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Everyone who has glanced at the Eldar codex knows the word for a human, right? Well, if you don't, it's Mon-keigh.
Now, I've been trying to pronounce that word for a while. I've finally come up with it.
So, monkey sounds right. Which, apparently in the Warhammer 40K universe, humans evolved from monkies...
Anyone else think the way I do?
Yeah. It's abit sus huh? (And GW know this)
The actual fluff behind this is the Eldar once used to be repressed/ruled over by a brutal and barbaric race called the "Mon-Kiegh". Then one of their heroes rose up and liberated them, and they were free.
So now the Eldar use "Mon-keigh" to describe any lesser race, although they really do like to insult humans with it. ^_^ After all they are meaning "Surrender you who are beneath us in every respect and should be exterminated like parasitic plauge from this universe, and your taint forever wiped from the stars."
Its like how the Greeks called anyone who wasn't Greek a "Barbarian" after the "Bar bar" sound they made when talking.
absolutely, I think you are right.
Where was this bit written about?!Originally Posted by Lord Yossanrion
Yeesh, I leave the English speaking world for a few years and GW completely changes the fluff for my army!
Bear in mind that Tau call Humans Gue'la, sounds a bit like Gorilla doesnt it? so its a GW joke that all the aliens call us chimps. If H'rud did ever come out thats probably what they would call us Kch'imp's
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In the back of the Eldar codex, last page I think.Originally Posted by JOHIRA
Warhammer Fantasy: Warriors of Chaos, High Elves
Warhammer 40k: Eldar, Space Marines, Orks
I think it is pronounced Mun (as in bun) - Key (as in key..lol)
Thats what most of my friends think anyways.
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Actually, I believe it's pronounced Monne-Kay.
Monne - Like someone with a Jamaican accent would say 'man' (ya mon)
Kay - Like the letter K.
Words ending with eigh are usually pronounced like Ay. For example, EIGHt - ayt (or ate)
From how the word is structured I'd have to say it's pronounced Monn-kai or Monn-kay.
Of course, I'm applying english phonolgical rules to something that's supposed to be alien (though unless they went and pulled a Tolkien and wrote a language behind it, it likely IS based off of english phonological rules) so for all we know it may actually be pronounced throat-wobbler mangrove (100 extra points to whoever gets that)
Gav Thorpe was heard sayin mon (like the rastafarians saying man) kai (k+eye).
Sounds fairly cut and dry to me.
There shall come a time,
When one who has the heart of a Kilrathi,
but is not Kilrathi born,
Shall rain cleansing fire down upon us,
and Kn'Thrak, a time of great darkness
Shall embrace us.