Why can't R2 speak English?

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  1. Samurai8472

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  3. fireproof78

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    These robots in this fantasy series are not accurate...


    ...where's my "what an odd thing to say " gif?
     
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  4. ED-209

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    Because he BEEPing can’t.
     
  5. Ridcully

    Ridcully Commodore Commodore

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    Then you do not need to beep out the.....erm so-called colourful words.....buggeritbeep!
     
  6. Noname Given

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    It appears the main articulatable vocal component of an R2 unit in STAR WARS is a simple MIDI synthesizer. ;)
     
  7. Captrek

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    On a related note, what about 3PO and Sith? He says:

    But 3PO was an off-the-books project by a slave kid on Tattooine, where the Republic had no effective jurisdiction. Why would Ani design his droid to be mechanically incapable of translating Sith?
     
  8. Ithekro

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    3PO was built/rebuilt from salvaged parts by Anakin Skywalker as a boy. This means that 3PO's brain is still a regular one build under code by Cybot Galactica sometime before it ended up on Tatooine. Probably salvaged by Jawas from a shipwreck.
     
  9. fireproof78

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    Base programming probably was intact.