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Old 16 Aug 2008, 06:18   #1 (permalink)
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I've looked around a little but cant seem to find the tau word for blood. I've found Blooded but that is also veteran. What I'm looking for is the word for the substance blood. If it doesn't exist... well then there goes one of my custom units down the drain. and she was gona be really cool.

Edit: I suppose I shouldn't keep you 100% in the dark. she is really just a reason to use my cut off tau and IG heads and feet and hands. using whats left of my GS I will make a female tau standing on a pile of body parts and blood. The reason for this will be her story that I will keep a secret until I actualy finish the slicing and dicing to make my Gau'vesa.
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Old 16 Aug 2008, 08:32   #2 (permalink)
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Ta'por
Ta'po

...? Soul liquid perhaps. It's got the harsh sound of 'Taah' which is good with 'Ka' which means 'to strike' in the same way that Blood, Blot, has a clear 'dut' in it yet is still soft as a word. So by spoken western language fits nice.

But I only just made that up right now...

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Old 16 Aug 2008, 08:58   #3 (permalink)
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Lets see, Vior'la means Hot blooded

I think that means either Vior or la means blood
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Old 16 Aug 2008, 10:05   #4 (permalink)
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Lets see, Vior'la means Hot blooded

I think that means either Vior or la means blood
I doubt it.

Why? Because Tau is a very 'symbolic' language not a literal one 'Hot Blooded' in English would be used as an adjective to describe someone as aggressive. Not to actually say; "he has hot blood."

With 'la' meaning 'being*' almost vior'la would suggest meaning 'aggressive being'. I Very much doubt that the Tau have used the word 'blood' in any of the texts we have as again 'blooded' doesn't mean 'blood' at all, it means 'tried', 'experienced', 'become part of...'

* as an entity, a person, a thing.

At least that's my take on things,
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Old 16 Aug 2008, 18:35   #5 (permalink)
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Thats why I didnt use the word for blooded. Ta'por (lit-"soul water") sounds sort of like the way they go about thinking of things. And with their blood being cyan it might have meant they, in the early development of their language, considered blood to be very much akin to water.

Gen you interested in working with me to try and compile a rudimentary dictionary of the Tau language? It wont be comprehensive but it would probably help a lot of Tau players.
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Old 16 Aug 2008, 20:31   #6 (permalink)
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You mean like the the one Genmotty already did?

http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=44888.0
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Old 16 Aug 2008, 20:43   #7 (permalink)
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holly cow! thanks for the link. why isn't that a tau sticky? I couldn't find it.
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holly cow! thanks for the link. why isn't that a tau sticky? I couldn't find it.
Perhaps because you didn't look in the 'Background Articles' sticky.
We have so many topics to sticky here that we have to divide them between gaming and background, and put those in separate lists.
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Old 17 Aug 2008, 19:47   #9 (permalink)
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In future you could just use the search box
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