L E P/Basic actions and technology

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Lexical Expansion Project

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miss (C)

He shot the arrow but missed the target.

saddle (B)

For riding ikran.

basket (A)

woven container
We know the Na'vi weave, and baskets are mentioned in the ASG.

knot (n. vtr. and derivations) (B)

stretch, pull (A)

I will stretch the cord onto the bow.

pull out, extract, remove (from enclosure, entrapment etc.) (vtr.) (A)

She pulled the arrow out of the hexapede.
We were pulling out the roots.
This focuses more on extraction than the movement (vs. za'ärìp "pull").

chip (v.) (B)

chip away at, slowly break or crack
I chipped away at the stone until it was a nice (something).
My spearhead chipped when I killed the sturmbeest.

shatter (B)

smash into many pieces
The pot shattered when it fell.

break (v.) (B)

make unusable
He dry-fired my bow and it broke.
I will break your arm, bastard!

break (v.) (C)

break spirit or domesticate
break a horse
I will not let the enemy break me

repeair, mend, fix (A)

The bow was not really too broken, and she repaired it in a day.

lift spirits, increase morale, comfort or heal depression (B)

My friends comforted me when my grandmother died.

muscle, force (v.) (B)

indimidate through physical threat or otherwise cause someone to do something against their will
He forced his way through the door.
They tried to block her path but she muscled through them both.

squeeze (B)

pinch or compress
To get the juice from the fruit you have to squeeze it hard.
She pinched my lovehandles and startled me.

embrace (B)

hold or hug
Mother gives the biggest hugs.
I embraced her as she died.

tool, utensil (A)

While useful as a generic term, it would also be a great help in naming specific tools.

knife, blade (A)

rope (B)

belt, strap (B)

mimic, imitate (C)

The hunter imitates the call of the animal.

musical instrument (B)

There may not be a generic word for this, but instead separate words for wind vs. stringed, say.

carve, incise (C)

We will carve out your bow later.
She carved a pattern into the cup.

back into shape, back into condition (C)

indicating that the core action is done to bring something back into a preferred or original state
Klingon verb suffix {-Ha'}: {jotlh} "take down", {jotlhHa'} "put back up"; {boq} "ally with", {boqHa'} "separate from"

offer (v. and n.) (A)

I offer my help
This is a good offer

feel (A)

examine by touch
I felt the soft fabric
He felt the scars on his arm with his hand
distinct from 'ampi?

hit (v.) (A)

a broad, less specific term for using the body or a body part to physically impact something else

use the tail (A)

in various ways; different words?

steal (B)

Not necessarily implying doing something unlawful (perhaps they should have two words with one for this) but rather implying taking something without asking for it or without the foreknowledge of the owner.

talent, skill (B)

play music (A)

pamtseo si?

draw, paint (art) (A)

distinct words regarding body paint for rituals, war etc.?

control (n. or v.) (B)

job, task, mission (A)

impede (C)

survive (A)

stable, reliable (B)

of a branch, ledge etc.

be in a good position to grab (B)

hide (v.) (A)

something or oneself

get entangled (B)

His ikran got entangled in the vines.