Issue #370 Friday, August 13, 2010

THE D’NI VOICE

Issue #370 Friday, August 13, 2010

Shorah!

Please note this will be the last issue of The D’ni Voice.

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NEWS:
D’NI WORD OF THE DAY
Rehnehmtahn Later

lenah (n.) journey (ex.) DMom seken yeret lenahtee gitsah winis khre[voice] D’ni = We wish that DMom has safe journeys forward from the D’ni Voice

(Rehn, this has been my most favorite thing to do every day. I love the Word of the Day, please don’t stop…..give us new words every day!)

CHANGE IS GOOD

It is true, change is good. I will miss and not miss all the work involved in putting the newsletter, blog and keeping up with threads. Since 2008 when I first got here I was involved along with many others in assisting new folk who came in and I have tried to continue that through now. But it is time for me to rest and do things I have put on the back burner because of the newsletter.

I am animating in Blender now and have been hard at work at making animations (hopefully good ones, lol) for the drumming troupe I play with ♫~D R U M~♫ and hope to take the animating to other things as well. It’s not easy, in fact it can be very frustrating figuring out why something does a small ‘bump’ where its not suppose to or why it doesn’t translate into SL quite the way you wanted it to, lol. But it is all a learning process and a good one…. Every day I work with it, I learn something new….a good lesson for all of us… Take risks, learn, fall down, get back up and try learning again…. It IS worth it in the end – you either know your limits or push the envelope….both are very good.

Other projects such as Burn 2.0, specifically the DMV and Lamplighters, I would like to devote some time to more fully. I am looking forward to community events and all the wonderful things our community members have to offer as well. This is the best community on the grid and continues to be! It has been a priviledge to watch this community grow and continue to expand, we HAVE made our mark on Second Life most certainly!  .shorah gah bigtotee

MYST DANCERS PERFORMANCE AT SERENITY MYST

Despite the usual SL technical difficulties that the Dancers overcame and the show went on once again showing what troupers we are…

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D’NI LANGUAGE LESSONS COMMENCEMENT
Rehnehmtahn Later

D'ni Language Commencement

DeAnn attended the morning graduation and sent this on to me:

Rehnehmtahn Later: Ladies, gentlemen, friends and fellow explorers. Thank you all for coming here today. As you know, I have been teaching classes in the D’ni language, starting back in November of 2008. I have since created a Guild of Instructors, both here and in MOULa, with five instructors helping me to teach these classes. I hope to be able to modify the lessons sufficiently to be able to begin classes in MOULa in the near future. This all started with my D’ni Language 101, which I have affectionately dubbed “D’ni for D’ummies.” It is designed for people who have zero knowledge of the D’ni language. It is an intense 6 week course that gives the student the basic knowledge of the language, and the ability to decipher D’ni writings and numbers. The people standing before you on the top riser have completed that course, spending much of their free time on the various assignments from the class. This Commencement exercise is to recognize not only their achievement, but their effort and dedication as well. These explorers have all been choortahntee (learners), and it has been my and my fellows instructors’ pleasure to be their shokhootahn (instructor). I realize that we all hate long-winded speeches at graduation ceremonies, so, without further adieu, I present to you the graduates of the D’ni Language 101 class for the 2009-2010 school year: Benandru Milev (in absentia), MetaMorphosis Podless (in absentia) and Myhra Lindman. For those of you who cannot see the writing on the tops of their mortarboard caps, this is what it looks like… It translates to, “I speak D’ni 101.

Now, for the next round of recognition. In addition to the D’ni 101 class, I have also created a D’ni Language 201 class. This class involved many more assignments, and lasted for seven to ten weeks. The students learned to compose their own sentences in D’ni, and expanded their vocabulary to converse in open chat. The students on the second riser have completed that course. Having demonstrated their ability to read, write and speak in D’ni, I present to you the graduates of the D’ni Language 201 class for the 2009-2010 school year. Benandru Milev (in absentia), NomadMolly Nostram (in absentia) and Wyn Low (in absentia). Please give them all a well-deserved round of applause. For those of you who cannot see the writing on the tops of their mortarboard caps (mainly, because they are not here — lol), this is what it looks like… It translates to, “I speak D’ni 201.”

Learning benefits no one, unless that knowledge is shared. It is through that sharing that reinforces in ourselves what we have learned. To this end, Those who have completed the 201 course have been invited take my D’ni 301 class, to become shokhootahntee (instructors) and to join my Guild of Instructors as a shokhootan tahgayrahl (learning instructor — or student instructor, if you will) as well. Those who are standing on the bottom riser have accepted that challenge and were charged with teaching at least one student the course for D’ni 101. Having completed that task, I present to you the graduates of the D’ni Language 301 class for the 2009-2010 school year: Benandru Milev (in absentia), Mishanu Khandr, shenendoah Tigerpaw (in absentia) and Svigermor Dharnen. Please give them all a well-deserved round of applause. For those of you who cannot see the writing on the tops of their mortarboard caps, this is what it looks like…

Those who have completed the 301 class have each become a shokhootahn telrov (Instructor Guildsperson) and have been invited to take the 401 class, teaching at least one student the course for D’ni 201. Having completed that task, I present to you the graduates of the D’ni Language 401 class for the 2009-2010 school year: shenendoah Tigerpaw (in absentia), Please give her a well-deserved round of applause. For those of you who cannot see the writing on the top of her mortarboard cap (mainly because she is not here — lol), this is what it looks like… It translates to, “I speak D’ni 401.”

Not all of the students before you have been instructed by me, personally. At this time, I ask that the instructors stand on the riser below their student (Svig and Myhra). As I have mentored these instructors, they are in turn mentoring as their students become instructors. shenendoah has taught Benandru, and is now mentoring him as he teaches Cinders. So, too, will Mishanu and Svigermor mentor their students if they should decide to teach… to become shokhootahntee as well. Please give them all a well-deserved round of applause!

Thank you all for coming today, and helping me to recognize all of their efforts. Take care, be well, and in the words of the D’ni…

Svigermor Dharnen: we all say thanks to Rehn for given us this opportunity to learn the D’ni :)) Please give him a big hand too for the effort.

Rehnehmtahn Later: .shorah gah bigtotee

ARTIST IN EXILE – CRAIGLYONS WRITER
NomadMolly Nostrum
Friday, August 13 at 7:00 PM SLT
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Loring%20Park%20Place/200/211/24

Craig’s YouTube music videos are here and here.

Please everyone please find some time in your busy schedules to drop by. Craig is a professional songwriter in Hollywood whose style is atmospheric, voice is amazing, and lyrics are magical. He has a little surprise planned in his performance. I hope you all can drop in. You will not be disappointed.

OTHER ITEMS:

SPIRIT OF THE BURN
Raven Haalen – Prim Perfect Blog

With Burn 2 only about 75 days away, Raven puts the changes from Burning Life to Burn 2.0 into perspective. Change is good.

Significantly what the Burn represents are the 10 principles. This is what you aspire to during the event, too many viewed Burning Life as a freebies-for-all. Look at the blogs who have posted on it (mostly the fashion/freebie blogs) and after reading the 10 principles you can see who doesn’t ‘get’ it. Burn 2.0 is a step back, I hope, to the purity of the Burning Man principle. I do hope it is smaller, more intimate and more meaningful to those who participate. Burn on, burn on……

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                                    * Community-Strength-Togetherness *

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6 Comments

  1. Donahoo said,

    August 13, 2010 at 11:55 AM

    And we have enjoyed reading The Voice. Thank you for all you have done, and will continue to do.

  2. nalates said,

    August 13, 2010 at 12:03 PM

    Yes… thank you. 🙂

  3. Misha said,

    August 16, 2010 at 9:18 AM

    Thank you so much for all your hard work. The D’ni Voice will live on in our hearts, minds and inventories! Seriously, this has really been a labor of love, and you have our unending gratitude and appreciation.

  4. DeAnn Dufaux said,

    August 16, 2010 at 11:31 AM

    Thanks so much DMom for everything! You and “The Voice” have been the glue and we appreciate it!

  5. Kerryth said,

    August 19, 2010 at 1:07 PM

    DMom, profound thanks for your hard work and service to our community – in exile, in homecoming and in new explorations. May your new adventures be everything you hope – and wonderful things you don’t even expect!

    Shorah!
    Kerryth

  6. iynque said,

    November 19, 2010 at 1:59 AM

    nertz… I just started getting into Myst on SL and I was excited to have found this, but then I read it -just- ended a week ago.

    Oh well, nothing lasts forever.


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