Thread: UFP Anthem
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Old July 15 2009, 04:50 PM   #87
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Re: UFP Anthem

If I were being more earnest, I would assume that a Federation Anthem's lyrics would probably be all about unity and diversity and multiculturalism and liberty and sentient rights and exploration.

And it would probably have to be really carefully constructed so that translated lyrics could fit into it for the other three founding worlds' languages, too. In fact, since I subscribe to the novels' depiction of the founding worlds -- that Alpha Centauri, a former United Earth colony, was also one of the founding worlds, and that Alpha Centauri has a large diaspora of Chinese Humans -- I would probably infer that the Anthem is constructed to work in English, Vulcan, Andorii, Tellarite, and Mandarin (at least).
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