The Tau alphabet doesn't have letters for Q or Z, also check out Lexicanum's Tau Lexicon to see if a word already exists in canon.
Colours are named in accordance with the color spectrum, secondary Colours are often, though not always, just combinations of two words.
- Nen - Black
- Nen can also mean dark, secret or hidden, depending on the context.
- Au'i - white
- Drawing it's roots from "Aun", meaning Ethereal, Au'i can also mean bright or shining
- Au'es - "the color of light"' being that Tau can see into the ultraviolet spectrum better than humans can, they perceive direct sunlight as a completely different colour.
- Supposedly described as "a pinkish brighter than white"
- Ne'ti -as with infrared, Tau can perceive colors beyond red more that humans. They can see in darkness better than humans, being especially able to detect other living things giving off heat.
- described as being a "cool, soft and distant red"
- Ne'uin - grey
- Sha'ut - red
- Draws it's roots from "Shas" meaning fire
- Riy - yellow
- Be - green
- Un'go - blue
- Sha'uit'un'go - purple
- Riy'sha'ut - orange
- Ba'sshui - brown
- Arollus - a scorpion-like creature, found naturally on desert worlds scattered around the Tau empire (possibly spreading due to sneaking into freight ships entering and leaving such planets)
- Ayrus - Unclear, "dragon" or "serpent" like creature. Intended meaning may or may not be that of a mythological creature.
- N'tyr - Necrons (pronounced "Nn tur")
- El'vur - Eldar
- El'vur'atui - Eldar Craftworld
- Ka'rus'ko - Chaos
- Arrat - Xai'athi
- Kai'gue'la - Space Marines
- Sept - Planet in Tau control
- Sect - Planet (uncontrolled, or of unknown ownership)
- Gue'ept - Planet in control of the Imperium
- Be'gel'ept - Ork planet
- Y'he'ept - Planet claimed by Tyranids
- Ka'rus'ko'ept - Chaos controlled planet
- El'vur'ept - Eldar planet (most likley Exodites)
- N'tyr'ect - Necron Tombworld
- Ori'ect - Fortress World
- Gue'ori'ept - Human fortress world
- Ori'sept- Tau Fortress World
- Ares'ect - War world
- Ares'ept - Tau war world
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