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Old 03 Aug 2005, 01:45   #1 (permalink)
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I post this here because it does concern the Tau, not gameplay persay, but their dialect. Anyway, what do you think?

SavonKauyonMal'caor

and i dont know if i put it together properly.
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Old 03 Aug 2005, 18:19   #2 (permalink)
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I don't really like the Tau language. Personal opinion of course.
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Old 03 Aug 2005, 20:05   #3 (permalink)
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The Tau having their own language and writing system was a cool touch to the codex and I feel gives the race as a whole a lot of flavor, however corny.

Your name is really long and mashed into one word, and changing names as a rule is a bad idea on the forums, as it tends to confuse everyone rather than come off as a cool change. Finally, you really shouldn't have wasted a thread just to announce a name change.

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Old 03 Aug 2005, 21:10   #4 (permalink)
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Being that ur name is long, if u want to realy "role play" as a tau, ur name needs have the caste ur from following your rank, then the sept world u came from and then u can put the rest on. If u give ur full name in Tau lanuage, u need to earn ur name. Tau are only known by their rank and sept. U only get a name if u did something. And even if a tau hav 10000000 names, he or she is known by one name. But i bet u know all that. Just make a simple name like mine.
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dude whats your name mean?
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Being that ur name is long, if u want to realy "role play" as a tau, ur name needs have the caste ur from following your rank, then the sept world u came from and then u can put the rest on.* If u give ur full name in Tau lanuage, u need to earn ur name.* Tau are only known by their rank and sept.* U only get a name if u did something.* And even if a tau hav 10000000 names, he or she is known by one name.* But i bet u know all that. Just make a simple name like mine.
allright ill make a shorter name, and also ill make the long one too... >

how bout this, Kor'O Mal'caor
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Being that ur name is long, if u want to realy "role play" as a tau, ur name needs have the caste ur from following your rank, then the sept world u came from and then u can put the rest on.* If u give ur full name in Tau lanuage, u need to earn ur name.* Tau are only known by their rank and sept.* U only get a name if u did something.* And even if a tau hav 10000000 names, he or she is known by one name.* But i bet u know all that. Just make a simple name like mine.
"You" "Your" "Really" (although I am guessing thats a typo) "Have" and "I"

"Language" also.

DUDES!!! WE HAVE A SPELL CHECKER!!! THERE IS LITTLE IF ANY EXCUSE FOR BAD SPELLING AND SUCH!!! APART FROM ANYTHING ELSE, I FIND IT VERY ANNOYING. YAY, I HAVE SPOKEN!!!
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Old 05 Aug 2005, 00:56   #8 (permalink)
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Alright, I'll try and wade through this mess and help another Virginian out... For starters, unless you play BFG, you'll be Shas'o something , or like me, Shas'el something. The second thing to do in choosing an name is figure out the character it'll be representing. Thirdly, start choosing words that represent this, but try to avoid ones that are used places other than names, such as Kauyon... it's a cool image, but it's not really meant as a name. try something like V'ral Mal'caor. play around with it.... And thirdly, it should be set up like this:

Caste: (shas, in this case) Rank: (el or o) Sept (in my case, Tau'n, but choose your own) and then titles. My character's name is Knight Skyspear, or Shas'el Tau'n Ko'ji Or'es Mont'yr. Try and keep it under 3 names, but don't be afraid to make up words like I did... just try and make it sound reasonable, and don't use any letters that the alphabet doesn't have! (like z...)

On a side note, if you translate the diagrams in the codex the burst cannon has part of it labelled "maga ine" which i assume means "magazine" but there is no letter for z in tau... but why not replace it with an s or something? bad job on GW's part of dotting all the i's and crossing all the t's...
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