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Re: Ewok=Tagalog?

From:Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
Date:Monday, December 28, 1998, 2:49
On Sat, 26 Dec 1998 21:53:42 -0600, Eric Christopherson <eric@...>

>This is kind of off-the-wall, but then so is the suggestion that >Klingon is a relex of Mingo. A friend of mine on IRC claims that the >Ewok language from the Star Wars series seems to be a modified >Tagalog. She allegedly picked out a few Tagalog phrases in the movie. >Also, her friend said that many of the alien languages were real >languages modified a bit. Anyone have any info on whether any of this >is true?
The language spoken by Greedo in the original Star Wars was supposedly based on Quechua, and I believe the Ewoks' language was based on Nepali, = or some language in that part of the world, but I don't remember which one. = Of course, there might have been bits of Tagalog mixed in with Nepali or = other languages.