L E P/Cognition
near-death experience (B)
- condition of being about to die (that Grace experienced: she saw Eywa but could still talk)
be tipsy (B)
- not necessary because of alcohol, just the condition
- from poison?
suspect, doubt, be uncertain (that) (vtr.) (B)
- We doubt the Skypeople can learn this.
- I suspect what he says.
- 'ok si? does the Tree of Voices factor into this somehow?
memorize, commit to memory (B)
- You should memorize 10 Na'vi words a day.
trust (n. or v.) (A)
be right, be wrong (A)
- (k)eyawr si?
- "out of this world", magical
- what did the Na'vi think when first the Sawtute showed up with their sawsìp?
- while the Na'vi wouldn't have words for such a concept originally, after prolonged contact with humans (and with Grace in particular), some terms should have developed. loan or not? In Latin (legere) and German (lesen) "read" is derived from "to collect (characters and words)", in Greek (anagignoskein) it's derived from "to recognize (the characters and words)", in Japanese it's ethymologically related to "sing (a song, sound by sound)".
wonder (v.) (A)
- usage examples would be needed
random, unexpected, surprising (of a thing which was said) (C)
- without pattern
- I intend to be there.
- This developed out of a conversation about going to .
- The Na'vi language is difficult.
- They are very hard to kill.
on purpose (B)
- You dropped that on purpose!
by chance, by accident (A)
- I happened to talk to him yesterday.
- It just happened!
- knowing intuitively what step, jump or movement is possible without thinking or having the slightest doubt. you know that you would not fail, but you will if wait too long.
- doing something risky with the justification "i just knew that this would work", "a Na'vi that feels the wind under the wings of his ikran who feels the exact moment when to do the turn"
- usage examples and derivations wanted
follow one's heart (C)
- trust one's feelings, go on instinct
- as a general concept, but also ways to express various levels in one's perception of materials, actions, sounds etc.
actual, real (A)
- Am I dreaming? No, it's real.
- This is an actual toruk skull.
imagine, envision (A)
- involving äie?
sense (n.) (B)
- Thinking that things are less complex than they are in reality
notice, catch one's eye (A)
- Her beauty caught my eye
- I've noticed a lot of enthusiasm
interesting, interest (A)
self, identity (C)
- Also for things like "I'll do it myself (because no one else can)" (topic?)
- having expected, normal or acceptable thinking
- is keye'ung correct for "insanity"? derived from "sanity"?
eccentric, absent minded (C)
- Not derogatory, but used to describe someone that is intelligent, but kind of has their head in the clouds, is overly curious, and generally does not have their thoughts organized.
- opposite of mllte
- how are these words used? "I disagree with you" = ?
think about (C)
- be on one's mind
- be concerned about, have a vested interest in
- I don't care, I don't give a damn, It's all the same to me
- no matter what happens
- Regardless of what you did, I still love you.
luck, chance (A)
- do the Na'vi believe in luck (rather than skill)? is luck=Eywa?
the luck is changing (B)
- the tide has turned
- das blatt hat sich gewendet
- dark times behind us, brighter times ahead
mean, signify (A)
- These clouds mean the storm is approaching
known, familiar (vs.) unknown, unfamiliar (B)
- Particle accelerators are unknown to extraterrestrial neolithic cultures.
- The person next to him looked suspiciously familiar.
- relatet to "kewong"? Besides: Is "kewong" something like "not like us"/"different" or is "alien" really meant in the sense of "out-worldly" only?
reckon, estimate (C)
- I reckon this tree is at least zam arm-spans tall
ignorant, foolish (A)
- "No fear. But stupid! Ignorant like a child!"
example, for instance (A)
- I'll give you an example ...
- There are different animals on Pandora, e. g. ...
- In some languages both expressions are related, e. g. German: "Beispiel" (example), "zum Beispiel" (for example); in other languages they are very different, e. g. Japanese: "rei" (example), "tatoeba" (for example).
aware, attentive (C)
- He is aware (he notices things).
riddle, unsolved problem (B)
- your idea <helped> me a lot
- this tool is <useful> for our clan
sensible, reasonable (A)
- right, intelligent
- first everyone agreed it was a good decision but it turned out that we all have overseen something obvious. so the decision was neither good nor <sensible>
- first everyone agreed it was a good decision but we had no luck at all. so the decision was not good but "I-would-do-it-the-same-way-again" (sensible from the past perspective)
meaningful, of great importance (A)
- has a meaning by itself; important without an obvious reason
- every living being is <meaingful> for the forest and for itself
- it is <important> that you MAKE this momentous decision
- stronger/more general than tsranten
affecting noninvolved persons or things (A)
- remember your actions are <word>. if you are careless that would be risky for us too.
- it can be very <word> when you wipe out "only" one species.
foreseeable, predictable (A)
- it was <word> that the yerik will run away when you make too much noise.
- sth that causes you being overwhelmed by emotion/fascination
- It was <word> when i first saw the forest at night.
- transfer memories etc. to the Tree of Voices/Eywa via tsaheylu
- transfer memories etc. from the Tree of Voices/Eywa via tsaheylu
wish (v) (B)
- I wish Hometree was never destroyed.
- most likely more a grammatical question ... how to form hypopthetic clauses and unrealisable wishes (Latin: Utinam ...).
- He ignored the warning signs.
- Intentional vs. unintentional ignorance?
trick, stratagem (C)
- We will use a trick to trap the yerik.
- Also, "use a trick, trick someone/something."
recognize, realize (C)
- I realized my mistake at once.
- I don't recognize this place.
- Ancient Greek plays aspect tricks with "know" for these ideas.
mystery, puzzle, enigma (C)
- Their behavior is a mystery.
- Their decisions were enigmatic.
waffle, vacillate, be unable to decide (C)
- She was going back and forth about when to leave.
- I can't decide.
dull, boring, bore (v) (C)
- The children were pretending to be asleep.
- This bug will pretend to be dead to confuse hunters.
- Do you believe the sky people will do this?
- In Chinese this is 相信, "see-for-oneself true." Believing a state of affairs may be different from believing a person.
aspect, angle, dimension, facet, 面 (C)
- Every aspect of this discussion is ridiculous and a waste of our time.
- The one aspect that you mentioned that is interesting to me is the the method you plan to use to extract the data.
- The story has many facets and elegantly ties them all together by the end.
trend, tendency (C)
- The amount of water in the river tends to be lower in the dry season than the wet season.
- There is a recent trend for thanator to gather near the lake.
opposite, diametrically different, of a contrary meaning, 反対 (C)
- No, it's the exact OPPOSITE meaning from what you're suggesting.
- Good is the opposite of bad.