L E P/Cognition

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Lexical Expansion Project

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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.

remember (A)

'ok si? does the Tree of Voices factor into this somehow?

forget (A)

trust (n. or v.) (A)

smart, intelligent (A)

what is the scope of sìlronsem?

be right, be wrong (A)

(k)eyawr si?

supernatural (C)

"out of this world", magical
what did the Na'vi think when first the Sawtute showed up with their sawsìp?

read, book, etc. (B)

while the Na'vi wouldn't have words for such concepts originally, after prolonged contact with humans (and with Grace in particular), some terms should have developed. loans 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)".

wonder (v.) (A)

usage examples would be needed

random, unexpected, surprising (of a thing which was said) (C)

without pattern

intend (A)

I intend to be there.
This developed out of a conversation about going to [1].

difficult (A)

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!

intuition (A)

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

quality (A)

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)


differ, different (A)

vary, distinguishable from other things/persons

naive (C)

Thinking that things are less complex than they are in reality