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"Too bad we didn't bring Threepio along. How do you plan on communicating with these things?"
Anakin Skywalker, to Obi-Wan Kenobi[src]

Talzzi[3] was a language spoken by the Talz, a primitive species native to the planet Orto Plutonia, whose vocalizations sounded like a series of snarls. The language was spoken by Thi-Sen, the chieftain of the Talz, and Medcha Wanto, his scribe. The protocol droid C-3PO was able to translate Talzzi, an ability that found use when representatives from the Pantoran Assembly attempted to broker peace with the Talz in order to end an ongoing war between the Talz and the Pantorans for control of Orto Plutonia during the Clone Wars.[1] Muftak, a Talz who grew up on the planet Tatooine after being abandoned in Mos Eisley spaceport as a newborn,[4] also spoke Talzzi.[2]

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"They have a language barrier. I think that worked very well for the story."
―Supervising director Dave Filoni, on how the Talz's language barrier helped further the story of "Trespass"[src]

Talzzi first appeared in the 1977 film Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.[5] In the new Star Wars canon, it was first identified in the subtitles for "Trespass,"[3] the fifteenth episode of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series' first season,[1] included in Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Complete Season One, a 2009 box set available on Blu-ray or DVD that included the entirety of the first season of the The Clone Wars.[3] However, Talzzi was identified simply as "Talz language" in the Netflix subtitles for the same episode.[1] The name for the Talz language was originally created for The Essential Guide to Planets and Moons, a 1998 Star Wars Legends reference book written by Daniel Wallace.[6]

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