Unpopular Trek opinions game

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Kahlesh, May 15, 2019.

  1. Tenacity

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    It would end the discussion about canon.
     
  2. fireproof78

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    I would like to believe that but I am highly skeptical that it would.
     
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  3. Discofan

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    When he sings his funeral song for Airiam, Saru uses a different tongue than the one he spoke to his sister in, on his planet, which is bizarre to say the least. The latter contains tongue noises (like the Xhosa language from Africa), of which the former is completely devoid.
     
  4. Nyotarules

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    Maybe he speaks more than one language, you know just as Earth has many languages.
     
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  5. Kor

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    My unpopular opinion: Picard should have infected Hugh with that computer virus before sending him back to the Borg.

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  6. fireproof78

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    People can learn different languages.
     
  7. Lord Garth

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    Unpopular Opinion: I'm not feeling Star Trek: Picard.
     
  8. 1001001

    1001001 I Like the Nightlife, Baby! Moderator

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  9. Vger23

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    Incredibly so. To the tune of "The Phantom Menace is better than Empire Strikes Back" levels of unpopular.
     
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  10. fireproof78

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    Seconded. The last poster has not done a whole lot for me, and the only angle that might hook me (big might) is the Romulans.
     
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  11. RPOW0614

    RPOW0614 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Haven't read the entire thread but here's mine....

    I like Enterprise, especially seasons 3 and 4.
     
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  12. Discofan

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    Sure and he speaks 94 of them (unless that number has increased in the meantime) but why would he use a tongue different from his native one for Airiam's funeral, given that it was to honor a tradition of his own people? That doesn't make sense.
     
  13. fireproof78

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    Unless it was something special between them. I'm not saying it is perfectly explained in the episode but I am saying there are potential reasons that could make sense.

    I see both sides is all.
     
  14. Kor

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    It's not unheard of for cultures and societies to use different languages for different purposes.
    Perhaps he was using an ecclesiastical/liturgical language used in Kelpian religious services and ceremonies such as funerals.

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  15. fireproof78

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    Oh, good point. I recall that with JRR Tolkien and his Dwarves, as they had a more common tongue and a more private speech not known to outsiders.
     
  16. Discofan

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    It's a definite possibility like for a time Latin was the language of Catholic priests and that means that ordinary people recited the words without the slightest idea of their meaning.
     
  17. Discofan

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    I don't think that you have to "spoiler" that one.;)
     
  18. fireproof78

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    Shakespeare was actually a similar way. The common people did not speak like Shakespeare wrote but went to the plays to hear the more fancy language.

    Have to? No. Did I? Yes.
     
  19. 1001001

    1001001 I Like the Nightlife, Baby! Moderator

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    Catholics sing hymns in Latin sometimes.
     
  20. BillJ

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    I’m in wait-and-see mode.
     
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