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Engineer Language

NonsenseBody

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Posted Sep-20-2017 6:46 PM

I know, I know. :v This probably comes up every now and then, but has anyone deeply invested into understanding their language? Not the written/symbols part, by the way. The spoken portion, I know I heard some in Covenant, before David did his thing on the Engineer city. Maybe it meant run? Anyhow, I have a Google Docs with information I've collected across multiple places on it, maybe someone interested could get a kick out of it. So here ya go. :P

Language Findings.

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TheXenoneoprotomorph

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Posted Sep-21-2017 12:29 AM

I'm obsessed with their language, I'll be using that link, thanks 

Cerulean Blue

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Posted Sep-21-2017 11:27 AM

@ NonsenseBody - If you search this site, you will find translations of the Engineer & David's Prometheus conversation.  I believe it was titled:  The Engineer Speaks?  I believe it was Sukal who deciphered it?

NonsenseBody

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Posted Sep-21-2017 11:32 AM

@Cerulean Blue

I think I've seen that, because I do have the translation of that conversation. :P Is Sukal still around? It'd be nice to have a fellow language nerd around to dig further into this. 

NonsenseBody

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Posted Sep-21-2017 11:33 AM

@TheXenoneoprotomorph 

No problem!

Cerulean Blue

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Posted Sep-21-2017 11:43 AM

@NonsenseBody - I do not know where Sukal is?  Maybe Chris knows?

Ingeniero

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Posted Sep-21-2017 1:31 PM

Thank you NonsenseBody

Here below is an excerpt from the Weyland-Yutani Report, page 59, regarding the translation.

Lawrence of Arabia

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Posted Sep-21-2017 1:35 PM

Ingeniero

Is the Weyland-Yutani Report worth it? It looks like a great tome of Alien goodness.

"The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts."

NonsenseBody

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Posted Sep-21-2017 1:38 PM

@Ingeniero

WHOA. Thank you! :D

Ingeniero

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Posted Sep-21-2017 1:55 PM

You're most welcome NonsenseBody. Thank you for the topic.

I recommend the Weyland-Yutani Report Lawrence of Arabia. There are some errors with dates and details but not many. What I like about the report is the amount of small excerpts that help stitch together the backstory. It is all pretty good but the sections on the Prometheus mission and Fiorina 161 are some of my favorites. And it has a great timeline.

Also, a lot of the intelligence images shown comes from helmet feeds and event reports written by characters such as Michael Bishop...so it has a bit of a corporate-view feel to it.

 

 

Ati

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Posted Sep-21-2017 2:00 PM

Lawrence of Arabia and Ingeniero - The W-Y Report contains several useful pieces of info but according to a source it is not canon anymore.

Lawrence of Arabia

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Posted Sep-21-2017 2:03 PM

Ingeniero Thank you :) Considering picking it up, love getting all the info!

Ati What source is that? :0

"The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts."

Ati

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Posted Sep-21-2017 2:12 PM

Ha, a secret one! :D

Lawrence of Arabia

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Posted Sep-21-2017 2:15 PM

Ati If you don't mind my asking :P What isn't canon in the Weyland-Yutani Report? Doesn't it pretty much state what's in the films?

"The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts."

Ati

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Posted Sep-21-2017 2:27 PM

Lawrence of Arabia - True! The problem is what Ingeniero mentioned plus the thing you write - it collects the info from the movies and sources but contradictions can't be explained by it. As an example, it can't answer the mystery around the LV moons, zeta-reticuli, etc.

But it is useful and very OK! :)

Lawrence of Arabia

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Posted Sep-21-2017 2:31 PM

Ati

Ah, I get it :) Hopefully they release a more up-to-date tome soon.

"The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts."

Ati

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Posted Sep-21-2017 2:56 PM

Lawrence of Arabia -- Look at this chart.

Created by Yutani Assets:

Elizabeth Shaw Born? - The Novel: 2058, WY Report: 2061

TheXenoneoprotomorph

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Posted Sep-25-2017 4:02 AM

Eghom pârâthu Urnaja, I come from Paradise. 

AdamPD

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Posted Sep-25-2017 9:23 AM

I too am fascinated by the alien language, both spoken and written.

The engineer speaking scene was my favourite scene in the Prometheus film, even if it was cut, it really added to the atmosphere, because that engineers voice was deep and godly sounding.

Was there ever any translations of the writings on the walls and urns?

 

NonsenseBody

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Posted Sep-25-2017 10:49 AM

@TheXenoneoprotomorph Whoa, is that an actual find/line or did you make that up?

NonsenseBody

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Posted Sep-25-2017 10:50 AM

@AdamPD I believe some people have tried to translate it, but I can't recall if made out any real words or such.

TheXenoneoprotomorph

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Posted Sep-26-2017 12:22 AM

 I read the notes and composed it myself 

NonsenseBody

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Posted Sep-26-2017 8:57 PM

@TheXenoneoprotomorph Nice, though, I'd be careful. Because making our own sentences can be tricky since it's not in the English order of grammar structure. 

TheXenoneoprotomorph

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Posted Oct-15-2017 10:55 PM

Didn't use the English grammar structure 

NonsenseBody

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Posted Oct-15-2017 11:12 PM

@TheXenoneoprotomorph

Thumbs up to me for paying attention, Lol. Sorry about that. At least my previous reply can serve as a small note for others. 

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