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"'s rough on my throat, I lost my voice for a day after bugging Zeb by serenading him in Shyriiwook."
―Sabine Wren[src]

Shyriiwook was a language of the Wookiees, others of which included Thykarann and Xaczik.[3] The language consisted of growling and howls, and thus was difficult for anyone not a Wookiee to speak or learn and was also rough on their throat. It had over one-hundred-and-fifty words for wood,[5] and many words for bloodshed.[6]

Sabine Wren was capable of speaking of smattering of Shyriiwook, but lost her voice after annoying Garazeb Orrelios for a day, serenading him in Shyriiwook.[4]

Han Solo was capable of understanding it, as he usually understood what Chewbacca was saying.[7] When he first met Chewbacca, the pair became friends when they helped each other escape the Imperial Army, after Solo showed Chewbacca he was on his side, by speaking to him in Shyriiwook.[2] Major Harter Kalonia, who served as a physician in the Resistance, was fluent in Shyriiwook. Rey was able to learn Shyriiwook due to her interaction with offworlders on Jakku.[1]

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  • Ah. ("One.")[4]
  • Ah-ah. ("Two.")[4]
  • A-oo-ah. ("Three.")[4]
  • Wyoorg. ("Four.")[4]
  • Wyaaaaaa. ("Hello.")[3]
  • Roooarrgh ur roo. ("I have a bad feeling about this.")[3]
  • Rrrrugh arah-ah-woof? ("How do you take your coffee?")[3]
  • Wwwah rrroooaaah wha? ("Want to play holochess?")[3]
  • Aarrr wgh ggwaaah. ("Jump to hyperspace.")[3]
  • Rrraugrah. ("Hairless Imperial intruder.")[8]
  • Rrashrakrrykah karaaa arrarakkyysh. ("Rid us of this menace.")[9]
  • YARRHH RRRRRRRUNNNN MMONNRGH!”An old Wookie expression that talks about being present to catch a Wookie who slips out of a tree.[10]


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