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Awilla the Hun
21-05-2009, 17:54
What do Orks call their worlds? Do they Orkify the Imperial names, or come up with their own?

21-05-2009, 17:58
probably a little of column A and a little of Column B
maybe it's named for da boss best squig or perhaps "dis here'z my rok"

21-05-2009, 18:04
I like diz here's my rok. Probably just orky versions of the name

21-05-2009, 18:09
We call our planet Earth. Orks not being terribly creative will probably come up with the same name, assuming they were interested enough in that kind of stuff in the first place, if not totally oblivious to it anyway.

21-05-2009, 18:10
I don't think that orks even name planets. They'd probably call any ork that trys to name a planet 'weedy' :P .

21-05-2009, 18:22
Well, Ghazghkull's homeworld was called 'Urk' if I remember my 2nd edition fluff correctly.

I think a lot of orky planets just get named after the warboss that conquers them, so things like 'Grishnak's World' would be common. They'd probably get renamed pretty often by whichever ork took control from the previous head honcho.

21-05-2009, 18:27
When the orks conquered the planet Mordax during the 13th crusade (the Kroosade part of it) they renamed it Moredakka because of its military industries.

21-05-2009, 18:38
they renamed it Moredakka because of its military industries.

thats awesome :D

21-05-2009, 20:42
In Dawn of War Soulstorm the Orks call Kaurava, Ko-ruvva.

21-05-2009, 20:55
Da Red Planet
Da Blue Planet
Da Cloudy Planet etc. etc.

21-05-2009, 21:00
I would go ahead and say it depends on the Orks. The Klan in charge, the Warboss, etc., etc. Also, if there are multiple tribes on one planet, that planet may have multiple names lol. Or no name at all, since no tribe holds the whole planet yet, they may only be naming their territories.

21-05-2009, 21:00
In Dawn of War Soulstorm the Orks call Kaurava, Ko-ruvva.

Soulstorm doesn't count.

Col. Tartleton
21-05-2009, 21:16
GW's portrayal of Ork language is a ill thought out mixture of their own language's actual sound and the Imperial meaning. Their own tongue is totally non understandable to human ears. Its a garbled mess of grunts and guttural sounds that would equate to a very detailed and intelligent language if properly translated. Instead Orks tend to try to speak Goffik and end up sounding dumber then a bunch of Chinese Immigrants. (No offense to Chinese Immigrants but they often don't speak very well at all.)

Orks speaking orkish can't be understood but are very smart. Once they try to put it into Imperial Gothic their own speech impediments (tusks and large jaws) and misunderstanding of the language sounds stupid.

21-05-2009, 21:35
Dis is the place I is - Dat was the place where i wuz and DAT was the place wat I blue up with dis big-un daka-daka cannun.


22-05-2009, 00:30
I think Ghazgkull was quoted somewhere, going on about Armageddon, and he orkified it.

It seems to be that if they learn the context of the planet from another force (ie, Imperial) they will bastardise it, and orkify it, otherwise it's very uncertain as to whether they do name them or not.

22-05-2009, 01:05
I remenber correctly, Ghazzie renamed Armageddon to Arms-geddem, because of all the military industries :)

22-05-2009, 07:58
The Brainboyz did not forget to include an appreciation for puns.

Vote Kantor
22-05-2009, 08:50
'Ere and 'Dere

22-05-2009, 08:52
Big nd Bigger

22-05-2009, 15:06
... Oh my God. Has no-one mentioned the one actual case of Orks naming a world? Gorkamorka? Ok, so that was primarily the ship they were building, but it was also the planet. It had an Imperial name first, Angelis or Angelus, wasn't it?

22-05-2009, 21:00
I think da Mighty Mangler's planet was Bork.

23-05-2009, 04:36
I am guessing they would call them like "Dat big one" with the combination of what color it is, and how good of a fight does that particular world have.