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"Tyatee, ah-ah azar, tyatee, ah-ah paamuk…"
―Logray reciting a magic formula in Ewokese[src]
Scroll of the Mantigrue2

The Scroll of the Mantigrue was 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. 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.[source?] Moreover, Ewoks had no difficulty communicating with Duloks, suggesting that the Dulok language may have been a dialect of Ewokese.

VocabularyEdit

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AEdit

  • Aargutcha (ar gooch ah) - Pull[1]
  • Acha (ah chah) - Okay, all right[1]
  • Ah-ah (ah ah) - Water[1]
  • Akeeata (ah kee ah tah) - Hear[1]
  • Allayloo (ah lay loo) - Celebrate[1]
  • Amoowa - You have a..[1]
  • Ando (an doh) - Forward[1]
  • Arandee (ar ahn dee) - Listen[1]
  • Azar (ay zar) - Magic[1]

BEdit

  • Bingee (bin jee) - To guide[1]
  • Bi toto (bee toh toh) - Direction[1]
  • Bok chuu-ock (bahk choo ahk) - Far away[1]
  • Bont - Great[1]
  • Bugdoo - Hungry[1]

CEdit

  • Cha/Chaa (chah) - Them[1]
  • Chaaa - This one[1]
  • Chak (chahk) - Yes[1]
  • Che (chee) - Free, as in liberty[1]
  • Chees - Route/path[1]
  • Chek - Soup[1]
  • Che womok! - Beware![1]
  • Chim (chim) - Three (3)[1]
  • Chiutatal (chy oo tah tail) - Moon[1]
  • Choo doo (choo doo) - Enough[1]
  • Chu (choo) - One (1)[1]
  • Chuck (chuk) - Much[1]
  • Churee/Churi (chor ee) - Mountain[1]
  • Chyasee (chy ah see) - Help[1]
  • Coatee-cha (kote tee chah) - Celebrate[1]
  • Coki (coke ee) - Nine (9)[1]
  • Coro (kor oh) - Can you...?[1]
  • Cupee (cupp ee) - Cap, as in an ice cap on a mountain[1]

DEdit

  • Daboolhat (daboohlait) - Change, be different
  • Dangar (dang gar) - Attack (Though it's also possible that the phrase is used as a battle cry)[2]
  • Danthee (dan thay) - Maybe[1]
  • Danvay (dan vay) - Be careful[1]
  • Deajstare - Death Star[1]
  • Dee fratta (dee frah tah) - That's, that is[1]
  • Deej (deej) - Father[1]
  • Deksh - Oh dear/Oh my[1]
  • Den (den) - No[1]
  • De oppra (dee opp rah) - Upper, top[1]
  • Drik (drik) - Happy[1]
  • Dutak (doo tok) - Arrow[1]

EEdit

  • Ee chee wa maa! (ee chee wah mah) - Wow, gee whiz! Oh my goodness.[1]
  • Eechik - Try[1]
  • Ee choya! (ee choy ah) - Hey[1]
  • Eedada (ee dah dah) - Over[1]
  • Eedada huutaveet - Spaceship[1]
  • Eedeedee - Under[1]
  • Eedeeza (ee dee zah) - Ten (10)[1]
  • Eee/Ees (ee) - We[1]
  • Eeep! - Yipes![1]
  • Eekeekeek (eek eek eek) - Forest[1]
  • Eekeetuhkuh (ee kee tuh kuh) - Axe[1]
  • Eetee (ee tee) - Long[1]
  • Eleeo (ee lee oh) - Never[1]
  • Eleeoth (ee lee awth) - Far[1]
  • Ehda (ay dah) - Evil, Bad[1]
  • Ehshtee/Eshtee (esh tee) - Give[1]
  • Ekla (ek lah) - Big[1]
  • Enenah (en en ah) - Where[1]
  • Entzahee roda (ents zah hee roh dah) - Cook[1]
  • Enya - Show[1]
  • Esa - Why[1]
  • E s'eesht (ee seesht) - Kill[1]
  • Etke (ett keh) - More[1]
  • Eyok-nee-chug - What is that?[1]

FEdit

  • Feech (feech) - Dang[3]
  • Feef (feef) - Plant[1]
  • Fektur (fek tur) - Medicine[1]
  • Fic (fic) - Two (2)[1]
  • Fopa - From[1]
  • Freet (freet) - Sister[1]
  • Fruk (fruk) - Brother[1]
  • Fudana - Wait[1]
  • Fulu (foo loo) - Circle[1]

GEdit

  • Geetch (geech) - Push[1]
  • Gleeg (gleeg) - Drink[1]
  • Glek (glek) - Sad[1]
  • Goo - Light/Trade[1]
  • Goon daa (goondaa) - delicious[1]
  • Gooka (goo kah) - Shelter[1]
  • Goopa (goo pah) - Hi.[1]
  • Goot (goot) - Good[1]
  • Graks (graks) - Monster[1]
  • Greh/Grek (grek) - Hands[1]
  • Grenchicit (gren chik it) - Hang on/Hold on[1]
  • Gunda (goon dah) - Yummy[4]
  • Gyeesh (gyeesh) - Please[1]

HEdit

  • Heeta hutah - Bark lizard[1]
  • Hii - Visit[1]
  • Hoji (ho jee) - Four (4)[1]
  • Hurga - Teach[1]
  • Hutar (hoo tar) - Danger[1]
  • Hveetin (he veet in) - Glider[1]

IEdit

  • Ileeay - Stop[1]

JEdit

  • Jad (jad) - Down[1]
  • Jadgreh (jad greh) - Foot[1]
  • Jarat (jah raht) - Branch[1]
  • Jeejee (jee jee) - Face[1]
  • Jeeks - That[1]
  • Jeerota (jee roe tah) - Friend[1]
  • J'voo (ja voo) - Eight (8)[1]
  • Ji - ?[1]
  • Jiks - This[1]

KEdit

  • Ka - The[1]
  • Kaiya - Giddyup![1]
  • Kash (kahsh) - How[1]
  • Kee - Wishes?[1]
  • Keesh - When[1]
  • Kiney (chattu) - Blessings[1]
  • Kla (klah) - From[1]
  • Klektuhkuh - Spear[1]
  • Kna Naa (kuh nah nah) - Spirit Tree[1]
  • Kra (krah) - Ready[1]
  • Kreeth (kreeth) - Cave[1]
  • Kush (koosh) - Who, What[1]
  • Kush drojh? - What's going on?[1]
  • Kvark - Oh no/fooey[1]

LEdit

  • Labu labu? - How much?[1]
  • Lang - Think[1]
  • Luka - Stars[1]
  • Luka yit - Pixie[1]
  • Lulalar (loo lah lahr) - Sing[1]
  • Lungee (lunj ee) - Lost[1]
  • Lurd (lerd) - Dumb, silly[1]
  • Lurdo (ler-do) - Loser
  • Luu (loo) - Beautiful[1]
  • Luufi (loo fee) - Flower[1]

MEdit

  • Manna manna (man ah man ah) - Food[1]
  • Mo - more[1]
  • Meechoo (mee choo) - I[1]
  • Moktok - Now[1]

NEdit

  • Na-chin (nah chin) - Tribe[1]
  • Na goo (nah goo) - Stop![1]
  • N'dla (nah dla) - Six (6)[1]
  • Neetuhl (nee tul) - Early[1]
  • Ne gata/Ni gata (nee gah tah) - Where is...?[1]
  • Nim-nee - Take (me)[1]
  • Ninga ninga - I respect[1]
  • N'la (nah la) - Five (5)[1]
  • Nocka - Deal[1]
  • Noot - Now[1]
  • Noroway (nohr oh way) - Which?[1]
  • Nub - I would/I have[1]
  • Nude-La - I am a...[1]
  • Nuv (nuhv) - Love[1]

OEdit

  • Oh (oh) - Too[1]
  • Oh hheneheh (oh hén heh) - An expression used to call to order an assembled group in preparation for an announcement—sometimes, after an accompanying drum beat[5][6]
  • Ooba (oo bah) - Rain, Rainfall[1]
  • Oodeef (oo deef) - Sweet[1]
  • Ooloo ooloo - Phrase pertaining to eating of someone[1]
  • Ota (oh tah) - To the[1]

PEdit

  • Paamuk (pah mook) - Power[1]
  • Pibooka (pih boo kah) - Clearing[1]
  • Pola (poh lah) - Polar[1]
  • Powa (pow wah) - Power[1]

REdit

  • Re - Rise[1]
  • Reh rehluu (reh reh loo) - Dance[1]
  • Reshee (resh ee) - Map[1]
  • Roda (roh dah) - To eat[1]
  • Ronda ronda - Landing platform[1]
  • Rueenee (roo ee nee) - Ruins[1]
  • Ruha (roo hah) - Hit[1]

SEdit

  • Seefo (see foh) - Hurt[1]
  • Seeg - On[1]
  • Sheeu (shee oo) - Name[1]
  • Shetai (sheh tie) - Warrior[1]
  • Shodeesh - Parents[1]
  • Shodu (sho doo) - Mother[1]
  • Shtehk - Sit[1]
  • Shtek - Vine/rope[1]
  • Sirut (seer oot) - Door[1]
  • Siz (sihz) - Fire[1]
  • Sku (skoo) - Hello[1]
  • Sleesh (sleesh) - Berry[1]
  • Sta (stah) - Now[1]
  • Stoja (sto jah) - Station[1]
  • Stusl - Send[1]
  • Sunee (suh nee) - Sun[1]
  • Sut (sutt) - Soon[1]

TEdit

  • Ta (tah) - The[1]
  • Tal (tale) - Sun[1]
  • Tana (tah nah) - The Ewokese name of the planet Endor[2]
  • Teeha (tee hah) - Thank you[1]
  • Teeket (tee kett) - Heart[1]
  • Teera - Only[1]
  • Thees (theess) - Good[1]
  • Theesa (thee sah) - Baby, child[1]
  • Theesdarat - Truth[1]
  • Thek (theck) - Here[1]
  • T'hesh (tuh hesh) - Quiet[1]
  • Thesi - There[1]
  • Thleek - Throw[1]
  • Thuk (thuck) - Rock[1]
  • Tip-yip - Fowl[1]
  • Toma - Your(?)[1]
  • Toto - Is/Does[1]
  • Treek (treek) - Go[1]
  • Treekthin (treek thin) - Journey[1]
  • Treekveek - Run[1]
  • Treeta Dobra (tree tah Doh brah) - Council of Elders[1]
  • Tyatee (ty ah tee) - Come[1]
  • Tyeht danti? - What happened?[1]
  • Tyehtgeethin - Stranger[1]
  • Tyor - Pit/hole[1]

UEdit

VEdit

  • Veek (veek) - Quick[1]
  • Voo (voo) - Seven (7)[1]
  • Vootok - village[1]

WEdit

  • Weewa (wee wah) - House, home[1]
  • Weechu (wee choo) - You[1]

XEdit

  • X'eef (zheef) - Ground[1]
  • X'ekra - Guard/watch/protect[1]
  • X'iutha (zhoo thah) - Important[1]

YEdit

  • Yaa-yaah! - Greetings.[1]
  • Yayath (ya yath) - Jump[1]
  • Yeek - Look[1]
  • Yeh (yeh) - Old[1]
  • Yeha (yee hah) - Good bye[1]
  • Yehk - Open[1]
  • Yekyit - Say/tell[1]
  • Yesh (yesh) - Right, correct[1]
  • Yigit - Small[1]
  • Yiyult (yeye yult) - Cup[1]
  • Yub nub (yubb nubb) - Freedom[1]
  • Yubnub (yub nub) - Hooray[1]
  • Yud ehda/Yut ehda (yood ay dah) - Alas[1]
  • Yuf (yuhf) - Climb[1]
  • Yuhyi - See[1]
  • Yungyet (yung yett) - Nut[1]
  • Yun yum - I like it[1]
  • Yun yum di goot - It is very good/tasty[1]
  • Yupyup (yupp yupp) - Rejoice (rejoicing)
  • Yub yub (yub yub) - Follow/Let's go[1]

ZEdit

  • Zeeg (zeeg) - In[1]
  • Zeekee - Safe[1]
  • Zeeheein - Safety[1]
  • Zehg (zayg) - Out[1]

Notable non-native speakers of EwokeseEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

The language of the Ewoks first appeared in 1983 in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, the last installment of the original trilogy.[8] The Ewokese featured in Return of the Jedi was developed by ILM sound designer Ben Burtt, and was largely based on Chalmuk, a Mongolian, nomadic tribal dialect. African and South-Pacific languages also influenced Ewokese.[9] The primary inspiration, however, was the Kalmyk Oirat language, spoken by Russians of Kalmyk ethnicity. He decided to make Ewokese based on that language after hearing it in a documentary. He got an 80-year-old Kalmyk woman to speak tales of her people through her native tongue, and then recorded the sounds, with the various actors imitating various portions of the recording. In addition, Ben Burtt and Anthony Daniels later used and even invented their own terms in the language when doing the scene where C-3PO was reciting the story of the Rebel Alliance's efforts to stop the Galactic Empire.[10]

Ewokese was featured more prominently in Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure[11] and Ewoks: The Battle for Endor, a duology of made-for-TV films set on the forest moon of Endor. According to the movie credits, the Ewokese dialogues were created by Mari Mine-Rutka.[12]

According to the Ultimate Alien Anthology, Ewokese had no written form.[13] While Ewoks episode "The Haunted Village" shows writing that Ewoks can read, it also (like all Ewoks episodes) depicts Ewoks speaking Basic rather than Ewokese, demonstrating a lack of strict fidelity to canon in matters of Ewokese.[14]

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  2. 2.0 2.1 Star Wars: Ewoks
  3. Bantha Tracks
  4. SWicon Ewok Adventures - An Ewokese Primer on StarWars.com (content now obsolete; backup link on Archive.org)
  5. Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  6. SWicon Soundboard: Ewoks on StarWars.com (content now obsolete; backup link on Archive.org)
  7. SWGsmall "Endor and the Moddell Sector"—Star Wars Gamer 9
  8. Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  9. Star Wars: Behind the Magic
  10. Ben Burtt in the Return of the Jedi commentary
  11. Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure
  12. Ewoks: The Battle for Endor
  13. Ultimate Alien Anthology
  14. EwoksLogoMini Star Wars: Ewoks—"The Haunted Village"

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