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In the classic trilogy, what alien / non-human species spoke Basic? I can think of Admiral Akbar -- anyone else? Droids don't count.

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Star Wars: A New Hope

  • None. Only Humans and 'droids appear to speak English/Basic

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

  • Yoda

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

  • Admiral Ackbar ("It's a Trap!")

  • Captain Verrack ("We have enemy ships in Sector 47")

  • Random Gungan #7675 (Shouts "we'sa'free!" at the end of the film - Note, this is not Jar Jar)

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  • it's okay, you made up for it with the Gungan. There are other Mon Calamarians that speak on the main cruiser – CBredlow Dec 3 '15 at 20:57
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    There's a Gungan in RotJ? Like, real RotJ, or post-Lucas-craziness RotJ? – Joe Dec 3 '15 at 21:00
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    @Joe - That would be "post-Lucas-craziness RotJ", I'm afraid. – Valorum Dec 3 '15 at 21:04
  • oh yeah, Yoda -- durp! – zipquincy Dec 3 '15 at 21:09
  • @Richard Thanks. I have wiped most of that from my memory, fortunately. – Joe Dec 3 '15 at 21:18
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You can hear an Ewok say "that guy's wise" in Return of the Jedi :D

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    Funny, but not really an answer to the question. – Valorum Dec 3 '15 at 22:01
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    @Richard he is speaking Basic is he not? That's the question right? – NKCampbell Dec 3 '15 at 22:04
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    He is not speaking English. He's speaking Ewok that sounds a bit like something in English. The fact that the next line is allegedly "Ooh, Martin Short" is a bit of a giveaway. – Valorum Dec 3 '15 at 22:08
  • @Richard ha - I had never noticed the Martin Short thing until seeing the text in that video but I'm keeping the answer because the first Ewok clearly says 'that guys wise' - especially considering the context – NKCampbell Dec 3 '15 at 22:09
  • I always heard it as "oh, that's wise" followed by "to be sure" – HorusKol Dec 3 '15 at 23:16
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If I heard Episode 6 right, Bib Fortuna said "he's no Jedi" and possibly "master bargain", and Jabba said a couple loanwords too.

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  • Now we need a bunch of Expanded Universe buffs to tell us whether those are Basic loanwords in Huttese, or Huttese loanwords in Basic :D – Wolfie Inu Dec 4 '15 at 4:53
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Yoda is the first one that comes to mind. You also hear the singer in Jabba's palace, Sy Snootles, say "Uh-oh" in return of the jedi, but she sings in another language.

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  • beat me to Yoda! I always assumed the bartender was human with a deformity – NKCampbell Dec 3 '15 at 20:50
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    @NathanK.Campbell either he was really ugly, or an alien. – CBredlow Dec 3 '15 at 20:51
  • The pig-faced alien in the bar is Cornelius Evazan. He's human – Valorum Dec 3 '15 at 20:52
  • @Richard removed Cornelius – CBredlow Dec 3 '15 at 20:54
  • @CBredlow - I believe the singer in Jabba's palace is named Sy Snootles fwiw - definitely an alien – NKCampbell Dec 3 '15 at 20:59

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