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Old October 16 2012, 10:58 PM   #27
Grant
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Re: The Linguistic Downgrading of the Romulans

T'Boo wrote: View Post
"Our portion [in life], Commander, is obedience."

Pretty straightforward to me. Kind of like saying, "Our lot in life, Commander, is obedience."

Mr. Spook wrote: View Post
This dialog always comfused me:

COMMANDER: Must it always be so? How many comrades have we lost in this way?

CENTURION: Our portion, Commander, is obedience.
I kinda always got the implication that he meant 'our lot..', but it always did sound awkward to me anyway.

I also agree that the two situations are vastly different. A lot more dialogue needed to be said in 'Incident' and if they had been talking so formally it would have got bogged down.
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