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Old 03-28-2012, 11:05 PM
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Kaltxi...
I was wondering if you could use na'vi words to create Idioms such as
or Natkenong........
Ronsem Kawkrr/Kawkrr Ronsem...

And I suppose most would understand me if I said to a Skxawng..
Frip oe!!!
but could that work?

or Pom fi'u or Pom ma oeya Txim....
What do you think? I do apreciate your time all...
Irayo Nitxan..........
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:42 AM
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Kawkrr ronsem wouldn't work, that's too much of an idiom.

Tho the other 2:
'bite me' would be "oeti frivp" or "frivp oeti" (patientive case on "oe" and <iv> in "frp" for command)
'kiss my ass' is "pivom oey txmit." (<iv> for command and patientive case on "txm")

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Fpl na Na'vi. Plltxe na Na'vi. Tran na Na'vi. Kame na Na'vi.
Think like the Na'vi. Talk like the Na'vi. Walk like the Na'vi. See like the Na'vi.

Tokx alu tawtute, tirea leNa'vi
Human body, Na'vi spirit

Uniltrantokxl oeri txe'lanit n'aw takeiuk n'ul txa' fralo
Avatar only strikes my heart harder every time

Tsaye'a ngal fra'ut a krr tse'a ngal ke'ut
When you see nothing, you will see everything

L'fyari leNa'vi: Rutxe fmivi. Zene fko tskxekeng sivi fte nivume. Txopu r' si fwa lu keyawr.
Regarding the Na'vi language: Please try. One must practice in order to learn. Don't fear being wrong

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Old 03-30-2012, 04:27 AM
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<iv> for commands completely optional. In fact, personally, i wouldnt use subjunctive for something like kiss my ass. HrH

Frp oet

Would work nicely as would

Pom oey txmit

Bottom line, I understand you, but it just seems rather wrong (though hilarious ;D) to directry translate idioms. Idioms usually have a different version in different languages. Never mind may exist in na'vi at some point but it will most likely not be kawkrr ronsem.
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:43 PM
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Irayo...hrh......
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:59 PM
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oh one more thing......is there anyway to call your mate baby without it being an insult?
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:05 AM
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oh one more thing......is there anyway to call your mate baby without it being an insult?
I still think calling a grown person baby is weird. (what a weird idiomatic "petname")

I don't believe calling someone prrnen would be good or nearly the same as like a "hey baby "

I'm not sure what the typical Na'vi tutan would call his tute and vice versa. good question. to which there is not yet an answer.
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I've heard it took the creators almost a year to create this language!
This is really not the easiest job!
So now we can even use it in our everyday speech and even learn it! Very useful!
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:15 PM
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Well, this is kinda offtopic, but so what...

AfaIk J. Cameron has preset some words or at least the sound of some words in his script for Avatar and it was Paul Frommer who created the language over a 4 years period of time. And finishing this process of creating and refining the language is far from over.

Especially interesting to me is the fact that you can literally watch the language develop and even be a part of it (by suggesting new words - "LEP - Lexical Expansion Project").
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Old 04-28-2012, 03:43 AM
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'kiss my ass' is "pivom oey txmit." (<iv> for command and patientive case on "txm")

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So, if I want someone to kiss me, I'd just say "pivom oey tsawla txmit", right? Or rather, that would be right for a girlfriend who's inviting someone to kiss me, like "Be my guest... kiss my big butt... there he is!"



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Old 04-28-2012, 03:54 AM
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Huh? O.o

You don't just go up to ppl and say kiss my big butt... xD
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Old 04-28-2012, 04:16 AM
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Huh? O.o
It was a joke, playing with my user name... hmm, if you have to explain jokes, the fun of them just deflates...



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Old 04-28-2012, 02:51 PM
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I see. I wonder if we are able to use utf8 characters in our names...
because *"txim" should have grave accent i not regular.
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Old 04-28-2012, 04:21 PM
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Na'vi aving fangs as they do, I wouldn't invite anyone to BITE ME

How about GRAB A BITE as in eating? NIA FIRIP
(Sorry, can't install your keyboard on my OS)
Mi oeya vur, Ateyo is constantly trying to translate yumon idioms into Na'vi.
Imagine the confusion with SKELETON CREW!!!
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In English we sometimes us My Love and My Sweet, so OEYA YAWNETU ulte OEYA KALINA ???
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Even though idioms wouldn't WORK on Pandora, it is an amusing exercise for fans, though I am sure that Sempul Frommer would be doing PALM FACE right about now!

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