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cav da man
01-05-2006, 20:43
is there a reliable place somewhere with a fairly big list of words in tau, i have the codex and there is some in the back but none of it is really all that useful...(i think the word for spoon has been put it:wtf: ) i was just wondering if there are actual words written down sumwhere or do i have the luxury of making up something in a foreign language and then sticking 'ol on the end:cool:

e.g. a name for commander "tau dude who smashes stuff to death" translation please. lol

nobody....nothing? Thanks for the input it helped a ton

01-05-2006, 22:26

01-05-2006, 23:42
@Messiah: This is only a font for the language, not the language itself.

A short lexicon can be found here:
http://www.cygnusx1.info/tau/lexicon.asp (also look around for Battle Suit configuration names here)

The word "spoon" is a name of a special tactic IIRC, so not as weird as one might think.

02-05-2006, 00:02
Bear in mind that a lot of the words listed in the link Bregalad has provided are either made up, or from sources I would label 'unreliable'.

Asi the Red
02-05-2006, 08:49
Hey ya'.

I've heard that This One (http://www.minivault.com/Tauglossary.htm) is pretty reliable.

02-05-2006, 09:12
That and it's a fantasy game, so it doesn't really hurt to cut some corners here and there. Just don't do things that are obviously wrong, like I once saw a space marine army with a huge banner that said "Crusadum Imperialis". In the time when latin was still spoken like that Crusades didn't exist yet, and to just take an english word and put "um" behind it looks -really- bad.

cav da man
02-05-2006, 16:42
yeh i only really needed a rough thing to help along with this imagination malarcky. e.g. basing it off that shas'o'vo'suam (which i would translate as something like great fire) thx i can make up a ton of stuff using examples like that.