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Old 25 Jan 2011, 11:49   #1 (permalink)
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So, I was primarily wondering what Tau call the Eldar, but the same time thought I'd get a list of other races.

Gue'la - Humans
Gue'vesa - Human Auxilliaries
Be'gel - Orks
Mal'Kor - Vespid (Mal'vesa for auxiliaries?)
Y'he - Tyranids
Eldar - ???
Dark Eldar - ???
Kroot - ??? Is Kroot the Tau word for them or is it adopted?
Necrons - ???

Can anyone fill in the blanks?
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Old 25 Jan 2011, 15:30   #2 (permalink)
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kroot are just called kroot, although different clans/kindreds have clan/family names.

Tau have almost no contact with Eldar or Dark Eldar (there is nothing offical in the codex or the older codex's as far as i know) and so far havn't given them a name.

Officaly The tau have only fought a real necron threat once or twice and still know little about these strange beings.
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Old 25 Jan 2011, 17:55   #3 (permalink)
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necrons dont have a name and only met them once or twice (as greatshaper mentioned)
i think Farsight met them on Artos Moloch when his Ethereal got killed
the story fits the bill (unknown enemy on abandoned world, hmmmmmmmmmmmm. i wonder)
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Old 25 Jan 2011, 19:20   #4 (permalink)
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Check out the Dark Eldar codex we struck an alliance with them to fight the tyranids but of course the dark eldar pulled a double cross and it ended badly for us so the tau probably call them backstabbing scum no official name though.
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Actually, Kroot are named 'Jikita' in Tau.
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In the old codex there's a fluff story of Kroot ambushing an Eldar ranger squad. I'd say it's fair to say we have had some sort of contact with them. I bet there's a name for them hidden somewhere. Speaking of which, where is this info coming from?
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Various websites I'm guessing, the codex has only limited info. although I guessing that the older tau codexs might contain some more stuff.
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In the old codex there's a fluff story of Kroot ambushing an Eldar ranger squad. I'd say it's fair to say we have had some sort of contact with them. I bet there's a name for them hidden somewhere. Speaking of which, where is this info coming from?
I got most of it from here: http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Tau_Lexicon
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I'm fairly sure gue'la and gue'vesa are the other way around as the 'la suffix denotes a military rank, and so is probably used to refer to Gue auxiliaries and guardsmen
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Old 22 Feb 2011, 22:52   #10 (permalink)
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Just googled "Tau Lexicon" and found this
http://************.org/index.php?topic=513.0

It answers your question as to what the Eldar are called: Ar'cea
Unfortunately you can't just tack on the word for darkness, "da," to make Dark Eldar because it's actually a phrase composed of the words for "High" and "Civilised" or "Enlightened."

After looking through it a bit though, I found the word for shadow, so if you use the phrase "Shadow of the Enlightened" you could use "Rra'cea" as a name for the DE.

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So apparently Tau Online has some issue with the people who made the website I found, but Google "Tau Lexicon," as I said, and it's the third link.

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