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The Scroll of the Mantigrue written in Ewokese.

Ewokese was the language spoken by the Ewoks. Ewokese was a primitive language, but despite its isolation, C-3PO was able to understand it. Ewokese had no written form.[1] Ewoks were able to learn and speak other languages, including Basic.

Ewokese was related to other tongues on the Forest Moon of Endor. Many linguists suggested that the language developed from the Yuzzum language, which was taught off-world, and which suggested a possible relationship between the Ewoks and Yuzzums. Most Ewoks understood Yuzzum, and it was through that tongue that C-3PO was able to communicate with the Ewoks of Bright Tree Village. Moreover, Ewoks had no difficulty communicating with Duloks, suggesting that the Dulok language may have been a dialect of Ewokese.

Vocabulary

Contents

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A

  • Aargutcha (ar gooch ah) - Pull
  • Acha (ah chah) - Okay, all right
  • Ad'am (Adam) - Underwriter
  • Agallha (ah-galla) - Way
  • Ah (ah) - And
  • Ah-ah (ah ah) - Water
  • Akeeata (ah kee ah tah) - Hear
  • Allayloo (ah lay loo) - Celebrate
  • Ando (an doh) - Forward
  • Arandee (ar ahn dee) - Listen
  • Azar (ay zar) - Magic

B

  • Beechawawa (oh my)
  • Begoopa - (see yeha)
  • Bingee (bin jee) - Guide
  • Bi toto (bee toh toh) - Direction
  • Bok chuu-ock (bahk choo ahk) - Far away

C

  • Cha (chah) - Them
  • Chak (chahk) - Yes
  • Che (chee) - Free, as in liberty
  • Chesl (chess uhl) - Bring, fetch
  • Chigaga (chy-gahga) - again, twice
  • Chim (chim) - three
  • Chiotto (chee oh toh) - May I have...?
  • Chipa (chip-ha) - Animal, Creature
  • Chiutatal (chy oo tah tail) - Moon
  • Choo doo (choo doo) - Enough
  • Chop (chop) - Got
  • Chu (choo) - one
  • Chup (chup) - your
  • Chuck (chuk) - Much
  • Churi (chor ee) - Mountain
  • Chyasee (chy ah see) - Help
  • Coatee - Celebrate
  • Coatee-cha (kote tee chah) - Celebrate
  • Coki (coke ee) - nine
  • Coro (kor oh) - Can you...?
  • Cupee (cupp ee) - Cap, as in an ice cap on a mountain

D

  • Danthee (dan thay) - Maybe
  • Danvay (dan vay) - Be careful
  • Daboolhat (daboohlait) - change, be different
  • Dee fratta (dee frah tah) - That's, that is
  • Deej (deej) - Father
  • Demdim (dehmdimm) - Yesterday
  • Den (den) - No
  • Dengar - Attack
  • De oppra (dee opp rah) - Upper, top
  • Diiemdim (diemdimm) - Tomorrow
  • Doo - Night
  • Drik (drik) - Happy
  • Drin (drin) - Sick
  • Dutak (doo tok) - Arrow

E

  • Ee chee wa maa! (ee chee wah mah) - Wow, gee whiz! Oh my goodness
  • Ee choya! (ee choy ah) - Hey
  • Eedada (ee dah dah) - Over
  • Eedeeza (ee dee zah) - Ten
  • Eee (ee) - We
  • Eekeekeek (eek eek eek) - Forest
  • Eekeetuhkuh (ee kee tuh kuh) - Axe
  • Eetee (ee tee) - Long
  • Eleeo (ee lee oh) - Never
  • Eleeoth (ee lee awth) - Far
  • Ehda (ay dah) - Evil, Bad
  • Ehshtee (esh tee) - Give
  • Ekla (ek lah) - Big
  • Enazah (en-a-sah) - "Money"
  • Enenah (en en ah) - Where
  • Entzahee roda (ents zah hee roh dah) - Cook
  • E s'eesht (ee seesht) - Kill
  • Etke (ett keh) - More

F

  • Feef (feef) - Plant
  • Fektur (fek tur) - Medicine
  • Fic (fic) - two
  • Freet (freet) - Sister
  • Fruk (fruk) - Brother
  • Fulu (foo loo) - Circle

G

  • Geetch (geech) - Push
  • Gleeg (gleeg) - Drink
  • Glek (glek) - Sad
  • Glowah - Glory
  • Goo - Light
  • Gooka (goo kah) - Shelter
  • Goonda - Food
  • Goopa (goo pah) - Hi
  • Goot (goot) - Good
  • Graks (graks) - Monster
  • Grek (grek) - Hands
  • Grenchicit (gren chik it) - Hold on
  • Gunda - Good, or exclamation of a good event
  • Gyeesh (gyeesh) - Please

H

  • Heth (heth) - Pond
  • Hieemba (hiyem-bah) - Letter
  • Hoji (ho jee) - four
  • Hutar (hoo tar) - Danger
  • Hveetin (he veet in) - Glider

I

  • Ipola (ei-poll-ha) - Maske
  • Itakhid (idah-kid) - Day

J

  • Jad (jad) - Down
  • Jadgreh (jad greh) - Foot
  • Jarat (jah raht) - Branch
  • Jeejee (jee jee) - Face
  • Jeerota (jee roe tah) - Friend
  • J'voo (ja voo) - eight

K

  • Kash (kahsh) - Show
  • Khembola (k-hembohla) - Helmet, Headgear, Hood, Hat, Cap
  • Kla (klah) - From
  • Kna Naa (kuh nah nah) - Spirit tree
  • Kra (krah) - Ready
  • Kreeth (kreeth)Cave
  • Kush (koosh) - Who, What
  • Kvark - Oh no

L

  • Loktok(lok tok) - Greetings
  • Lulalar (loo lah lahr) - Sing
  • Lungee (lunj ee) - Lost
  • Lurd (lerd) - Dumb, silly
  • Lurdo - Loser
  • Luu (loo) - Beautiful
  • Luufi (loo fee) - Flower

M

  • Manna manna (man ah man ah) - Food
  • Molippa - a few
  • Meechoo (mee choo) - I
  • Mookiee (moo kee) - Female baby Ewok, Wokling

N

  • Na-chin (nah chin) - Tribe
  • Na goo (nah goo) - Stop
  • N'dla (nah dla) - six
  • Neetuhl (nee tul) - Early
  • Ni gata (nee gah tah) - Where is...?
  • N'la (nah la) - five
  • Noroway (nohr oh way) - Which
  • Nuv (nuhv) - Love

O

  • Oh (oh) - Too
  • Oh hheneheh - an expression used to call to order an assembled group in preparation for an announcement
  • Ohmba-la - Feather
  • Ohshimba - take
  • Ooba (oo bah) - Rain, Rainfall
  • Oodeed (oo deef) - Sweet
  • Ota (oh tah) - To

P

  • Paamuk (pah mook) - Power
  • Pagoola (pagoola) - Darkness
  • Pibooka (pih boo kah) - Clearing
  • Pola (poh lah) - Polar
  • Powa (pow wah) - Power

Q

R

  • Reh rehluu (reh reh loo) - Dance
  • Reshee (resh ee) - Map
  • Roda (roh dah) - To eat
  • Rueenee (roo ee nee) - Ruins
  • Ruha (roo hah) - Hit

S

  • Seefo (see foh) - Hurt
  • Sheeu (shee oo) - Name
  • Shetai (sheh tie) - Warrior
  • Shodu (sho doo) - Mother
  • Sirut (seer oot) - Door
  • Siz (sihz) - Fire
  • Sku (skoo) - Hello
  • Sleesh (sleesh) - Berry
  • Sta (stah) - Now
  • Stoja (sto jah) - Station
  • Sunee (suh nee) - Sun
  • Sut (sutt) - Soon

T

  • Ta (tah) - The
  • Tal (tale) - Sun
  • Teeha (tee hah) - Thank you
  • Teeket (tee kett) - Heart
  • Thees (theess) - Good
  • Theesa (thee sah) - Baby, child
  • Thek (theck) - Here
  • T'hesh (tuh hesh) - Quiet
  • T'hesh te (tuh hesh toe)-Quiet Now!
  • Thuk (thuck) - Rock
  • Toe (toe) - Now
  • Too - Fight
  • Treek (treek) - Go
  • Truhk (truk) - Part
  • Treekthin (treek thin) - Journey
  • Treeta Dobra (tree tah Doh brah) - Council of Elders
  • Tu (too) - The
  • Tyatee (ty ah tee) - Come

U

V

  • Veek (veek) - Quick
  • Venna - Pott, Cauldron
  • Voo (voo) - seven

W

  • Weewa (wee wah) - House, home
  • Wegoopa (wee-goopa) - Goodbye
  • Wermo (wer moh) - Idiot, Worm

X

  • X'eef (zheef) - Ground
  • X'iutha (zhoo thah) - Important

Y

  • Yah wah - Power
  • Yayath (ya yath) - Jump
  • Yeh (yeh) - Old
  • Yeha (yee hah) - Good bye
  • Yehan (yeh han) - Peace
  • Yesh (yesh) - Right, correct
  • Yiyult (yeye yult) - Cup
  • Yit (yitt) - Thing
  • Yub nub (yubb nubb) - Freedom
  • Yubnub (yub nub) - Hurray
  • Yud ehda (yood ay dah) - Alas
  • Yuf (yuhf) - Climb
  • Yungyet (yung yett) - Nut
  • Yun yum - Very good
  • Yupyup (yupp yupp) - Rejoice (regoicing)

Z

  • Zeeg (zeeg) - In
  • Zehg (zayg) - Out

Notable non-native speakers of Ewokese

Behind the scenes

  • The lyrics of the Ewok celebration song heard in the epilogue of the original edition of Return of the Jedi is the source for most of the Ewok vocabulary listed above.
  • Some have noted that certain phrases uttered by the Ewoks resemble real languages sampled from Earth, such as Filipino/Tagalog (the language of the Philippines) and Swedish ("Ayon, puno daw 'to!", said when C-3PO is being worshiped, means "There, this is a leader!" in Filipino. Many claim that "puno" means tree in this instance, but it also has a second meaning of chief or leader, as is evidence in the translation of punongbayan which means mayor from the roots "puno" and "bayan". Also, "Wala na, wala na, patay," said when an Ewok was killed, means "No more, no more, dead.") Other phrases appear to be modified English (two Ewoks worshiping C-3PO seem to say something similar to "He is wise" and "As I am short.")

Appearances

  • All instances in which Ewoks appear.

Sources

External links

  • Ewokese Primer
  • Guide to Ewokese

Notes and references


This article uses material from the "Ewokese" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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