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Uryuomoco is the native language spoken by the Uryuom race and selected other characters that have been taught the language by Uryuoms. Its construction is a simple substitution cipher of the related English words, with some exceptions (to ensure it is actually readable). Note that "URYUOM" translates to "alien", and "URYUOMOCO" to "alienese". Throughout the article below, capital letters are used to designate text that is in Uryuomoco with lowercase as English text, in typical ciphertext/plaintext convention.

Usage in comic Edit

When Uryuoms first appeared in the comic, Dan though it would be nifty and fun to let them have their own language, but later abandoned the idea of actually using it in comics for two reasons, explained in comics commentary: first, he lost the key (but fans quickly sent it to him when he mentioned it)[1] and second, he decided that if it's something people are supposed to understand he shouldn't unnecessarily complicate it.[2]

Translating Uryuomoco into English Edit

The basis for a translation is to use the following substitution cipher:

abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
UVSJOHTFYDPRNMEKWLCGABQZIX

(This substitution works in either direction, since letters are grouped in pairs; that is, "a" in English is "U" in Uryuomoco, and "A" in Uryuomoco is "u" in English.)

Additionally, some letter combinations are changed in order to make the Uryuomoco text readable (the following table has been re-ordered so that superstring clusters are listed under their substrings):

Uryuomoco English Notes
CH th No documented use as "sf". AC1.
EH o When at the end of a word. AC2.
IS s Sometimes (see GIS below for the documented example, also the likely basis of AIS). AC0.
↳ AIS ss No documented use as "uyc". Takes precedence over rule for "IS" above. AC1.
↳ GIS ts No documented use as "tyc". Documented example of "IS" above. AC0.
OT ing No documented use as "eg". AC1.
JA d When at the end of a word (documented example MJA below). AC2.
↳ MJA nd No documented use as "ndu". Documented example of "JA" above. ACx.
QU w Almost certainly true based on available text. See also "W" below. AC1.
↳ QUO wh No documented use as "wae" or "we". Takes precedence over rule for "QU" above. AC1.
RA ll No documented use as "lu". AC1.
SE ch No documented use as "co". AC1.
TUL gr No documented use as "gar". AC1.
US sh Note that "US" also appears as "ac"! AC1.
↳ USP ack More likely than "shk". ACx.
YU i No documented use as "ia", but has occurred for "y" rather than "i" (see "UYU" below for a documented example). AC1.
↳ UYU ay Sometimes (end of word?), taking precedence over rule for "YU". AC0.
W qu See also "QU" above. AC2.

The AC codes denote the relationship to the Anticarrot guide (archive of original format) used by the Ookii translator:

  • ACx - Not listed, but this does not impede the translator offering the correct result.
  • AC2 - Not originally listed in this table, added to concord with the Anticarrot guide. Derived superstring clusters may have been listed in this table.
  • AC1 - Listed in the Anticarrot guide and this table.
  • AC0 - Not listed in the Anticarrot guide and therefore not implemented by the Ookii translator.

Note that "i" has always been written as "YU", and "w" has always been written as "QU". This frees up all other combinations of "Y*" and "Q*" for use as digraphs, but this may also make the text difficult to read as Uryuomoco.

Example translations Edit

The following is a partial list of translations seen in EGS thus far.

Strip found Uryuomoco text English translation
Uryuomoco is a lovely language[3] MEH, MEG CHUG! No, not that!
Toilet Humor[4] SEUMTO VUSP GONKELULYURI QUOYURO ACOT CHO LOCGLEEN! Change back temporarily while using the restroom!
Crying on the Inside[5] GUYUR Tail
Uryuomoco Lesson[6] ROULM U RUMTAUTO CHUG... HUCG??? learn a language that ...fast???
Unproductive Forms[7] SAGO cute
Will & Gill Move On[8] SEYUNOLU chimera
Ingredients[9] ROAISOL SEYUNOLU, TULOUGOL SEYUNOLU lesser chimera, greater chimera
Back To The Information Overload[10] LESPUKO rock ape
Tedd's Dream, Part I[11] JOUCH... DEATH...
Tedd's Dream, Part II[12] YUG YUC GYUNO HEL CHO OMJA EH NUM IT IS TIME FOR THE END OF MAN
Tedd's Dream, Part II[13] CHYUC NUCGOL EH HYULO USURA YUMFOLYUG CHO OULCH THIS MASTER OF FIRE SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH
Tedd's Dream, Part II[14] NI BOLI KLOCOMSO OUGIS UQUUYU UG IEAL HROUS... MY VERY PRESENCE EATS AWAY AT YOUR FLESH...

Additionally, the "Tam Eh" in the title of the "Tam Eh Tedd" storyline translates to "gun of," so the title means "Gun of Tedd."

Characters known to speak UryuomocoEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. EGS Main Story Comic for 2003-05-19 ("Toilet Humor")
  2. EGS Main Story Comic for 2003-04-21 ("Uryuomoco Is A Lovely Language")
  3. EGS Main Story Comic for 2003-04-21 ("Uryuomoco Is A Lovely Language")
  4. EGS Main Story Comic for 2003-05-19 ("Toilet Humor")
  5. EGS Main Story Comic for 2003-09-10 ("Crying On The Inside")
  6. EGS Main Story Comic for 2003-09-24 ("Uryuomoco Lesson")
  7. EGS Main Story Comic for 2003-09-25 ("Unproductive Forms")
  8. EGS Main Story Comic for 2003-10-08 ("Will & Gill Move On")
  9. EGS Main Story Comic for 2004-02-25 ("Ingredients")
  10. EGS Main Story Comic for 2004-03-10 ("Back To The Information Overload")
  11. EGS Main Story Comic for 2004-08-24 ("Tedd's Dream, Part I")
  12. EGS Main Story Comic for 2004-08-26 ("Tedd's Dream, Part II")
  13. EGS Main Story Comic for 2004-08-26 ("Tedd's Dream, Part II")
  14. EGS Main Story Comic for 2004-08-26 ("Tedd's Dream, Part II")
  15. EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-10-29

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