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Old 08-27-2013, 02:52 AM
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The language looks really involved and I know some of the common words like elyan, Kaltxi, aytsmuke, tsmukan, tsmuke, Irayo, but if I am ever able to really get serious about the language, this starting thread is very nice

One thing that I am curious about are Na'vi words for weather, there are some cool terms in the dictionary so I gathered those and tried ( very rudimentally I might add) to make some weather terms that were not in there, here is the list if anyone was interested or has any input on it

NA'VI WEATHER TERMS:




Hufweayrrap=windstorm


Mnahufwe= tornado?


Tomperw=sleet


Tompa=rain


Tskxepayatompa=freezing rain?


Rawmpxomayrrap or 'rrpxomayrrap= thunderstorm


Herw=snow


Txanfwerw=blizzard


Som=hot


Txasom=very hot


Wew=cold


txawew=very cold


Paynga'=humid/moist/damp


Txantompa=rainstorm, heavy rain


Piak=clear/sunny


Yapay=fog/mist/steam


Leyapay=foggy/misty


Tstu=cloudy


Mawlatstu=partly cloudy?


Txampxatstu=mostly cloudy?


Txampxapiak=mostly clear


Tskxaytsyp=hail
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:34 AM
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Cool list!

I agree with all the ones that already exist. But unfortunately, you can't just make up your own like that. This language, for the sake of consistency, only has one creator. However, you can go over to the LearnNavi.org forums and suggest those words in the Lexical Expansion Project (LEP) Anonymous submissions. Members of LN can anonymously submit words to the Na'vi language creator, Paul Frommer, who then decides if the word makes it in or not and posts them on his blog, naviteri.org

Interesting things though. Some of these terms, rather than being just 1:1 word translations have their own story/idiom to them.

For "It's nice out", we have Taw lu piak "The sky is open."
For "The sun is shining" we have Tsawke Lrrtok si "The sun smiles".
For "It's raining" we have Zerup tompa "Rain is falling".

And so on. It's quite beautiful, really.

There is a cool post on Pawl's blog about the weather:

Yafkeykri pngkxo frapo — Everyone talks about the weather | Na'viteri.org
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^Irayo that's is really cool, I will def check that stuff out
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loved that weather blog, still most of it was over my head very cool still though
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Stuff like

(v. intr.: FKEY.tok, infixes 2, 2)

I can explani if you want. It's mostly there for the dictionary crew and for technical info on the word. Like type of word, how to pronounce, and where changes go when making other forms of that word.
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Yes , its awesome that it is that involved, but it is somewhat intimidating' ill probably have to start with the basic stuff and work my way up , Irayo for the offer
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Yeah, I guess don't really worry about those parts right now.

Related to that post sort of, check this out:

Audio and Video Learning Materials for Na'vi 101!

In the handout is a little section about the weather.
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thank you for your help, I think I am going to take a break, and come back to it later this evening
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okay cool.

No hurries, no worries I always say
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Well here are a few things that I tried today..

Oel tayakuk ngat

I will strike you

Oel tayakuk tsa'u

I will strike that thing.

ngal tsraye'i tskxet

You will throw that rock.

ngal tsrame'i tskxet

You threw that rock

Oel tayul almit tsatrr

I ran far today.

Tomorrow I start work again, so it may once again be a challenge for me to balance time asit takes a lot of energy to learn something new, but I will def. Try.
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Old 07-17-2014, 06:25 AM
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Well here are a few things that I tried today..

Oel tayakuk ngat

I will strike you

Oel tayakuk tsa'ut

I will strike that thing.

ngal tsraye'i tsatskxet

You will throw that rock.

ngal tsrame'i tsatskxet

You threw that rock

Oe tamul alm ftrr

I ran far today.

Tomorrow I start work again, so it may once again be a challenge for me to balance time as it takes a lot of energy to learn something new, but I will def. Try.
Hey these are pretty good!

just a few little things. I believe you get the general idea though.

Tips:
-l and -t only go on nouns, and only work with verbs marked vtr. or vtrm.
<am> = past, <ay> = future
tsa- prefix for nouns = "that ___ "
f- prefix for nouns = "this ____"
ftrr = today (this day)
alm is adv.
tul is vin.

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I'm going to actually get ready before the next meetup, at least know some na'vi, even if I'm just memorizing phrases... and I'll check them here first
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Txantsan! Though perhaps now that I'm thinking of it... This is an old lesson 1 thread... Maybe we should split and continue all the practice and correction into a new Practice sentences thread?
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As I mentioned on your profile, if you'd want such a thread stickied I'll be happy to do so for you
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^Irayo ntxan ma 'eylan, tsasfpl lu sltsan
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