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The Galactic Phrase Book & Travel Guide is a Star Wars Legends reference book written by sound designer Ben Burtt and illustrated by Sergio Aragonés. Its first half is presented as an in-universe book written by Ebenn Q3 Baobab in 6 ABY, and the latter half covers the real-world sounds developed by Burtt. The book was published on August 7, 2001 by Del Rey.

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Whether doing business with the Hutts or trying to get a decent haircut on Coruscant, the Galactic Phrase Book & Travel Guide is an invaluable tool for galactic travelers. Vividly illustrated by Sergio Aragonés, this handy volume covers the basics, including

  • Greetings—H'chu apenkee, o'grandio lust: "Greetings, glorious host" in Huttese. It doesn't hurt to be nice, and it might hurt you not to.
  • Travel arrangements—Zat x'ratch keezo bompaz ha sheep: in Bocce, "That scratch was there when I rented the ship."
  • Bargaining for your life—Huwaa muaa mumwa: "Can I buy you a drink?" in Wookiee-speak. Try it. It just might work.

A MUST HAVE WHEN TRAVELLING WITHOUT YOUR PROTOCOL DROID!

Bonus!—An exclusive "Behind the Sounds" look at the Star Wars movies from Academy Award–winning Ben Burtt.

Contents[edit | edit source]

  • Part One: The Phrase Book
    • Introduction
    • About the Author
    1. Greetings and Salutations
    2. Space Travel
    3. Survival in Huttese
    4. How to Deal with Ewoks
    5. Communications with Wookiees
    6. The Basics When It Comes Down to Droids
    7. Jawas Can Be Your Friends
    8. Sand People or Worse
    9. Underwater with Gungans
    10. Exposing Yourself to the Neimoidians
    11. Getting a Haircut
  • Part Two: Behind the Sounds
  • Appendix: Selected Alien Language Scenes From Star Wars

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