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Is it just me or does the Eldar name for humans (mon-keigh) sound like monkey? 8X And what about the tau word for human (gue'la)-doesn't it sound like guerilla? :rofl Am I pronouncing these wrong or is GW messing with us? Does seem kinda neatr though, if its true because it shows the contempt the alien races have for humanity.
and just why would the Eldar call people monkeys, as both are equally alien to the Eldar, and most people won't know what a monkey is.
As for Gorilla, that sounds kinda similar now that you mention it...same(rhetorical) question
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I beleive GW have stated that mon-keigh was intentional, but I havn't heard any about gue'la.
how would tau know about gorilla's anyway? Not Tau has been on terra (unless he was in a jar) and besides, terra is covered in buildings, nothing lives there except rats, rodents and humans.
The eldar can call humans mon-keigh because they knew us when we where still monkeys, the tau are only a few thousanth years old
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It's not that mon-keigh means monkey, more like it was a small pun by GW to make the Eldar word for human similar to our word for monkey (mon-keigh means filhty, lesser creature or something like that).
They're aliens, speaking in alien language. I think it could have no purpose other than to be intentional.
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Remember all this fluff (cept tau and necrons) was written in the 80's.
Cliche's were a lot more common and people had a different sense of humour, just look at the movies from that era!
The eldar codex has some background on the word mon-keigh. It was a barbaric race that killed and enslaved many eldar, planet of the apes anyone?
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