New Vocabulary II-Part 1

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New Vocabulary II-Part 1
Release date February 28, 2011
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The Vocabulary Committee has been working overtime! The February submission was particularly rich, inventive . . . and massive. It's going to take me a while to work through all the suggestions, discussions, and examples, and getting out the results will require more than a few blog posts. But I wanted to get in one more post before February turns into March, at least here in California. So for the time being, here are a couple of innovations I liked, which are now officially part of Na'vi. Much more to follow. Livu faylì'fyavi lesar ayngaru!

Hide[edit]

  • wan ‘hide' (vtr.)
1 Navi:New Vocabulary II-Part 1/1 He hid his tool under the leaves. 1

Pol sä'oti wolan äo ayrìk. ‘He hid his tool under the leaves.'

As reflexive (with the –äp- infix), ‘to hide oneself':

2 Navi:New Vocabulary II-Part 1/2 Hide! The Sky people are coming! 2
3 Navi:New Vocabulary II-Part 1/3 Why are you hiding? 3

Wäpan! Sawtute za'u! ‘Hide! The Sky people are coming!'

Nga pelun wäperan? ‘Why are you hiding?'

Idioms and derivations[edit]

4 Navi:New Vocabulary II-Part 1/4 He's keeping his idea a secret. 4

Pol säfpìlit verar wivan. ‘He's keeping his idea a secret.'

  • nìwan (adv.) secretly; in hiding, by hiding
5 Navi:New Vocabulary II-Part 1/5 The hunters lie in wait, prepared to ambush. 5

Samsiyu perey nìwan. ‘The hunters lie in wait, prepared to ambush.'

  • tìwan (n.) ‘obfuscation, cover-up'
  • letwan (adj.) ‘dodgy, sneaky (of a person)'

Swim[edit]

  • slele ‘swim' (vin.) (SLE.le; infixes 1,2)
6 Navi:New Vocabulary II-Part 1/6 It's dangerous for tiny ones to swim in the river without an adult watching. 6

Lehrrap lu fwa evitsyìp slele mì hilvan luke fwa fyeyntu terìng nari. ‘It's dangerous for tiny ones to swim in the river without an adult watching.'

Derivations[edit]

7 Navi:New Vocabulary II-Part 1/7 You can only get there by swimming or riding an ikran. 7

Tsun fko tsatsengene kivä nìslele fu fa fwa ikranit makto nì'aw. ‘You can only get there by swimming or riding an ikran.'