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Re: Would 1 global language suit the world better?

Postby spaceman_DOUG » 23 Nov 2012, 20:07

You have to admit, although it was a fascist theocracy, communications were a doddle.
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Re: Would 1 global language suit the world better?

Postby Bambis Dad » 23 Nov 2012, 20:22

Aurbesh never replaced Huttese in the outer rim worlds.
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Re: Would 1 global language suit the world better?

Postby rbt2 » 23 Nov 2012, 20:31

I thought there already was one global language.
Isn't it Esperanto?
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Re: Would 1 global language suit the world better?

Postby spaceman_DOUG » 23 Nov 2012, 20:39

^Yeah that's it, LG mentioned it in already in the second post.

Bambis Dad wrote:Aurbesh never replaced Huttese in the outer rim worlds.


Very true.

What about if universal translators existed rather than people having to learn the same language? The way Babel fish work maybe.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/hitchhikers/g ... fish.shtml

Well, maybe not.
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Re: Would 1 global language suit the world better?

Postby Multiplayerking » 23 Nov 2012, 20:49

Surely they have a universal translator in shows like Star Trek, unless we're expected to believe that aliens speak English.
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Re: Would 1 global language suit the world better?

Postby spaceman_DOUG » 23 Nov 2012, 21:06

It's like artificial gravity and near light speed travel, there's usually an explanation for it but they might as well just say 'FUTURE SCIENCE' since they can make anything up to qualify it.
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Re: Would 1 global language suit the world better?

Postby Multiplayerking » 23 Nov 2012, 22:01

'Warp speed' is the speed of light, isn't it? They usually go faster than warp speed, otherwise you'd never get anywhere.
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Re: Would 1 global language suit the world better?

Postby spaceman_DOUG » 24 Nov 2012, 12:45

I think in one of the Voyagers they get to warp factor 10 which means they were travelling with infinite velocity and appearing at all points of the universe at the same time, and then Paris and Janeway turned into lizzards had sex.

I think due to physic's crazy-ass rules you don't necessarily need to travel faster than light, just approach it, which somehow has the effect of reducing distances or something. I can't remember, ask Brian Cox.
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Re: Would 1 global language suit the world better?

Postby Multiplayerking » 24 Nov 2012, 15:20

Sure it'd be easier to just stay on Earth and play games.
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