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Star Wars is a saga with as many languages as weird alien races, but most of them are able to speak Galactic Basic, which makes movies and voiceovers in The Old Republic much less reliant on subtitles. While Basic may be the most common language in the galaxy, it stands to reason that our characters, especially non-human ones, might know others too, including the nearly as common Huttese.

Anyone who has ever learned a foreign language with a friend or watched a corny movie about twins knows that sometimes a secret language can be used for all sorts of fun and mischief. In roleplay though, it can have uses as well. Imagine the possibilities of being able to secretly communicate with allies during intense negotiations, or tip off your friends to an ambush quietly. Smugglers in Star Wars even invented their own language of sorts called Deal-slang. In Star Wars Galaxies, Twi'leks could use lekku language conveyed through slight bodily movements to converse with each other.

Our question for you today is what use would your character have for such systems? Are Imperial Agents developing their own language to thwart Republic counter-intelligence? Will Smugglers in TOR be using Deal-slang? Let us know what you think and even what other languages you have used or come up with to add some spice and secrecy to your roleplay!
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KallaBeccani In Star Wars Galaxies I had a trandoshan who spoke nothing but Dosh. She was able to understand the basic language and w...
Nisshoku As a smuggler, I can definitely see Tharrik using Deal-slang along with the using Galactic Common (as I call it). As fo...


Mandalorians are not exactly a race, as many people originally believe. Mandalorian is a warrior culture. No race, species, nor gender are excluded from becoming Mando'ade. NO! That's not a refreshing new citrus drink. That is Man - doe - ah - day. With few exceptions, every syllable in the Mandalorian language is pronounced. But that's not really the point of this article.

Each Mandalorian follows a code called the Resol'nare. There are six parts to this code: wear armor, defend the family, help the clan to succeed, raise children as Mandalorians, rally to the cause of the Mand’alor, and of course, speak Mando'a. The culture is fascinating and reminiscent of the Scottish clans or maybe more like the Spartans. Either way you which to compare, you will find a lot of ties to real-world history.

Today, I would like to know if this culture is interesting to you, and more to the point: Are you going to be a part of it in Star Wars: The Old Republic? Vaabir gar bah jorhaa'ir Mando'a? Are you going to speak Mando'a?
A'lor / Faustis I love the damn Mandalorians! My character, Alor, is technically an adopted Mandalorian who learned their ways in his...
Drekki / V They're simply big b00m. Some kind of brutes, barbarians, not a gentle and charming ones ;)
Ganden a I know very little about Mandalorians. Maybe someone can teach me a thing or two about them
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