L E P/Warfare and hunting

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Lexical Expansion Project

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pelt (n) (B)

skin of an animal collected for other uses

rawhide (n) (C)

Dried, but untrested skin; this is what is usually used for drum heads, and among humans, sometimes armor.

leather (n), tan (v) (C)

coup de grace (B)

the action of a death blow intended to end the suffering of a wounded creature/person
Jake does this in the movie ("A clean kill. You are ready.")

retrieving an arrow from a body (C)

Good shot! Now <retrieve>.

hunting while on a mount (C)

After Jake chooses his ikran, he will <ikran-hunt> with us for the first time.
different verbs for different animals?

different types of poisons (C)

poisoning arrows or knives (C)

Do not <poison-verb> to hunt nantang... it will spoil the meat.

various relative distance terms (C)

within the distance of a leap, within interactable distance (run towards, shoot a bow, get attacked by the palulukan, etc), within visible distance (no immediate interaction is possible), out of sight
in the context of hunting prey

hunting party (B)


draw (bow) (C)

release (arrow) (C)

Distinct from "shoot"? Much discussion of the bow on the forum [1].

track, trail, spoor (A)

ambush (v. and n.) (A)

prey, game, object of the hunt (A)

arrowhead (C)

bowstring (C)

nock (C)

the groove at the end of an arrow that takes the string
also, the grooves on the bow that hold the string
lastly, the act of cutting such grooves

fletching (C)

The feathers(?) on the end of an arrow

spearhead (B)

the business end of a tukru

catch (v.) (B)

seize after a chase
stop and seize with the hands

scout (v.), explore (C)

What's that noise? Scout out behind that tree.
The kids were always exploring too far from their parents


punch (v.) (A)

hitting with a fist
He curled his hand into a fist and punched the man in the face

kick (v.) (A)

hitting with a foot
He side kicked her in the ribs, and she collapsed to the ground

chop (B)

hitting with the edge of a flat hand

slap (B)

strike using the palm, fingers or inside of hand
She was done with his 'wooing' and slapped him across the face

knee (v.) (B)

hitting with a knee

elbow (v.) (B)

hitting with an elbow

headbutt (C)

hitting with the forehead

slice (v.) (B)

a fast sweeping arc done with a knife to utilize the edge to inflict damage, rather than the point

slash (v.) (B)

Similar to slice, but less clean, as if cut by a rough object like jagged rocks or a claw.

stab, puncture (B)

a quick linear thrust of a blade or sharp object

scratch (C)

superficial damage to the skin

shove, push (a person) (B)

Neytiri pushed Jake away from her when she started getting angry.

wrestle (B)

Neytiri managed to wrestle Tsu'tey off of Jake's avatar before he cut his throat.

defeat (vtr) (B)

Is a personal victory ("beat", as in "I beat him in the race") different from a victory in a larger context?

resist (B)

struggle against an outside imposition

free (v) (B)

Free them!

weapon(s), arms (C)

Keep your weapons close — Sky People are coming!

guard (v) (C)

Guard him — don't let him escape.
Distinct from "guard" as "protect."

truce (C)

Let's call a truce between our peoples.

torture, torment, afflict (C)

Don't torture that animal! Put it out of its misery.
Cats torment their prey.