Saga Understanding Chewbacca

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  1. Oberst Hans Landa Jedi Grand Master

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    Does anyone know what characters in the Star Wars saga understand Wookie, besides Han? :p

    And am I the only one who finds it funny that no one ever replies to Chewbacca in Wookie but only in English? How come Han never answers in Wookie? Not even C-3PO who's fluent in millions of languages.[face_dunno]Would it have been that hard for Ford to go Arghr rugh rugh woof woof awrggh! [face_whistling]

    Refusing to speak Wookie when addressing a Wookie is disrespectful, to say the least. And let's not get into the whole Chewbacca didn't get a medal at the end of ANH thing.

    Chewbacca deserves respect. Just saying.

    [IMG]
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  2. Darth_Nub Saga, Classic Trilogy and Film Music Manager

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    I suggest you watch the SW Holiday Special - then decide if you really want more of that beautiful language (Shyriiwook) to be featured in the SW films.
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  3. Ananta Chetan Force Ghost

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    I once contemplated creating a thread entitled Favorite Chewbacca Quote where fans could cite their favorite wookie line from the saga in a series of barks and growls and/ or give the translation of either the other on-screen SW character or make up their own, but I never did.

    This is a far better and funnier idea.

    =D=
  4. ObiAlKenobi Jedi Grand Master

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    This brings me back to the days when I used to do improv comedy on stage. It was a game called "Dating Game" (based on the 70s game show) and the audience assigns each of us a character or a disorder, trait, etc. for the bachelorette to guess. I asked, "ok folks who am I?" One guy yells out Chewbacca and our host takes it. I spent each time answering my questions with "arrrggghhh arrrghghgh yarrragghhhhh." It was tough to be Chewie! lol
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  5. Garrett Atkins Jedi Grand Master

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    To be fair, Chewbacca understands English (or Galactic Basic) as well as anyone, so it doesn't really matter.

    And Chewie never spoke to Han in English, so there's that.
    Last edited by Garrett Atkins, Mar 8, 2014
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  6. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    Ah, but Han doesn't understand Chewie. Only Ashoka can :p.
  7. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    Wookiee is not spelled like Cookie.
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  8. Garrett Atkins Jedi Grand Master

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    Any mention of Ashoka is strictly forbidden.
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  9. Seagoat Force Ghost

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    Don't Wookiees use parts of their throats that other species just don't have? Ergo it's literally impossible for Humans to imitate it
  10. Sarge Chosen One

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    In the SW novel, Ben spoke Wookiee to Chewie in the cantina. And IIRC there was some comment about most humans being unable to reproduce the sounds needed to speak Wookiee.
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  11. Seagoat Force Ghost

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    Oh dear god, I can't imagine Alec Guiness going "GUUUHG BRGF HURG TCHGF"
  12. Garrett Atkins Jedi Grand Master

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    That would be hilarious to hear.
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  13. MOC Yak Face Moderator, Classic Trilogy

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    How about the entire saga overdubbed in Wookiee and with English subtitles?
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  14. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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  15. squir1y Force Ghost

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    What if you attempt to speak to a Wookiee in his own language and accidentally insult him? Is it worth getting flattened?
  16. Ananta Chetan Force Ghost

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  17. Oberst Hans Landa Jedi Grand Master

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  18. scooper121s Jedi Master

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    Yoda probably did, Luke and Leia may have also learned
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