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Old January 25 2014, 11:46 PM   #31
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Re: Stargate SG1: How does everyone speak English?

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The Ancients were pissed enough at the Goa'uld that they left their language out of the DHD on purpose.


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Thanks, of course I pulled that out of my behind. I didn't read the novel.
No worries, that's what I figured. This is all pulled out of our respective orifices as far as I'm concerned. MacLeod's technicality proves it.
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Old January 26 2014, 05:04 AM   #32
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Does that novel cover how the Abydonians, Teal'c, and some of the Chulak prisoners spoke English in COTG?
Not that I remember. It's just a small bit at the beginning, really; it's not a novel about translation mechanics.
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Old January 27 2014, 09:25 AM   #33
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It's the novel Cost of Honor that explains it, which takes place between "The Enemy Within" and "Emancipation." At first SG-1 doesn't understand the other languages (as in the film and "Children of the God"), but when they travel from a stargate with a DHD to another planet (so neither terminus is Earth), they begin to perceive everyone as speaking in English. Daniel and Sam suggest it's a software function of the DHDs, and Sam implies she'll analyze a DHD and add the program to the Earth 'gate.

Then why is Daniel the only one that knows Goua'ld and why do the Jaffa still speak it at time and not others?
It was probably programmed by the same person who did Starfleet's universal translators. They tended to do the same thing, especially with Klingonese, where they would for no reason at all just not translate words or entire phrases and force someone, likely Worf, to translate it for everyone else.
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Old January 27 2014, 10:28 AM   #34
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It's the novel Cost of Honor that explains it, which takes place between "The Enemy Within" and "Emancipation." At first SG-1 doesn't understand the other languages (as in the film and "Children of the God"), but when they travel from a stargate with a DHD to another planet (so neither terminus is Earth), they begin to perceive everyone as speaking in English. Daniel and Sam suggest it's a software function of the DHDs, and Sam implies she'll analyze a DHD and add the program to the Earth 'gate.
Then why is Daniel the only one that knows Goua'ld and why do the Jaffa still speak it at time and not others?
It was probably programmed by the same person who did Starfleet's universal translators. They tended to do the same thing, especially with Klingonese, where they would for no reason at all just not translate words or entire phrases and force someone, likely Worf, to translate it for everyone else.
The universal translator read the script, just like the doors, which always knew when someone really wanted to leave, or when they just wanted to deliver a speech directly in front of the door before making a dramatic exit.
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