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Old 06 Oct 2005, 03:02   #1 (permalink)
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I was interested in naming my ships, but not in the conventional manner. Something catchy, like Vior'dra'yan or something. What do you guys think?
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Old 06 Oct 2005, 03:09   #2 (permalink)
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Whenever I need a name for something, I go and consult the small list of words the codex gave us. From there I see if I can extrapolate a few sounds and get a meaning behind it.

Just my 2 cents.
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Name them like imperial ships, but in tau. names like;

invincible
collusus
indomitable
Interdictor
etc. Names that let your enemy know just how nasty your ship really is.
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Name them like imperial ships, but in tau.* names like;

invincible
collusus
indomitable
Interdictor
etc.* Names that let your enemy know just how nasty your ship really is.
Yes but those arent exactly fluffy now are they?

Trying to come up with Tau names isnt easy as there is very little to work with, I wish GW would expand on that really short list of words.
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You could name them after crisis suits cofigurations, fireknife, firelance etc.
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Old 06 Oct 2005, 06:41   #6 (permalink)
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Check here, there is Tau fleet rules for BFG. That has some notes as to how to name Tau ships. (The general way of naming ships)

Then you can check here for Tau words and their sources. Some are not quite reliable, and part of them is apparently self made, but some are valid.

That should get you started.
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The method of naming is not listed there, so I shall provide it here:

Tau ship names consist of several elements:

The first element is the sept the ship/squadron was built at.

Second is the ship's class name.

Third is the personal name of the ship/squadron's first commander.

Fourth is the personal name of the ship/squadron's current commander.


Thus T'au Gal'leath A'proth M'lath is an Explorer Class built at Tau, first commanded by Kor'O A'proth, and now commanded by Kor'ui M'lath.
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Old 06 Oct 2005, 14:14   #8 (permalink)
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As I've said, I find that naming scheme to be a little... bland. I want something short(er) that sounds good.
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Old 06 Oct 2005, 17:44   #9 (permalink)
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Default Re: Tau ship names?

if i ever need help naming a ship, i like to take a cross of russian, german, and klingon words but you guys probably aren't that nerdy.
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I've got a name for a rail head,
It's "WOW that's a big gun"
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