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I have a little question about the Aurebesh alphabet. In the Wookieepedia article, it says that the digraphs like Orenth or Thesh are often disregarded. I'd like to know if they're disregarded all the time, or if there are some rules or something like that.
Thanks for your answers :) —Unsigned comment by220.127.116.11 (talk • contribs).
Hello. Basically, there are no "rules" we know of. I added a paragraph about the digraphs being often disregarded because that's objectively the case—based on observation of existing inscriptions. I suspect the extradiegetic (out of universe) explanation is just that many authors often use a simple 26 letters mapping instead of the proper 34 letters mapping. When I pointed it out on Facebook, Chris Trevas admitted that he often made thar mistake in the past. As regards the Aurebesh inscriptions found in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, they don't just disregard the digraphs; they're also frequently riddled with spelling mistakes. --Lelal Mekha(Audience Room) 12:04, March 8, 2014 (UTC)
SWTOR has upside-down Aurebesh too for some reason, and sideways, and backwards, and... But it is likely, for in-universe perspective, the Aurebesh symbols themselves get shorted by galactic denizens. Especially considering the fact not all alphabets in Star Wars probably have the same number of letters. E.G. High Galactic is just A, B, C, etc. So it is reasonable for sentients in the Galaxy to be lazy as well with twenty-six symbols.18.104.22.168 14:26, March 10, 2014 (UTC)