Ignite the spark! Or maybe even….for the Order? Whether you’re Team Resistance or Team First Order, you’re going to want to know the lingo while you’re visiting the planet of Batuu. You’re not just visiting Disneyland, you are actually traveling to a galaxy far, far away.
Cast members in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge are playing the part of Batuu citizens — so they won’t know what you mean when you ask where the bathroom is or where to find a store that sells Resistance merchandise. You might have to ask them a few times before you get the answer you need. You’ll even notice that the alphabet that is used on Batuu is Aurebesh, one of the most common languages in the galaxy, but pretty unknown here on Earth.
We’ve put together a printable guide of some of the common phrases you’ll come across when visiting the Black Spire Outpost on the planet of Batuu including a translation of the alphabet, too!
We hope this guide helps you travelers while you’re on your journey! If you come across any other Batuu phrase, be sure to let us know! May the Spires keep you!
I think your Aurebesh alphabet may be backwards, as in each letter is a mirror image of what it should be. At least based on the signs I’ve seen around Galaxy’s Edge. Unless it’s allowed to be either way round, I’m hardly an expert! This is a useful guide though, thanks!
DFB Sarah says
Thanks, Beth! We revisited the graphic, so it should mirror the Aurebesh used in Galaxy’s Edge!
Thank you! This is so much fun!
The Aurebesh in the printable guide is correct, but the Star Wars font used at Galaxy’s Edge is a variant. For example, note the difference in the letter D. As someone geeky enough to read Aurebesh, I can muddle through the variant, but I wish they hadn’t played with the font.
DFB Sarah says
Chris, yeah, we were noticing some discrepancies. Maybe it’s a sort of dialect?
The variant of Aurebesh that Disney is using is meant to help non-Aurebesh speakers read it. From a distance, if you don’t think about it too hard, it looks like fancy English letters. It takes advantage of the tendency for our brains to “fix” misspelled words or reversed letters. If you’re a big Star Wars geek who reads Aurebesh frequently, probably from the video games or animated series, your brain keeps trying to read Aurebesh and the variant letters get confusing.
There is also an Aurebesh style English font, where the English alphabet is mutated a bit to resemble Aurebesh. That just adds to the complexity. At least for me, having three Star Wars fonts in common use around Galaxy’s Edge is frustrating.
I noticed that most of the merchandise uses the classic Aurebesh font, such as the drink coasters. Coke and Sprite bottles use a fancy script version. However signage on buildings use the variant and signs inside buildings often use the Star Wars stylized font.
There are two other commonly used fonts in Star Wars, Corellian and Huttese. Corellian is similar to Aurebesh with a few letter changes and better punctuation. For example, a letter turned upside down indicates capitalization. It’s not too difficult to learn. Huttese is quite hard because many of the letters are identical except for their angle. So far, I haven’t seen any examples of Corellian or Huttese in use at Galaxy’s Edge.
There are some handy tools online for anyone who wants to learn Aurebesh. One hour of study is enough for someone to sound their way through words. There are some really clever signs, graffiti, and menus throughout the Clone Wars and Rebels animated series. Once you can read Aurebesh, you’ll catch a lot of clues and inside jokes.
I hope that’s helpful or at least interesting.
‘Til the Spire,
Also there are seperate letters for “ch”, “oo” ect….
More of an ewok fan here, so:
Allay loo ta nuv