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دارث فادر (Darth Fader)

June 10, 2013

This is so many kinds of awesome. Ottoman Star Wars.

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(via @saladinahmed)

I was hoping that the Arabic version of Star Wars — Hurub al-nujuum! — would have characters with awesome names like DJINN OF DARKNESS, but alas it is just transliterated. Darth Vader in Arabic is دارث فادر or a rather less intimidating Darth Fader, since there’s no V in classical Arabic. Though my friend @askbilal noted that because of Vodaphone, they just added a new letter for V, ڤ .

Think about that. A corporation ADDED A LETTER (well, a diacritic, I guess) TO A LANGUAGE. Holy crap. On the other hand, the Phoenicians would be pretty fucking horrified with what we did to their alphabet, so there’s that.

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(via Wikipedia)

UPDATE: the Ottoman Star Wars art is by a guy named Murat Palta in Istanbul, and he has a series of posters for classic movies in the same style.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Carmie permalink
    July 1, 2013 12:05 am

    Sis he so the Gezi Wars art too?

    • Carmie permalink
      July 1, 2013 12:07 am

      *did (duh)

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