Tau Empire Codex 2013 | Army Builder Program
Dark Angels Codex 2013
Chaos Daemons Codex 2013
Chaos Space Marines Codex 2012

Warhammer 40k Forum Tau Online

 

Warhammer 40K Forum

Ork Language Question
Reply
Old 07 Dec 2009, 22:56   #1 (permalink)
Shas'Vre
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Eastern Fringe
Posts: 1,685
Send a message via AIM to Colonel Marksman
Default Ork Language Question

How exactly do the Orks refer to each and every race?

Space Marines
Eldar
Dark Eldar
Humans
Tau
Chaos/Daemons
Chaos Space Marines
Sisters of Battle
Tyranids
Squigs
Grots/Gretchin
Squiggoths
__________________
If the Eldar see battle as a symphony,
Then the Elati have mastered a solo piece,
Of every instrument.


Games in the Past Month:
Tau: W-1, T-0, L-1
Witch H: W-0, T-0, L-0
Eldar: W-2, T-0, L-1
Guard: W-0, T-0, L-0
Other: W-2, T-1, L-0
Colonel Marksman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07 Dec 2009, 23:00   #2 (permalink)
Shas'El
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 2,920
Default Re: Ork Language Question

Quote:
Originally Posted by Colonel Marksman
How exactly do the Orks refer to each and every race?

Space Marines (beakies)
Eldar (panzees)
Dark Eldar (dark panzee? if they can tell the difference)
Humans (umies)
Tau (fish eads)
Chaos/Daemons (not sure)
Chaos Space Marines (spikey beakies)
Sisters of Battle (not sure)
Tyranids (bugz)

I think these are the Ork words.
Squigs
Grots/Gretchin
Squiggoths
scoutfox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07 Dec 2009, 23:43   #3 (permalink)
Zen
Ethereal
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 12,937
Send a message via MSN to Zen
Default Re: Ork Language Question

When in doubt, call them Boyz! Orks usually call anything associated with Chaos; Chaos Boyz. Sister of Battle? Sister Boyz!
Zen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 Dec 2009, 01:03   #4 (permalink)
Shas'Saal
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 176
Default Re: Ork Language Question

Daemons. (need to be nerfed boyz)
arsenal1989 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 Dec 2009, 01:25   #5 (permalink)
Shas'Vre
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Tuvalu
Posts: 1,442
Default Re: Ork Language Question

Space Marines ~ Beakies
Eldar ~ Panzees
Dark Eldar ~ Panzees
Humans ~ 'Umies/Pinkiez
Tau ~ Fish 'Eads
Chaos/Daemons ~ Warp Boyz (?)
Chaos Space Marines ~ Beakies
Sisters of Battle ~ Sister Boyz sounds good to me :P
Tyranids ~ Bugz
Squigs ~ Squigz
Grots/Gretchin ~ Grotz
Squiggoths ~ Squiggothz
Warsmith Tyranus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 Dec 2009, 02:20   #6 (permalink)
Shas'Vre
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Eastern Fringe
Posts: 1,685
Send a message via AIM to Colonel Marksman
Default Re: Ork Language Question

Fish 'Eads? Really? Where is that mentioned? My fluff always has them calling Tau "Blu-skinz"... or "squishy dakka boyz".
__________________
If the Eldar see battle as a symphony,
Then the Elati have mastered a solo piece,
Of every instrument.


Games in the Past Month:
Tau: W-1, T-0, L-1
Witch H: W-0, T-0, L-0
Eldar: W-2, T-0, L-1
Guard: W-0, T-0, L-0
Other: W-2, T-1, L-0
Colonel Marksman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 Dec 2009, 02:27   #7 (permalink)
Shas'Vre
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Tuvalu
Posts: 1,442
Default Re: Ork Language Question

Technically, anything will work. Ork's presumably have different dialects, just as there are different nuances in the English language (USA v.s. Great Britain). You can call Tau anything you want and just establish that it is a dialect partial to your own army.
Warsmith Tyranus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 Dec 2009, 09:04   #8 (permalink)
Shas'La
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 391
Default Re: Ork Language Question

Finally, A list of different races, here is what I call em mostly >

Space Marines: Dakka Umies
Eldar: Squishy Monkeys
Dark Eldar: Squishy Monkeys
Humans: Umies
Tau: Blue Squishy Monkeys >
Chaos/Daemons: Flamey Bats
Chaos Space Marines: Evil Umies
Sisters of Battle: Wha? Wier'd Umies?
Tyranids: Buzzy things
Jasonsea212 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 Dec 2009, 09:15   #9 (permalink)
Shas'El
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 2,920
Default Re: Ork Language Question

Quote:
Originally Posted by Colonel Marksman
Fish 'Eads? Really? Where is that mentioned? My fluff always has them calling Tau "Blu-skinz"... or "squishy dakka boyz".
Not sure where I saw fish eads first, but I've been using that phrase for years to describe Tau in my Ork fluff. I have seen bloo skinz too though, but never squishy dakka boyz.
scoutfox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 Dec 2009, 00:12   #10 (permalink)
Shas'Ui
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 743
Default Re: Ork Language Question

I've seen Tau also called "Grey Skins," but I'm not sure if it's 100% accurate.
Also, I've seen CSMs been called "Spikey Boyz," which seems to make sense.
SMs have been called "Beakies" for as long as I can remember, which heralds back to the old days when the Marines used to have to old style "beaked" helms that you sometimes see on veterans. I personally prefer them

Best,
-BT
BigToof is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question on Tau language Kasrkin Tau 12 21 Jan 2008 12:00
Tau language? FaithTruthWisdom Tau 3 15 Dec 2007 02:47
Quick Tau language question Omen Tau 4 13 Apr 2006 11:48
Tau Language again. Hipcat Tau 11 19 Dec 2005 04:33