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Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Luna_Nightshade, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    What sentient species do we know of that stand three meter* tall?
    *or more
     
  2. Mistress_Renata

    Mistress_Renata Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Kaminoans?
    Wookies?
    Those white furry things with four eyes that begin with T... there was one in the Cantina in ANH..
     
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  3. DARTH_MU

    DARTH_MU Jedi Master star 4

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    Killiks
    Verpine

    Talth?
     
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  4. Kurisan

    Kurisan Jedi Knight star 3

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    You're thinking of Talz, Mistress_Renata - I would also suggest Moroffs. But I think we're all under. 3 metres is really tall. Kaminoans are probably the closest. Hutts if they could stretch their full length into height haha.
     
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  5. leiamoody

    leiamoody Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Talz
     
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  6. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    Thanks for the suggestions but as Kurisan said "I think we're all under. 3 metres" beside the Hutts and maybe the Killiks, most of the suggestions have been more around 2 to 2,3 (maybe 2,5) meters
     
  7. Mistress_Renata

    Mistress_Renata Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Who was that Jedi Master in TPM who had the reeeeeeaaaally long neck?
     
  8. Findswoman

    Findswoman Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I'm pretty sure you mean Yarael Poof. :)
     
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  9. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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  10. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    You could use 'Långtbortistan'* instead of Kazakhstan

    * Swedish for Farawaystan
     
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  11. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    I'm saving that one for another fic =D=
     
  12. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    It actually have an Swedish wiki' page https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Långtbortistan

    In it I see two English variations on the same theme: Farbakishan and Toofar
     
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  13. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    So female sharks are larger then male, that's good to know. Do we know of any other notable differences between male and female sharks?
     
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  14. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    Based on this, I immediately thought of "Abortistan" for if you were visiting the place, and had to cancel in a hurry; especially if your flight was diverted within sight of the airport.
     
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  15. gizkaspice

    gizkaspice Jedi Knight star 2

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    The details can be species-specific, but in general female sharks also have thicker and rougher skin, and male sharks have a pair of claspers beside the pelvic fins which are used for mating.
     
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  16. DARTH_MU

    DARTH_MU Jedi Master star 4

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    with the definition of bimaristan, now I'm pretty sure (75 percent) that -stan means place in Arabic.
     
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  17. Tarsier

    Tarsier Jedi Master star 4

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    The wook says male Togorians can get up to 3.0 meters tall.
     
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  18. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    It does mean "place", but in Persian, not in Arabic. I believe it's also used in Turkish with the same meaning, although that could be because Turkish uses the Persian name of countries (for instance Greece is called Yunanistan in Turkish, meaning "land of the Ionian people" whereas in Arabic it's plain Yunan; I don't know what it's called in Persian).

    I'm not sure if "bimaristan" (literally "house of the sick") is still used for hospital in modern Persian. Arabic adopted the word in the Middle Ages, but nowadays it's only used for old buildings that used to be hospitals in times past, not for modern hospitals. So it's a word you'll find on tourist maps of cities such as Jerusalem or Cairo, or that you could have heard about Aleppo when the bimaristan there was destroyed in 2012, which is why I wondered if people might know it.
     
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  19. DARTH_MU

    DARTH_MU Jedi Master star 4

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  20. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    Gamiel Phlogs are incredibly tall.
     
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  21. Darth Osnil

    Darth Osnil Jedi Knight star 4

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    Out of curiousity, if I upload a story on here, am I allowed to upload it onto another site or vice versa?
     
  22. yahiko

    yahiko Jedi Knight star 2

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    I hope so :)
     
  23. Tarsier

    Tarsier Jedi Master star 4

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    Yes. The only thing is that the story must actually be posted here, you can't just post a link to another site.
     
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  24. Darth Osnil

    Darth Osnil Jedi Knight star 4

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    Thanks a lot!
     
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  25. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    Chyntuck - I have no idea if this Bimaristan is for a Star Wars story or not.

    If it is for Star Wars, you could change one letter, and have Bomaristan be where Bomarr Monks come from.