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Old 26 May 2007, 16:24   #1 (permalink)
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How do you guys come up with names for your cadres and characters??
Do you make up a word and say it means somthing, or is there a list of known Tau words somwhere??
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Old 26 May 2007, 16:27   #2 (permalink)
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Look in the background articles, which is in the sticky thread section. Then click on The Definitive Tau Xenolexicon. It has pretty much every known Tau word. Use a combination to come up with Cadre and character names.

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Old 26 May 2007, 16:47   #3 (permalink)
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Generally, you can Look hear -> http://www.cygnusx1.info/tau/lexicon.asp
(I am not advertising stuff hear, just saying you can use both, Tau section and that one)

It has a good TAU dictionary. I took name for my commander from there. However the vocabulary is still quit limited. You can use Japanese/Chinese word for your names. They should sound in somewhat a same manner

Also when it comes to making up cadre back ground -> use codex.

Hope That helps.

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Old 26 May 2007, 19:59   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks, that was really helpful.
My Character is now called Aun'O Da'upt'an Shas'vre Dak'e'shi Soo'nan Kar'tyr.

You can work it out! ;D
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Old 26 May 2007, 21:35   #5 (permalink)
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I prefer much shorter names..... :

Shas'El M'Yen'Sha

But hey whatever works for you Also commander isn't the only one character you can name.

P.S. Some people also put name of the cadre/commander home world in commanders name. For example my Shas'El's name would sound -> Shas'El Vash'Ya M'Yen'Sha

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Old 27 May 2007, 02:10   #6 (permalink)
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get a latin dictionary, take a word that sounds cool, and apostrophes in the appropriate points, and viola, a Tau cadre name

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Old 27 May 2007, 02:22   #7 (permalink)
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Hey! That was my idea! Hmm.... What to say instead of Dari'is now....
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Old 27 May 2007, 03:18   #8 (permalink)
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First pick some cool names like Red dragoons, Black Spiders, 106th carde of Tau, ect. And then you have it. If you don't feel creative just have it be the cadre of insert name of commander. For commanders look around for nice names in fantasy and sci-fi books, films, shows, etc. I looked around in the Tau dictionary and put together a couple of cool names until I found my commanders name and the cadre's name. Black Spider and Blinding Spears of the Black Spider respectively.
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Old 27 May 2007, 07:40   #9 (permalink)
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P.S. Some people also put name of the cadre/commander home world in commanders name. For example my Shas'El's name would sound -> Shas'El Vash'Ya M'Yen'Sha

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The sept id Upt'an, minus the Da, that was a mistake!!
That is his full title, but he is usually caled Dak'e'shi, for obvious reasons.
Plus he still has the title Shas'vre because although an Etheral, he is an honarary fire caste member.
Its in my fluff, which i might share soon.


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