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Old May 7 2010, 02:52 AM   #34
Delta1
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Re: Was Uhura a linguist?

greenguy wrote: View Post
There is a huge difference between being a linguist and being a translator.
Linguist is military jargon for a member who is paid to maintain proficiency in and, occasionally, use a foreign language. It's not the same thing as an academic linguist. Both were probably present on the Enterprise. Uhura could have been either one, or neither.
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