Twi'leki, also known as Ryl, was a language spoken by Twi'leks from Ryloth. 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!"
Examples[edit | edit source]
- Nerra ("brother")
- Numa ("sister")
- Chini, wachamio! ("Come, let's go!")
- Nu nala quinjon wilo? ("Do you know where the prisoners are?")
- Wachamio! ("Let's go!")
- Ma sareen ("My sweet")
- Nio rella ri eeta.
- Ota, ota.
- Ya kumay na.
- Kumay na.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Innocents of Ryloth" (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Liberty on Ryloth"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Sphere of Influence"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "To Catch a Jedi"
- Lords of the Sith (First identified as Ryl)
- Battlefront II: Inferno Squad
- Last Shot
- A Crash of Fate
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
- Star Wars: Aliens of the Galaxy (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
- Star Wars Galaxy's Edge: Traveler's Guide to Batuu
- (First identified as Twi'leki)