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Stargate Languages (was: Con-Names of Plan

From:Paul Bennett <paul.bennett@...>
Date:Friday, September 20, 2002, 10:43
On 19 Sep 2002 at 15:38, Davis, Iain E. wrote:

> > > Talking about 'Earth', does anyone happen to know why on the > > Stargate TV show all the aliens refer to Earthlings (as a > > collective) as "the /ta:ri:/"? >
It's closer to /tOu r\ei/ IMO, and it means "People of Ra", Ra (or Re) being the Goa'uld who ruled the planet Abydos (and formerly Earth, too) in the Stargate movie. The Tokra were originally /to:k r\A/ (or thereabouts) which was once claimed to mean "Opponents of Ra", but I'm not sure if that ever stuck. SG1 is one of the few shows I'm a complete nerd about. Somewhere, I have a Goa'uld / English dictionary and phrasebook that I had been monkeying together, but I think I may have lost it over the years. --- Pb