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Old 07-30-2014, 12:59 AM
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A few more
Oe srung sayi wem RDA.
I will help fight the RDA

Oey txewk lu ku'up!
My club is heavy.
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Oey sa'nok sa'nok 'efu nltsan set.
Kosman! Another, probably more common, way to say this is

Oeri Sa'nok sa'nokur lu fpom set.
Oe-ri sa'nok- sa'nok-ur lu fpom set
As for me, mother's mother-to is peace/wellbeing now.
"My grandmother has peace/wellbeing now." -OR- "My grandmother is well now."




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Ngaru lu lefpoma krr srak?
Did you have a good time?
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Oe srung sayi fte wivem RDAti.
I will help fight the RDA
AYAYAYAYAYAYA!!

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Oey txewk lu ku'up!
My club is heavy.
Yo' !

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Sweylu txo faysukru livu pxi s litx.
Sweylu txo fay+[t->s]ukru l<iv>u pxi s litx.
Best-is if these-spear be sharp and sharp.
"These spears should be sharp as a needle and sharp as a blade."

^ Translated the meaning not the words, because there is a distinction the Na'vi make that isn't made in English between being sharp as in seriously pointy like a needle, and sharp as in seriously sharp edge like a knife blade.
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Old 07-30-2014, 03:55 AM
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txantsan! ma 'eylan. Tsa'u eltur ttxan si.

excellent! my friend. That is interesting.

ngal tse'a ayioangit srak?
Did you see any animals?
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txantsan! ma 'eylan. Tsa'u eltur ttxen si.
excellent! my friend. That is interesting.
Bonus points for using eltur ttxen si correctly by not putting lu. So many people still make that mistake.

I'm glad you found that interesting! There are several other not-so-easily-translatable distinctions too. Like the 5 waterfall types:

Se'ayl:



Kxor:



Syanan:



Rurur:



Tseltsul:



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ngal tse'a ayioangit srak?
Did you see any animals?
Srane Oel tse'a fayioangit:
Yes I saw these animals:



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Old 07-30-2014, 06:26 AM
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txantsan!!!

Oeru sunu frog !
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Old 07-30-2014, 06:29 AM
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Also that is amazing about all the different waterfall terms.!
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Oeru sunu syanan s rurur frato.
Syanan and rurur are my favourite.

I could just chill at either of those all day.

Frogs!

Yeah I like that kind of stuff. Here's another KOSMAN example of an untranslatable Na'vi word:

Meoauniaea. Its definition came to us like this:

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Fl'u ral lu tme'em s trusey m hifkey na Nawma Sa'nok hapx
->"This word's meaning is harmony and living in the world as part of the Great Mother."

This one word comprises basically, the entire Na'vi philosophy and way of life. What a wonderful and sacred word indeed.
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ngal srung si oeru tsyl Inikimaya srak?
Will you help me climb Inikimaya?
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More :p

Oeru ke lu kea tsmuke
"I have no sisters"
Oel ke tul ftrrit
"I did not run today"
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And one more, this might end badly... hrh

Ngaru tsu'oa plltxe nNa'vi lu sltsan, pum ke lu sltsan.
"Your ability of speaking in the Na'vi way is good, mine is not."
"your ability to speak Na'vi is good, mine is not"

After reading the latest lesson I have realized that... It takes pum to know pum!
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ngal srung si oeru fte tsyivl Inikimayati srak?
Will you help me climb Inikimaya?
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Oeru ke lu kea tsmuke
"I have no sisters"
Oel ke tul ftrrit
"I did not run today"
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And one more, this might end badly... hrh

Ngaru tsu'oa plltxe nNa'vi lu sltsan, pum ke lu sltsan.
"Your ability of speaking in the Na'vi way is good, mine is not."
"your ability to speak Na'vi is good, mine is not"

After reading the latest lesson I have realized that... It takes pum to know pum!
Check this post out: L'fyari po pey? How good is her Na'vi?

There's a really Na'vi way to say this. Basically, "As for the language [which, I believe the word l'fya, to a Na'vi, would have to basically automatically mean the Na'vi language, because there hasn't been another language on Pandora for 18000 years until humans came and introduced English], you stand on a high level, and I stand on a low level." or "As for the language, you stand on a master's level, I stand on a low/beginner's one" and such.

Formally:
L'fyari nga kllkxem sn kxayly ulte oe sn tmy kllkxem
As for the language, you stand on high level and I on low level stand.

Informally:
L'fyari nga kxayl, oe tmy.
As for language, you (stand on) high-level, I (stand on) low-level.

Cool, right?

Also, It's awesome to always see new sentences in here. Thanks for posting!
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Irayo Ntxan ma tsmukan!!

That is very neat, I was just trying to find a way to use pum :nsmile:

I still am getting tripped up on verb sentences that don't have the (l) like the run today sentence, and the "fte" thing. hrh.
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One way to use pum (as you may remember from the AvatarMeet handout) is whenever you want to say mine, his, hers, yours, ours, theirs.

Oey ikran lu ta'lengean sl ngey pum lu rkean.
Oe-y ikran lu ta'lengean sl ng-ey pum lu rkean.
My banshee is skin-blue but your one is leaf-green.
My ikran is blue, but yours is green.

More (Official canon) examples of pum:

Lam set fwa sawtute akawng holum; pum asltsan ''awn.
Lam set fwa (ay+)[t->s]awtute a-kawng h<ol>um; pum a-sltsan ''awn.
Seems now this: skypeople evil have-left; one good remain.
It seems now that the evil skypeople have left; the good ones remain.

Pol zolet oey sfplit pxel pum a tngzkit ngop.
Po-l z<ol>et oe-y sfpl-it pxel pum a tngzk-it ngop
He treated my idea as one that problem creates.
He treated my idea as though it created a problem.

Ta’leng prrnen lu faoi, pum koaktu ekxtxu.
Ta'leng prrnen- lu faoi, pum koaktu- ekxtxu.
Skin baby's is smooth, one oldperson's rough.
A baby’s skin is smooth, an old person’s is rough.

Thawl lesng’i lu tkangkemvi skxawng, sl pum alu f’u yo’ n’aw.
The original plan was the work of an idiot, but this one is just perfect.

Masat oey ley nftxan na pum ngey.
My breastplate is as valuable as (OR: worth as much as) yours.

Maybe that sheds a light on what pum is and how it's used.

As for the -l thing...

We know that we can ONLY ever use -l (or -t for that matter too) with a word makred as vtr. in the dictionary. Tul is marked as vin.

Tul, in Na'vi, ONLY means run, in the sense of sprint or dash (or walk really fast? ) So therefore you can never "tul" something like you can hunt something or eat something or find something. And in the sentence "I run today", you are not *"running a today", you are just running. And today is a word to add more detail, talking about the running. When are you running? Today.

And fte just means "(in order) to" and it causes the next verb to have <iv> inside.

Oe k set fte yivom
I go now to eat.

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Old 08-02-2014, 01:10 AM
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Irayo!

Oe k set fte tkangkem sivi.
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Plltxe Li'fya hu nga fwa lu 'o'
"This thing which is speaking the language with you is fun"
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