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Con-Names of Planets

From:daniel andreasson <danielandreasson@...>
Date:Thursday, September 19, 2002, 11:25
Joe 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:/"?
> As far as I'm aware, that's the symbol of Earth as a planet. > A triangle with a circle above it...
Yes. And the reason all the peoples on all the planets have the same word is probably that it's a borrowing from the Goa'uld. Then again, I'm not sure how the different peoples would know the Goa'uld name for Earth. And why it hasn't changed since the Goa'uld left them. But it's not the most logical of series, be it very entertaining. Perhaps they have the word from the Jaffa. Here's an interesting quote from the FAQ at the official site: | Why does every culture SG-1 encounters speak English? | | They do not. As many cultures encountered by the SG teams are | derived from ancient Earth cultures, as a linguist, Daniel | Jackson is able to communicate with most of these cultures." Now that's to think highly of linguists. :D ||| daniel -- "You can't post that on the Internet, you don't even know if it's true!" - Lisa Simpson to Homer.