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Twi'leki,[1] also known as Ryl,[2] was a language spoken by Twi'leks from Ryloth.[1] It combined verbal sounds and an elaborate sign language using the Twi'lek's head-tails, called lekku. That sign language allowed the Twi'leks to communicate complete concepts without having to pronounce a single word. Raising the tip of one's right lek meant "Hello!", while dipping the tip of one's left lek meant "Goodbye!" By crossing over both lekku tips twice, a Twi'lek meant to say "I love you." Both lekku tips jabbed into the speaker's back were to be understood as "May spice salt your wounds!"[3]

The Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi could understand Twi'leki, as demonstrated by his conversing with Numa.[4]

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  • Nerra - brother[4]
  • Chini, wachamio! - Come, let's go!


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