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Admiral Zeratul
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Orz Translation
« on: August 23, 2010, 10:54:12 pm »

I have been thinking about the Orz and how they speak. Wouldn't it be cool if we had some place to talk about their many lingual anomalies?
The topic of conversation this time is none other than Orz communications. We will each try to explain the Orz (or at least how best we think they can be explained) and then try to emulate the Orz ourselves. Allow me to demonstrate.

The Orz are beyond strange, but I think what they are doing is looking for allies, much like Captain Zelnick. By *pulling* *happy campers* into their native dimensions, they gain new inter-dimensional friends to help them cope with their enemies. That is why they must be *connected* for *camping*, because people in *heavy space* need help from the Orz to make the transition into those otherworldly dimensions.
It is a *fat* topic, but should we try to be *absorbing*? Yes! It is *smiley time* I am sure! Let us *spit* words about Orz *cousins*.
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Re: Orz Translation
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2010, 11:48:22 pm »

There are a few things that are obvious, such as the alliance request and the warning when they turn hostile. Everything else is open to interpretation.
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Re: Orz Translation
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2010, 01:06:46 am »

There is quite a bit speculation here. Spoiler warning and all that.
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Re: Orz Translation
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2010, 06:55:39 pm »

There is quite a bit speculation here. Spoiler warning and all that.

I disagree with some of those. For instance, I don't think *fingers* refers to individual Orz. I always had the impression that *fingers* are the things Orz have that denote significance or social standing. When an Orz says "Orz are one with many *fingers*", that is probably his way of telling the captain how great he is.
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Re: Orz Translation
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2010, 04:13:28 am »

Well that's an unusual interpretation. I would have never thought of that. Unfortunately, TfB likely didn't either.
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Re: Orz Translation
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2010, 09:49:18 pm »

There's no need to spray *juice* all over this topic  Tongue
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Re: Orz Translation
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2010, 06:00:14 pm »

OK, so with your interpretation of *fingers*, what would *many bubbles* be? The dialogue means that you can't really speculate about the one without speculating on the other.
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Re: Orz Translation
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2010, 10:03:48 pm »

With that logic, *many bubbles* could be just another rank.

Personally I think that *fingers* are instances of ORZ representation in our universe and  *many bubbles* refers to multiple separate individuals.
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