L E P/Motion
bend, flex (A)
- The plant bends in the wind.
- She bent over the viperwolf.
- He bent the bow too far, so it broke.
cross (v.) (A)
- intersect, bisect
- A hexapede crossed my territory today.
- I hope our paths cross again.
raise, elevate, lift (B)
- She was asleep so I lifted her up and put her in the hammock.
- I raised my bow and took aim.
shake, tremble (A)
- The ikran shook its wings to get the water off.
- Shake a tree branch to get fruit to fall. (causative)
- Sky people shake when afraid.
wrap, surround (A)
- He wrapped the cloth around her.
- The grass surrounded him.
limp, move with impairment (C)
- His horse limped after they ran too fast.
- I have limped ever since that day.
- When will we climb Iknimaya?
- He was climbing the tree, but fell off.
jump (spä) (C)
- Jake jumped from the top of the tree.
- Jake jumped on a pa'li.
- Is jumping onto something the same like jumping down? How about jumping up and down?
land (v.) (B)
- touch down after a jump
- might with tì- become "step"
rise (v) (C)
- After he crashed on the ground, Jake rised again.
- Is rising from the ground the same like rising of a planet/sun (see: Physical world)?
- move on all fours
- from a vine, like Tarzan
trip (v.) (B)
- causing another person/animal to lose their balance
- I stumbled over a root
- including falling or not
lose hold, slip (B)
- different words for slipping with your hands or your feet
- like a heavy giant leaf compared to an elastic little branch
nimble, quick (B)
circle, move around (C)
- The thanator circled its prey
- move by small jumps
- the palulukan does this, and Neytiri to save powered-down Jake from raging Tsu’tey
- to jump upwards – I'd expect the Na’vi to use this a lot
- the controlled fall where you grab onto the foliage to decelerate – needs a separate verb or noun
jump attack (A)
- Neytiri and Tsu’tey do this, seems to be a traditional Na’vi move – perhaps the same as pounce
walk on all fours (A)
- Hungarian: négykézláb (= four-hands-feet); again, the Na’vi do this a lot, deserves a standalone verb
- also with one leg extended to the side, favored pose of Neytiri
evade detection, escape something's notice, move without being noticed (B)
- I was hunting the yerik, but it evaded me.
- He evaded (snuck up on) the Tawtute and captured him.
- Don't let this matter evade (escape) you (your attention).
- Lifted (and slightly stretched semantically) from Ancient Greek λανθάνω.
block, get in the way (C)
- A thanator was blocking my way.
- Don't get in my way!
- Extend to idea of "interfere?"
- Run away! It's a thanator!
- I think my cup is leaking water.
- Be careful! I spilled yerik grease there.
carry, bear (n) (C)
- I carried this yerik all the way from Three Rivers.
- Here, you carry the baby for a while.
- I wasn't paying attention and crashed my ikran.
step, take a step (C)
- Step lightly on the earth.
- He took a careless step and fell off.
trample, step on (C)
- Don't step on that!
- The 'angtsìk almost trampled us!
withdraw, retreat, fall back (C)
- They have too many warriors — we must withdraw.
- We will never retreat!
take off, take flight (C)
- All the riti took flight when the shuttle flew over.
- (To an ikran rider): You took off very clumsily.
- We all scattered when the thanator appeared.