Aurebesh

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Aurebesh

A few days ago, I decided to study Aurebesh. What the banana is Aurebesh? Aurebesh is a made up writing system. It appeared first in Star War’s ‘Return of the Jedi’. If you’re interested in learning more about its history, I strongly recommend you read Wookieepedia.

Jedi

The force is strong with this young Padawan

For sure, you now think I’m a major Star Wars fan. Let’s just say, I enjoy the movies and I love the books written by Drew Karpyshyn. If somebody asks me, what I prefer more, Star Trek or Star Wars, I’ll answer without hesitation Star Trek.

So why am I learning that made up writing system? First of all, it’s easy to learn. It is basically English with different letters. So I don’t actually learn a new language. You could argument that it’s useless studying those letters. Maybe, but I think it’s cool being able to read articles in Aurebesh.

I am using several links to improve my reading. I use the timed translation at least once a day to measure my progress. I’m currently at 43 characters a minute (not very impressive, I know). Additionally, I exercise reading at least 10 minutes a day with the Aurebesh trainer. Last but not least, I downloaded the font, installed it on my machine and then set Firefox’s default font to Aurebesh. I wonder how long it will take me till I can use the browser with that font setting through out the day. For now, I limit myself to one short news article a day.

This is a new day, a new beginning.

As you can see, I also got the Aurebesh font plugin for WordPress from Jeremy Duenas. Now I can add here and there a saying to my blogs and only a few people will be able to read it.

Series NavigationAurebesh typing test >>

2 thoughts on “Aurebesh”

  1. I’m glad you’re getting some use out of my trainer! I developed it to help me learn the Aurebesh primarily to read the various signs in Star Wars: The Old Republic. It’s also useful when watching Star Wars Rebels: I’ve occasionally freeze-framed it to see the various inscriptions and graffiti in Aurebesh. Good luck with what is a most worthy quest! :)

    1. Thanks a lot for the trainer. I’m definitely getting better day by day thanks to it! It’s awesome that people like you put tools like this online for others to use.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *