- "...it's rough on my throat, I lost my voice for a day after bugging Zeb by serenading him in Shyriiwook."
- ―Sabine Wren
Shyriiwook was a language of the Wookiees, others of which included Thykarann and Xaczik. 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, and many words for bloodshed.
Han Solo was capable of understanding it, as he usually understood what Chewbacca was saying. 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. 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.
- Ah. ("One.")
- Ah-ah. ("Two.")
- A-oo-ah. ("Three.")
- Wyoorg. ("Four.")
- Wyaaaaaa. ("Hello.")
- Roooarrgh ur roo. ("I have a bad feeling about this.")
- Rrrrugh arah-ah-woof? ("How do you take your coffee?")
- Wwwah rrroooaaah wha? ("Want to play holochess?")
- Aarrr wgh ggwaaah. ("Jump to hyperspace.")
- Rrraugrah. ("Hairless Imperial intruder.")
- Rrashrakrrykah karaaa arrarakkyysh. ("Rid us of this menace.")
- “YARRHH RRRRRRRUNNNN MMONNRGH!”An old Wookie expression that talks about being present to catch a Wookie who slips out of a tree.
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary
- Star Wars: Aliens of the Galaxy (Indirect mention only)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Solo: A Star Wars Story
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Sabine My Rebel Sketchbook
- ↑ Ultimate Star Wars
- ↑ Star Wars 24: The Last Flight of the Harbinger, Part IV
- ↑ Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
- ↑ Aftermath: Empire's End
- ↑ Last Shot
- ↑ The Mighty Chewbacca in the Forest of Fear!