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"When you travel the universe with Qui-Gon Jinn, you tend to learn a few things."
Obi-Wan Kenobi on his ability to understand the language[src]

Nelvaanese was the native language of the Nelvaanian species from Nelvaan.

Bothan traders incorporated Nelvaanese phrases into trade dialects that can be found in the vicinity of Nelvaan. Obi-Wan Kenobi learned some of these dialects while he was traveling with Qui-Gon Jinn.

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Behind the scenes[]

Nelvaanese is based on Hungarian. (Probably because Genndy Tartakovsky's wife is from Hungary)
Some phrases from Star Wars: Clone Wars are:

Az ördög az enyém, mindent elrontottál. Ez volt az én próbám - The devil is mine. You ruined everything. It was my trial.

Elrontottátok a tesztet. - You messed up the test. (Here, "you" is plural)

Meg kell ezt beszélnünk Anakitusz szellemével. - We must discuss this with the spirit of Anakitus.

Holt Kezed - your dead hand

Ez egy kicsit fájni fog. - This will hurt a bit.

Apu - daddy, father, colloqiual

Orvos - doctor

Nem tudtál? Nem tudtál így beszélni? - Couldn't you? Couldn't speak this tongue?

The speech of mutated Nelvaanians sounds notably different and is based on Russian (Genndy Tartakovsky's native language).
Some phrases are:

Ya dolzhen eto ubrat ("Я должен это убрать") - I must remove this.

Ne mozhem bolshe terpet ("Не можем больше терпеть") - We cannot tolerate this any longer.

My mozhem idti domoy. Idyom domoy!" ("Мы можем идти домой. Идем домой!") - We can go home. Let's go home!

Wam tuda ("Вам туда") - That way.



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