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All of the Vegimals including Sharchini, Halibeet, Pikato, Grouber, Codish, Barrot, Tominnow and Tunip as they appear in 'Octonauts and the Saltwater Crocodile'

The Vegimals in A Very Vegimal Christmas

Vegimals in the Creature Report song.

The Vegimals are adorable little creatures that are half vegetable, half animal. They all enjoy cooking, gardening, singing, and helping the other Octonauts whenever they can. They speak Vegimalese, their own special language. Shellington is usually the only one who can understand what they are saying. All Vegimals have the lower halves of fish and flippers. Of all the Vegimals, however, Tunip is the only major character. They all tend to faint at bad or shocking news, fear, or embarrassment. They are also capable of breathing underwater without helmets. Tweak occasionally may understand their language. In The Bullfrogs, the frogs seem to understand their language as well.

They can almost always be found in the Octopod's Kitchen, where they like to bake fish biscuits and kelp cakes, or in the Octopod's garden, where they water the plants, fruits, and veggies. The Vegimals also seem to like helping Tweak fix and build things, especially Tunip, and in the Octopod Gym, where they have a Ping-Pong table, they enjoy playing a quick game whenever they can.

Appearance

Vegimals have a radish-like head that comes in different colors and a fish-like body that is colored either green or blue. They also have different pieces of leaves on their heads based on the vegetable they are designed after.

How they got discovered

Shellington said: "It was years ago that I discovered the Vegimals, of course, I didn't know there (Correction) we're vegimals at first. I was out some research, when I found something very unusual on the side of the octopod. As far I could tell, they we're eggs, but they we're bigger than any fish eggs I'd ever seen. In any case, It wasn't safe to leave them outside. So I brought them back to my lab to study. I kept a close watch on then day and night. Then one morning I awoke to a strange noise. It sounded like singing. And that's when I met Tunip. I'd never seen anything like them. They seemed to be half vegetable and half animal. So I called then Vegimals!"

Vegimal Name List

Meomi Books only (No appearances in TV series)

Perchkin

Perch

Pumpkin

Orange

Yamchovy

Anchovy

Yam

Orange
Wallabaga

Walleye

Rutabaga

Beige/yellow and pink/purple

Charchard

Char

Chard

Purple

Maccoli

Mackerel

Broccoli

Green

Carprika

Carp

Paprika

Orange

Albachoy

Albacore

Bok Choy

Green

Salepeño

Salmon

Jalapeño

Red

Tardelery

Tardigrade

Celery

Unknown


TV show appearances

Tunip Tuna Turnip Yellow
Codish Cod Radish Pink
Barrot Bass Carrot Orange
Grouber Grouper Tuber Purple
Tominnow Minnow Tomato Red
Pikato Pike Tomato Green
Halibeet Halibut Beetroot Blue
Sharchinni Shark Zuchinni Purple

Other

Vegimal Robot Name Creature Fruit/vegetable Color

Vegi-bot

Tuna - Robot

Turnip - Robot

Yellow

The Vegimal Language

As stated earlier in this article, the Vegimals speak Vegimalese. Information relating to their method of communications have yet to be officially released, however, we have collated some examples of spoken Vegimal and used context to decipher certain sounds and noises that they make. It is also likely that they do not speak an actual language (as in with syntax and grammar), and they use regular expressions in certain situations such as barks or alarm calls like dogs. However, this can be disputed as they seem to have "conversations" with one another. It can also be interpreted as a zooglot or an "animal language" with extremely simple grammar and syntax, similar to how Koko the gorilla speaks. Vegimals, however, as seen in creature reports and other episodes, do have the ability to imitate and speak some spoken English, with their distinct accents, but however much prefer to stick with their native tongue.

Linguistics:

Phonology:

Vegimal phonology is fairly simple. A very common sound they produce is a "voiced alveolar trill" or /r/, colloquially known as a "Rolled 'R'" like the Spanish R in "repollo" This commonly follows a Voiceless bilibial stop or /p/ as in the English "Pole"

The following IPA symbols can be heard from the Vegimals:

Consonants:

/r/ : Rolled "r"

/p/ : same as in English "p"

/ʈ/ : Not in English, pronounced by pronouncing a 't' but curling the tongue back to touch the hard palate.

Vowels:

Some phrases:

Here are some Vegimalese phrases!

Pardon the interpretation since this is written based on what I heard in various episodes. Definitions are given based on context. Feel free to edit if you have a better interpretation.

*Characters such as ü is pronounced as ue (u + e sound).

Pronunciation parts in bold indicate that it must be stressed when spoken.

Characters with diacritics that aren’t the diaresis indicate what tone the vowel is said in.

Vegimalese interpretation Pronunciation Definition Usage
Uüskah mika? u-yu-skah mi-ka What's that? Used to ask what something is.
Cheepa wala. chì-pa wa-la(h) Disappointed Used to express disappointment.
Didta, walla, fida dǐ-dta, wa-la, fi-dta(h) Ready, aim, fire Used by Tunip to tell Barrot to fire the plunger at the Gup-E to pull it out of the snot blob.
Bree! Bree! Check! Used In The Creature Reports
Vehicle and a rescue lina, beats a bloba every time-a Vehicle and a rescue lina, beats a blobs every time-a Vehicle and a rescue line, beats a blob every time Used in the Very Vegimal Christmas


Vegimalese interpretation Pronunciation Definition Usage
Cheepa cheepa Chi-pa chi-pa Super super! When they are happy
Mahngo Mah-ng-o Mango Mangoes




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