != you're a cheese eater).
If you eat cheese a lot, as in often, regulary, or whatever... you might then call yourself a cheese eater.

Congratulations for a good question, lol
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Old 07-01-2010, 08:59 AM
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Nicely put.

As said by El though. YOU DON'T QUESTION THE SURVIVAL GUIDE IF YOU KNOW WHAT'S GOOD FOR YOU!
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:18 AM
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Why did I write that -yu is ü ... nvm that
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