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Old May 16 2013, 06:50 AM   #31
Timelord Victorious
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Re: Betazoid? why zoid?

Well, Germans is not that far off. The region where we lived was once called Germania populated by the Germanen. They gave Julius Caesar a bloody nose.
Not sure when it became The Deutsches Volk and Deutschland.
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Old May 16 2013, 07:52 AM   #32
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Re: Betazoid? why zoid?

Deutsch comes from "Diutisc", a word meaning people iirc, "diutisc land" would then mean "land of the (german speaking) people", naturally more inclusive than naming it after a specific tribe which happened in other languages, the Alemannen lived close to what would become France so their tribe's name became the name of Germany in french for example.
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Old May 16 2013, 11:18 AM   #33
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Re: Betazoid? why zoid?

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Wasn't that dude on Talos IV?
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Old May 16 2013, 11:33 AM   #34
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*Glares*

I was going to make that joke!
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Old May 16 2013, 05:42 PM   #35
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Maybe Betazan? Sounds better to me...
Hard to figure out how to pronounce it, though. It looks like "Beh-tazz-an" to me.
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Old May 16 2013, 06:29 PM   #36
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Re: Betazoid? why zoid?

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"Ask your doctor about Betazan today."


Well on the flip side of that, every time I heard "Betazoid" I kept wondering if Deanna ever ate Altoids. So... do Altoids come from the planet Alted?
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Old May 16 2013, 07:09 PM   #37
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Wasn't that dude on Talos IV?
Yep, same costume. Part of it, anyway.
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