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SV: Re: Enterprise

From:Michael Fors <micke@...>
Date:Monday, January 20, 2003, 19:23
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On Monday 20 January 2003 5:33 pm, Michael Fors wrote:
> Hello everybody! > > I'm watching the Enterprise-series for the moment (what happens before Star > Trek), and I heard something really amusing on that show. There is a female > crew member, Hoshi. She is the language expert and she speaks Vulcan > fluently, she can understand some Klingon, plus a number of other > languages. She said something about an alien language after hearing about > 30 seconds of it. She said: "It seems to be bimodal". I am not an expert on > grammar, but it sounds to me like that has something to do with the verb > modus, like the language only has two modus (modi?). Is that really > something you can HEAR when listening to a language you don't know? I don't > think so. Can anyone here give me some input on this? > > Cheerio, > > Micke >
Bimodal means having two moods, ie. Imperative/Indicative. First, Star Trek is entertaining, but is not meant to be taken seriously. Second, well, she's a prodigy, and I think you might be able to tell some grammar by a repeated stem with different inflections...I couldn't but she may be able to... That's what I thought. And of course I know that Star Trek is entertainment! I just think that they could try a little harder when it comes to describing alien languages. That's all. I mean, communication is a rather big thing in films nowadays. :) Micke