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[This is a generalization of Josh B.'s question]

Star Trek's Klingon, Game of Throne's Dothraki and High Valyrian, Tolkien's Elvish, Dwarvish, and even the black speech, and more, are fully developed languages that you can learn to speak if you have way too much time on your hands are curious enough.

Are any languages in the Star Wars universe similarly developed to the point that you can learn to speak them?

(Josh B.'s original question was about Shyriiwook and translating un-subtitled dialog by Chewie, but I'll open it up to any language with on-screen spoken dialog)

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    Does Aurabesh count? – Valorum Dec 17 '17 at 1:57
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    @Valorum In that all spoken Aurebesh bears a striking resemblance to English? Sneaky sneaky. – Mike Ounsworth Dec 17 '17 at 2:02
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    Pooh-chah hee, Solo. Gooka-kawa Wookie. Heh heh heh. – Robert Columbia Dec 17 '17 at 4:03
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    I’m now waiting for a huttese Duolingo course like Klingon and high Valyrian – CBredlow Dec 17 '17 at 4:48
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    Nien Nunb speaks Kikuyu, a real-world language masquerading as an alien language. Not what you meant, I'm sure, so not a proper answer, but technically it meets the criteria of being fully developed and learnable. – Gaultheria Dec 17 '17 at 5:51
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No. The most complete language realised in the Star Wars (canon) universe is Huttese, comprising around 500(ish) words and phrases. Theoretically that should be enough to form the basis of a spoken language but since it was never written as a language it's simply not consistent enough to be used every day.

Other in-universe languages such as Ewok and Shyriiwook have at most a few dozen words and phrases, again not enough to be used under all but the most rarified of circumstances.


For completeness, I should point out that spoken Galactic Basic can be learned with relative ease.

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    I am surprised there isn't more about binary. R2 had so many lines beeping. – bdecaf Dec 17 '17 at 10:34

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