New Vocabulary II-Part 1
|New Vocabulary II-Part 1|
|Release date||February 28, 2011|
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!
- 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
|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)'
- 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.'
- nìslele ‘by swimming'
|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.'