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Discussion in 'Star Wars Saga In-Depth' started by Tan-Wessel, Jul 21, 2014.

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  1. Tan-Wessel

    Tan-Wessel Jedi Grand Master star 4

    May 31, 2001
    We clearly see that characters talking to Wookies in Common (English) or whatever and Wookies understand what they're saying. We also see that Wookies just respond with their "Rawrrrghhhs" and that usually the receiver of the response understands them back. I am aware that there are a few Wookie languages, but we hardly ever see any non-Wookies reply back in any of those languages.

    So what I'm suggesting it possible that Wookies are telepathic in some way? That they can control what message is to be conveyed to the receiving party by their mind, though vocally it just all sounds like "Rawrrrghhhh!"
  2. thejeditraitor

    thejeditraitor Chosen One star 6

    Aug 19, 2003
  3. darth-sinister

    darth-sinister Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Jun 28, 2001
    Wookiees aren't telepathic. Their language is something that takes a while for a non Wookiee to understand, but it's basically all that we hear in each film and in TCW. They also understand other languages such as Basic, Huttese and the like.
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  4. timmoishere

    timmoishere Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Jun 2, 2007
    The growling is their language, which is called Shyriiwook. Their vocal cords aren't up to the task of producing Basic sounds.
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  5. Darth_Nub

    Darth_Nub Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Apr 26, 2009
    I think this question's been answered.
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