Discussions Aurebesh: The GFFA's Alphabet.

Discussion in 'EU Community' started by RenEss, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. Tython Awakening

    Tython Awakening Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Oct 12, 2017
    Yes, Aurebesh is a script or an alphabet. Basic is the in-universe language spoken by most species and it resembles English.


  2. Adrian the Cool

    Adrian the Cool Jedi Master star 4

    Sep 3, 2012
    It doesn't just resemble English, it's basically the same as English. Galactic Basic Standard was created 15,000 BBY by scientists to serve as galactic lingua franca. By chance, it happened to sound the same like another language, one that evolved from Germanic dialects and Vulgar Latin, on a planet far away, in the south of a large island in Western Europe. ;)

    Interestingly, in foreign translations of Star Wars novels, Basic is portrayed as those countries' languages. This means that f.e. for a French reader, Basic would sound the same as French and not English.
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2018
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