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Tau language dictionary
« on: May 1, 2005, 08:59:50 AM »
 

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Last week I was just wondering about the existence of some sort of dictionary of Tau language. Is there somewhere a (complete) list of Tau words, or are all the "official" tau words in the Codex?
 

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« Reply #1 on: May 1, 2005, 11:21:57 AM »
 

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They had a word program on the GW website , but they changed the site and I can't find it now.
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« Reply #2 on: May 1, 2005, 12:43:41 PM »
 

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you can download the tau font from the GW website. its in the tau section, under downloads. however, i have never seen a dictionary. the font will allow you to write words in tau though. (write words as opposed to translate words)

a dictionary would b cool though. perhaps the idea is that you can create your own dictionary. thats the great thing about it.


 

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« Reply #3 on: May 2, 2005, 01:37:14 AM »
 

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It already had crossed my mind: creating a tau dictionary myself. But if there was already such a thing, it wouldn't make sense to double make it. And I didn't know if there were more 'official' words.
Now I am planning to create new words for the tau and put them in some sort of digital dictionary. ("sigh, another warhammer project, as if I don't have anaything to paint" ::))
 

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« Reply #4 on: May 3, 2005, 01:16:27 PM »
 

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hehe, i do the same! busy myself with, lets face, rather pointless tasks, when there are more useful things to be getting on with.


 

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« Reply #5 on: May 3, 2005, 01:17:38 PM »
 

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I never thought it pointless to do the same for the Eldar language.

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« Reply #6 on: May 3, 2005, 01:23:46 PM »
 

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well, i dont mean pointless in the sense theres no point. erm.. hold on, bear with me, just read what i wrote!, i mean that theres much more useful things to do first!

you know what i mean. besides, creating an eldar dictionary is very much different, firstly, as it would be pictographic, so you wouldnt have to worry as much about language structure and that sort of stuff!


 

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« Reply #7 on: May 3, 2005, 02:31:31 PM »
 

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Hmm... Interesting! Eldar & Tau dictionary. I just wonder about Necrons dictionary as well. I mean all of those strange simplified signs & such on the models.

And it would be neat if we have that kind of new langauge in WAR 40K gaming like giving signals to your ally during a game by the alien langauge writing...

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« Reply #8 on: May 3, 2005, 02:58:33 PM »
 

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after writing up my tau background i changed the font to tau. i had to go through it to make sure the punctuation was right (the tau font has no full stops, comas etc...) i then took it along and gave it in with my army list for a campaign. (the requirements being a list and background for the army).

the one tiny flaw in the plan was no one could read it, but i won the best background prize anyway!


 

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« Reply #9 on: May 3, 2005, 03:04:55 PM »
 

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the one tiny flaw in the plan was no one could read it, but i won the best background prize anyway!

That's beautiful, simple the best  ;D

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And it would be neat if we have that kind of new langauge in WAR 40K gaming like giving signals to your ally during a game by the alien langauge writing...

I sure would like to see the look on the face of my space marine oppenent when I use such a writing to communicate with the Eldar co-player. I think he would get really frustrated.

BTW: how does necron writing look like?
 

Re: Tau language dictionary
« Reply #10 on: May 3, 2005, 03:16:17 PM »
 

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BTW: how does necron writing look like?

I would suggest take a look at the Necron Codex. But I can say that it does look similar to Eldar writing in a way...

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« Reply #11 on: May 3, 2005, 03:25:09 PM »
 

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Well, there's the problem: me not having a necron codex. But I can imagen what it looks like if it's a bit similiar to eldar. thanks
 

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« Reply #12 on: May 4, 2005, 04:27:54 AM »
 

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you might be able to find some examples in white dwarf, or hte GW website. the necron transfers have lines of teh stuff. its a bit more simplified looking than the eldar runes. more like circles and stright lines, or arcs rather than the flowing lines and symbols of the eldar. 


 

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« Reply #13 on: May 5, 2005, 07:27:01 AM »
 

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ther is a dictunery on the web some where. it is incompleat. i will go and look if i can find it later
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« Reply #14 on: May 6, 2005, 03:40:23 AM »
 

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ther is a dictunery on the web some where. it is incompleat. i will go and look if i can find it later

if you would do that, thanks. I can also use that dictionary as a guideline for the tau.
 

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« Reply #15 on: May 6, 2005, 09:33:32 AM »
 

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that should be the adrees.

http://www.cygnusx1.info/tau/lexicon.asp

hope that helps. as i sead it is not a compleat dictunery for efry word but it has quit a few
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wow, really cool, and so helpful. this link needs to goo up somewhere prominent.

a great source for tau players, or indeed, people interested in the tau language and 40k fluff in general.

great way to have "official" words added


 

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« Reply #17 on: May 6, 2005, 06:19:15 PM »
 

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wow, really cool, and so helpful. this link needs to goo up somewhere prominent.

a great source for tau players, or indeed, people interested in the tau language and 40k fluff in general.

great way to have "official" words added

May I suggest someone PM the MOD of Tau forum to include this link as a part of the stikied thread. It should be OK for that...

(Thanks, Tau_Worlock... For the link ;))

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« Reply #18 on: May 7, 2005, 11:06:53 AM »
 

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 :o Wow, that's a very good list!! I can barely restrain myself from spamming the reply with smiles! :o :o

It's a great List! Thank You, Tau_warlock for finding it (and the site programmer of course).
And the funny thing of that list is, that everyone can update and edit it, like a real-wiki.
 

 


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