View Full Version : Geonosian Language... what the björk?!?

05-17-2002, 01:11 AM
Ok, maybe it's just because the MIB II trailer before Ep 2, but Poggle's "language" sounded really dopey (yes, dopier than Will Smith going "old school" :D) and I was wondering A) why Dooku understood it; and B) why it sounded like Poggle was passing gas in several directions at once. Maybe I missed something with the slightly diminished sound at the Chinese, but it totally threw me every time he spoke, I thought it was the kid next to me making "rude" noises.

Battle Droid
05-17-2002, 01:14 AM
I loved Poggle's voice. :p

05-17-2002, 01:19 AM
Sounds about right, for how a big insectoid like alien would sound. Mandable clicks, hisses, and other assorted sounds. I thought the voices were great, something unique to the usual voices in the Star Wars Universe.

And who cares how Dooku understood it, obviously he's been working with them for quite sometime, and he may have been assigned to that system, and gotten to know the race and language, while he was still a Jedi. :)


Jar Jar Binks

Battle Droid
05-17-2002, 01:22 AM
Or he read the subtitles. :p

05-17-2002, 01:27 AM
I noticed that his voice sounded very similar to African tribal language. I'm not trying to incite some race war or even suggest that that's exactly what Mr. Lucas had in mind when he dubbed the voices. I just stay up really late at nite. And what else is there to watch at 4 a.m. except the National Geographic channel?:)

Darth Nihilus
05-17-2002, 10:29 AM
How could Han understand Chewie? "That's one growl for yes, two for no."

Rwwoooarrr - What's that? Little Timmy's fallen down the well?

Lord Tenebrous
05-17-2002, 12:12 PM
I don't think that the Geonosians possess tongues, which explains the other syllables. Like a 'T' sound, for instance, would be more emphasized using the throat, rather than slurring it with a 'D' sound.

It works the opposite way for a Gungan like Jar Jar. His long tongue disallows for a crisp-sounding T, so he slurs with a D, or whatever similar tone he can use.

05-17-2002, 01:00 PM
There not real....they are CGI characters, you talk like they are real and have been studied... it is just a movie....a super ***$ kickin' movie.

05-17-2002, 01:02 PM
NEXT! :rolleyes:

05-17-2002, 01:40 PM
What do you mean NOT REAL!?!?!?! Take it back! Take it back! My mother says that I can't play with you anymore.

05-17-2002, 01:43 PM
I'll talk to your mom....we will straighten this out.

El Chuxter
05-17-2002, 02:11 PM
I think it was one of Burrt's most original languages--sounds like an African tribal language mixed with assorted electronic noises. Much better than having twelve characters (okay, two or three) who sound just like Jabba the Hutt.

05-26-2002, 08:43 PM
I saw the film again last night, sounded like someone electrocuting Bill the Cat.

"Ack Ooop! THPPPPTH!"

figrin bran
05-26-2002, 09:42 PM
i object to using bjork in reference to the Genosian language!

*pops Vespertine into cd player* :D

Bel-Cam Jos
05-27-2002, 10:04 AM
Now, when you're out in public and using SW alien languages to speak to people (you know you ALL do it! :p ), which of these is more fun to use?

d)Rodian (maybe...)
e)Gonk (definately! )
g)Geonosian :D

He does use one semi-English word, I think. For "retreat," Poggle says "quittin" or "gohome," or something.

05-28-2002, 04:32 AM
I like that screeching sound that he always ends with :D

05-28-2002, 08:57 PM
I'm telling you guys, he's Bill the Cat from Bloom County. :D

Jedi Clint
05-28-2002, 10:14 PM
I guess no one remembers that wacked out cat JT. :( .....but I do :D

05-30-2002, 01:52 AM
Clint, are you a "Boinger"? ;) I still have that little record, it's pretty cool actually.

Jedi Clint
05-30-2002, 02:30 PM
They were pretty darn good.......honestly! I might have to do a little Kazaain' later today :D

The Chosen One
05-30-2002, 11:05 PM
It was pretty funny the first time I heard it...sounds like he's getting ready to spit out a lugi or something....

All the star war's languages were funny..especially the Ewoks...I kept hearing "Yo mama" when they were talking lol.

05-30-2002, 11:59 PM
YEAH!!!!!!!! Middle of the road, man it stank! Let's run over Lionel Richie with a tank!!!!!

Jedi Clint
05-31-2002, 01:13 AM
Sure we look disgusting, but whose chops are we busting?

05-31-2002, 01:31 AM
Does anyone know for sure if that really is the voice of Marton "Lord Celeborn" Csokas' (Fellowship of the Ring) voice? He's been credited as Poggle. Was that changed during post production? Didn't sound anything like him to me!:confused: