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why do tau have such long names and name their tanks after fish
my Genestealer haiku:
Genestealers get shot
sometimes they make close combat
then they slice off limbs
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Because they're egotistical and aquatic.
Kais Kauyon Tash'var Battle Record
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The name thing is described in the back of the Tau codex. As far as the fish fetish,ever notice how the Tau look suspiciously like dolphins? Even that little thing on thier foreheads look kinda like blow-holes. :blink:
And the Manta Misile Destryoer actually looks like a Manta...
The Hammerhead's front is also reminescent of the Hammer Head Shark.
Their names are long, because they provide lots of detail about themself. Though they dont always use their full names.
The Human equivilent to a full Tau name would as follows,
President of the United States of Amerca, George Walker Bush.
But we just call him "POTUS, Dubya, or Idiot."
So, just cause your named Shas'O Sa'Cea Del'nanae Mont'kyr, doesnt mean you dont also go by O'Del, or O'nanae, or O'Mont'kyr, etc.