Insider #80 to feature Mandalorian article, Yo Joe!

Discussion in 'Literature' started by The2ndRest-in-Peace, Nov 14, 2004.

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  1. Rogue_Follower Manager Emeritus

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    Full Mando name, actually. According to the Wookiee, his first name is actually Bob'ika.

    I don't like this either, though I can live with it... [face_tired]
  2. Corran_Fett Jedi Master

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    :eek: ... :eek: .. :eek:

    What Wookiee? At least "Bob" isn't a Mando word... [face_worried]
  3. Rogue_Follower Manager Emeritus

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  4. sabarte Jedi Master

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    Jango didn't teach his kid Mando, why would he call him something Mando? Jango just calls him Boba. I call shenanigans.
  5. Corran_Fett Jedi Master

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    Ah, well... silly me. [face_blush] Yeah, I've seen that before, but I thought that was false info, since the one editing this isn't quite the most qualified person to do this... he's mixed up several things in other articles. But I think this should be addressed on the discussion page there, what I'm doing right now.^^

    And Karen calls him Bob'ika Vhett... he's her character, now, and he nearly appears to be her OC, with the new "emotional depth"... [face_plain]

    I don't like this at all.
  6. Rogue_Follower Manager Emeritus

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    Shenanagins, indeed. Either on the part of the wookiee-author or Ms. Traviss.

    Could somebody with A Practical Man or Bloodlines confirm or deny this name? I assume that's where it would come from.
  7. Corran_Fett Jedi Master

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    I just looked up "shenanagins" on wiki... (I don't know what it meant, the little German I am... [face_whistling] ), and I think it's more than fitting.

    Nothing about Bob'ika Vhett in APM. Goran Beviin calls Boba Bob'ika in a single line, but that's because it's a kid's name, just like Ord'ika - Ordo/Boba with an "'ika", the Mando'a diminutive suffix. "Little Boba" - I really hope it's the wookieepedian-vandalist who screw this up.
  8. Rogue_Follower Manager Emeritus

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    It may be just a honest mistake of somebody who doesn't know Mando, rather than vandalism. They see another Mandalorian calling Fett by a Mando-ish name and they assume that its just his proper name.
  9. patchworkz7 Force Ghost

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    Just to quash this:

    "Vhett is the Mando'a spelling of Fett because there is no F in the Mando alphabet - the F sound if a VH. Jess Harlin laid out the Mando alphabet (no X, Z, or F) so I stuck with it. In Bloodlines, Boba passes himself off as Vhett on his ID. The immigration control doesn't spot it as Fett. (There are Mandos with names with Zs and stuff in, but because they adopt, they are foreign names, and Z is often rendered as S, for example.)

    And Beviin calls him Bob'ika, which is the familiar diminutive, and Boba hasn't been called "little Boba" since he was a kid on Kamino and the Mando sergeants called him that. His name is Boba Fett. Period."
  10. Corran_Fett Jedi Master

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    Yeah, well, he's no vandalist, I just used the word for want of a better term. I think (and hope) same as you, that it's the wookieepedian's fault. But anway, the article would have been wrong, because Bob'ika isn't a translation to "Boba", and Vhett isn't a translation to "Fett". You could note in the Behind the scenes section that his surname derived from the Mando'a word Vhett, but it's nonsense to put this at the top of the page.

    But anyway, let's quit that wookieepedian topic and wait for one of our Bloodlines readers to confirm or (hopefully) negate this.

    You saved my day, lad! [face_peace] [face_mischief] No, really, I'm glad to hear this. It would be total nonsense, anyway. Still, the part with "no-F" makes total sense - and adds to the fact, that Boba Fett is in no di'kutla way Mando'a. Period. :D :p
  11. Charlemagne19 Chosen One

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    What I don't get is the fact that Boba Fett speaks Mandalorian (according to George Lucas) IN THE MOVIE (the scene where his father tells him to run along) and yet he's supposed to not speak Mandalorian?
  12. Quiet_Mandalorian Force Ghost

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    Jango speaks to him in Huttese in that scene, not Mando'a.
  13. QuentinGeorge Force Ghost

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    according to George Lucas

    It's not Mandalorian according to Lucas. Heck, Lucas probably doesn't conceive of the Mandalorians as a culture - merely as a sort of armor worn by bounty hunters.

    It is, and always has been, Huttese in AOTC. Ask Ben Burtt - he created it, and he says its Huttese.

    Yeah, well, he's no vandalist, I just used the word for want of a better term. I think (and hope) same as you, that it's the wookieepedian's fault.

    It's now gone from the article. And let us never speak of it again... :p
  14. Corran_Fett Jedi Master

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    Well, thanks for taking care of this... I would've (me=Tracyn over there^^) done it myself, but I was already in bed - it was night then, over here in Germany... [face_whistling].
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