If you’ve got ever learn the novelization of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back then you definitely in all probability know precisely how one can spell the identify of the bipedal pack animals that Luke and Han are using on Hoth in the beginning of the movie. If, nevertheless, you’ve got solely ever heard the phrase, then yeah, it may very well be spelled quite a few completely different ways in which would make sense.
In addition to giving followers the right spelling, he additionally clues us in to one of many guidelines of correctly spelling the names of assorted species inside the Star Wars universe. Apparently, the names for sentient species are capitalized. However, the names of “creatures” which is to say non-sentient animals, will not be capitalized. The fascinating exception to this rule being the phrase “human” which isn’t capitalized. Even Matt Martin appears confused by that one.
So in the event you’re a Twi’lek or a Mandalorian, you get to capitalize your species, however in the event you’re a tauntaun or a mynock, no such luck. I suppose all of it definitely makes some sense. Of course, one assumes that no non-sentient creatures had a say on this resolution.
Of course, in the long run, Matt Martin needs everyone to know that misspelling a made-up phrase isn’t the stoning offense that some would possibly make it appear to be. He’s not attempting to make individuals really feel dangerous, simply having some enjoyable whereas additionally sharing some information.