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Old 25 Jan 2005, 00:12   #1 (permalink)
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How do you guys come up with your own Tau Words when coming up with tau characters and the like? I mean the Tau A to Z can only take you so far.

So my method is to find a English - <Foreign Language> translator and I translate the word into several languages to get my word.

Ex: my Shas'o is called The Serpent (Commander Snake), so I went into a translator that has options for several languages and just plug in the word snake until I get to a translation I like. For example Snake in Hungarian is Kigyo so I took it and made it Kig'yio.
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Old 25 Jan 2005, 03:22   #2 (permalink)
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I just use Tau-ish sounding words.
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Old 25 Jan 2005, 13:12   #3 (permalink)
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I go with the codex, and the word list here on tauonline.. it has helped me!

For example my Assault cadre
Eldi T Shas'ka'suam( wing of sunfire)

I took all premade words and put em together so I got a fancy name! Same with my commander
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i'm gonna name my commander after this girl i know cos her name already looks like a tau word: D'Arne
i dont think arne was a tau word so i asked her what she wanted it to be and unfortunately she chose hearts so my brave battle hardened commander is named commander twin hearts lol
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Old 28 Jan 2005, 20:32   #5 (permalink)
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You named your commander after a girl? No offense, but I wouldn't want to be him...
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Old 28 Jan 2005, 20:34   #6 (permalink)
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You named your commander after a girl? No offense, but I wouldn't want to be him...
lol, bring on the sisters of battle!!!...no wait...they're tau... ??? lol j/k
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Old 28 Jan 2005, 22:51   #7 (permalink)
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Just create your own words.

My army is from the Dr'gon sept.

D'rgon=Dragon
Just take a word and remove some leters and put postraphies in their place.
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Tai'Ci = Taici, as in Taici Ci; a character from the Three Kingdoms Era of Chinese history.

Chinese names usually sound good. Check them out.
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Old 29 Jan 2005, 04:04   #9 (permalink)
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Just off the top of my head: maybe try taking those african sounding words out of the Lion King, and do the apostrophe thing/mix and match letters. Again on the spot: Simb'la, Pum'ba, Mufa'sha, Rafe'ka
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My Tau commander is called Vim 'To. I seem to have some kind of obsession with Fizzy drink armies though, as my Imperial Guard are a death cult lead by 'Pappa Tango' (A crappy joke based on Pappa Shango from WWF). Yes its weak, but a Black and orange painted Baneblade looks ace O0
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