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Old August 25 2013, 07:42 PM   #30
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Re: Star Trek etymology

My method for coming up with alien names was either take a common word and changing vowels and consonants, or finding an unusual name in the phone book. Other times, I just combined nonsense syllables that sounded good to the ear.
Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard: For duty and humanity! --Men in Black (1934)
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