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PostAuthor: aldo ixnay » Mon Aug 29, 2005 9:38 pm

what about "Wretched"? :D

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PostAuthor: Nighthawk4 » Tue Aug 30, 2005 4:41 pm

Granny and Grandad please? :wink:
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PostAuthor: Snow » Tue Aug 30, 2005 6:31 pm

aldo ixnay wrote:what about "Wretched"? :D


Celedor? :p

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PostAuthor: Rain&Clouds » Tue Aug 30, 2005 6:36 pm

Cel'edor :) It needs apostrophes to sound elven!

Oh and how do we say snow?

*hopes it's something hillarious*
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PostAuthor: Nighthawk4 » Tue Aug 30, 2005 6:45 pm

Rain&Clouds wrote:Cel'edor :) It needs apostrophes to sound elven!

Oh and how do we say snow?

*hopes it's something hillarious*


How about Wr'etch'ed ? :wink:

Apostrophes added to make it look Elven :lol:
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PostAuthor: Aloro » Tue Aug 30, 2005 9:26 pm

Rain&Clouds wrote:Oh and how do we say snow?


"Snow" = shelega

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PostAuthor: Significant Owl » Tue Sep 06, 2005 10:49 am

Eef wrote:While we're at it, is there a word for lantern or torch? Or just a general object that gives light?


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PostAuthor: Boo_Bear » Tue Sep 06, 2005 11:23 am

I'm curious about the word please. We have thanks, but not please.
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PostAuthor: Demonseed » Tue Sep 06, 2005 11:39 am

how about
"Die Reaver Scum"

or is that a bit too much to ask :)
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PostAuthor: Moonyju » Tue Sep 06, 2005 4:21 pm

p0m wrote:
Aloro wrote:Thus... Love (noun) = ooheva goodel
And thus... My love = ooveha goodel shooli


I vote we cut it down, the way Oo'good'toova has been. To say, perhaps oo'good'shooli?

Just suggesting, as I'm sure my main will get tired of saying "ooveha goodel shooli" every third line :oops:



Hmmm... I was using oo'good'shooli to follow the oo'good toova pattern...

Oohev goodel toova = oo'good toova
Oohev goodel shooli = oo'good shooli

Then, after discussion with another player who's first language is close to Avlissian Elven, we thought of "oo'shooli". (Can't remember the whole reasoning behind this though, sorry... :oops:) "Oohevas goodel" is 'to like well (more...)'... so 'goodel' acts more as an adjective rather than being part of the verb... or is it?

Same for 'I love you'.
Eni oohev goodel ta. = Eni oo'good ta.

Is that ok or should I just refrain from using those expressions until everything is officialised?

Any details and more info about this would be appreciated.
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PostAuthor: Moonyju » Tue Sep 06, 2005 4:36 pm

Aloro wrote:
Pessoa wrote:
Aloro wrote:Thus... Love (noun) = ooheva goodel

Are you sure its "ooheva"?

Orleron wrote:Converting a verb to a noun:

-Take the stem and add the 'ith' ending.

Some verbs like Sheras (to sing) do not follow this rule.

Examples:

taynas (to give) becomes taynith (giving)

tikvooas (to hope) becomes tikvooith (hope, or hoping)

There is no distinction in elven between the gerund (-ing ending) form of a verb turned into a noun and its non gerund form. Thus, hope and hoping are both tikvooith, and you must know the context of the sentence to figure out which is which.

Following this, I've assumed that "love" as a noun would be "oohevith goodel", which is what my main calls his significant other, as a term of endearment; only he often drops the "goodel" as its just easier to say it without.


You're right. This is one instance of contradictory rules posted. There have been some nouns formed by adding the -a to a verb stem, but let's stick with the general rule here. So "my love" would be oohevith goodel shooli, or in short form, oo'good'li.


Crap, saw that one a bit late... sorry :oops: .... so oo'good'li it is... though I presume 'li is short for shooli... so would oo'good shooli be acceptable too?
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PostAuthor: Aloro » Tue Sep 06, 2005 5:01 pm

Boo_Bear wrote:I'm curious about the word please. We have thanks, but not please.


"To please" = toobas

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PostAuthor: tygermoon » Wed Sep 07, 2005 10:33 pm

Aloro wrote:
Boo_Bear wrote:I'm curious about the word please. We have thanks, but not please.


"To please" = toobas

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So "please, my love" would be: "Toobith, oo'good'li" ? Or is that "It's pleasing, my love." ?

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PostAuthor: Significant Owl » Thu Nov 24, 2005 10:50 am

Signifigant Owl wrote:
Eef wrote:While we're at it, is there a word for lantern or torch? Or just a general object that gives light?


:)


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PostAuthor: Ellowin » Fri Dec 30, 2005 5:33 pm

Is there a word for bear? Or any other animals in the forest?
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PostAuthor: p0m » Fri Dec 30, 2005 8:38 pm

kaya is probably the closest, as it means "Animal".

Not so sure about bear.
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PostAuthor: Boo_Bear » Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:13 am

Aloro wrote:
Boo_Bear wrote:I'm curious about the word please. We have thanks, but not please.


"To please" = toobas

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Oh great, thanks!! :D
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PostAuthor: Pessoa » Fri Jan 06, 2006 10:25 pm

Concerning command form, based on the languages I know, I'm assuming that you simply drop the infinitive ending.

For example, lulecetas ("to go") in command form would be "Lulecet!" (singular) or "Lulecetu!" (plural).

Nofaylas ("to attack") would be "Nofayl!" or "Nofaylu!", etc.

Am I correct?
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PostAuthor: tygermoon » Fri Jan 06, 2006 10:41 pm

Do we have Nanshilae for the terms "brother" and "sister" or all the familial relationships? They're not in any lists that I've found...


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PostAuthor: Nighthawk4 » Fri Jan 06, 2006 10:59 pm

tygermoon wrote:Do we have Nanshilae for the terms "brother" and "sister" or all the familial relationships? They're not in any lists that I've found...


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Try here :wink:
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PostAuthor: Moonyju » Mon Jan 23, 2006 7:29 pm

Aloro wrote:
Eef wrote:Erm... what about these?

sister ooktan
brother ookt
neice vat'ookt (daughter of brother)
neice vat'ooktan (daughter of sister)
nephew van'ookt (son of brother)
nephew van'ooktan (son of sister)
uncle loond
aunt looda


from this thread:

http://www.avlis.org/viewtopic.php?t=9057&highlight=nanshilae

*confused now*


Son-of-a...

Heh, I'm in touch right now with the Nanshilae developer. We'll sort this out. It seems some of the words he made already existed in other forms, and our master list isn't up to date anymore. Maybe Orl added those more recently, I'm not sure. :)

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Any word on this? or should we go with Orl's list for now? or Aloro's...? or...? :)

Just curious.. thanks! :D
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PostAuthor: Fire Monkey » Sat Jan 28, 2006 5:31 pm

I would love to know the Elven word for one who "stalks" or "follows", its a favourite elvish past time so there must be a good word for it :)
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PostAuthor: Rain&Clouds » Sat Jan 28, 2006 6:23 pm

Fire Monkey wrote:I would love to know the Elven word for one who "stalks" or "follows", its a favourite elvish past time so there must be a good word for it :)


I'm glad someone else gets it! :) We're not dangerous, we just have peculiar pass times.
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PostAuthor: Boo_Bear » Fri Feb 24, 2006 1:20 am

I was wondering, is there a word for "gift" and "grace"? If we use grace as a title, like Your Grace, does the word change? Thanks in advance :D
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PostAuthor: Significant Owl » Fri Feb 24, 2006 2:04 pm

Signifigant Owl wrote:
Signifigant Owl wrote:
Eef wrote:While we're at it, is there a word for lantern or torch? Or just a general object that gives light?


:)


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