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Old May 6 2010, 10:52 PM   #24
Jonas Grumby
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Re: Was Uhura a linguist?

T'Girl wrote: View Post
Maybe even a cunning linguist.

(I'm sorry, but someone had to say it.)
Yeah, but you waited too long! I lost a bet that it would be within the first ten posts!

Anyway, I don't think Uhura was any kind of linguist (there's no evidence for it anywhere in TOS) and I don't think there was any need for her to be. I've never quite understood this argument that if she's not some kind of language savant then she's just a glorified telephone operator. She's a communication specialist, an expert in communications procedures and systems (including the maintenance and repair of same). That's nothing to sneeze at.
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