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    SadGeezerSadGeezer
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    hey, does anyone know of any websites that contain information about the languages written and verbal in farscape. Mainly the peacekeeper letters and words

    #59005
    Anonymous
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    No, but I do know that some words like frell need no translation!

    #59006
    Anonymous
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    Originally posted by :
    hey, does anyone know of any websites that contain information about the languages written and verbal in farscape. Mainly the peacekeeper letters and words


    No…are you planning to? Because if you do, please come back and tell us when you do!
    U’boo

    #59007
    Anonymous
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    I always wonder about languages. I posted on another board with a question about how John knew how to spell T`rallt`ixx but have heard no theories. Do translator microbes translate text, too? Or is there some kind of intergalactic Swahili that they all write? If microbes only handle speech, then John is illiterate, and with all those races, no one could know more than 20 or so written languages. Hey, U`boo!

    #59008
    Anonymous
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    You are, of course assuming he got the spelling right. He could just have taken the sounds and spelt out as English would have, in a similar way that English takes sounds of foreign words and names and spells out the syllables.

    [ 28-03-2002: Message edited by: CBrate ]

    #59009
    Anonymous
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    There’s conflicting info. In the episode where Crichton (on Talyn) is showing Aeryn his star charts, he is reading the names to her. I can’t tell if they’re written down, but I’m guessing they are. So one for “microbes don’t translate” or maybe “Aeryn can’t read John’s handwriting.”

    In all the scenes w/ Crichton working with the PK science officer, he seems to be dealing with Sebacean terminals, notes, etc. So either “microbes do translate,” or “Crichton has learned Sebacean.”

    Myself, I lean towards the idea that John has learned Sebacean. He’s a pretty bright guy.

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