Posted Jun-19-2018 5:36 PM
I would like to Start a Topic were we can Discus the Engineers Language, mainly Focusing on the WRITTEN Cuneiform/Hieroglyphs of the Engineers.
While there seems to be THREE kinds of Cuneiform/Hieroglyphs we have seen in PROMETHEUS, the release of ALIEN: COVENANT had kept to the USE of the MAIN style of Writing that we see most commonly used by the Engineers in the TWO Prequels.
However... we can use this Topic to Debate about the other FORMS of Cuneiform/Hieroglyphs that we have seen in the Prequels (Sacrificial Cup/Bowl and the Ampoule Urns).
To my knowledge some of the Cuneiform/Hieroglyphs actually meant something in Prometheus, while others were just Random Gibberish and the Same applies to the Engineer Dialect too.
While there is NOT much we can Translate from some of these, some of them apparently have Translations and so i thought it would be FUN to try and Translate any that we can.... Can we CRACK the Code they use?
Wayne Haag had mentioned that while in Prometheus many of the Writings had No Translation he mentioned that in Alien Covenant extra care was taken to actually use Engineer Hieroglyphs that actually mean something.
I am not 100% sure those working with/on this Engineer Language actually had a Set-in-Stone Translation Method/Code. It appeared that it could be that some of the Translations are done by Translating the Hieroglyphs to English Words and then Translating these to Greek/Latin until we come up with a Word.
I thought it would be interesting to use this TOPIC to try and not only Translate what we CAN but also if any of us can DIG UP some Information that can help support us, or even contact some of those who worked on Alien Covenant. I have a Few Questions in Mind for Wayne Haag that i hopefully can get to pick his brains with.
HOWEVER... the Most Difficult Task with Engineer Hieroglyphs is they appear to have NO SPACES making it hard to determine the Words... with my Translation in the Banner there are Visible Spaces so that its easier to work out what those Hieroglyphs are.
If you Translate via the Engineer Alphabet and then Translate those 3 Words from Greek to English you get "Language of the Gods" well Tongues of the Gods.
So Feel Free to Discus, Research and Debate and lets see if we can actually Translate some stuff ;)
I would like to ADD this may be harder than it appears, as some of the Engineer Hieroglyphs in Prometheus appear to have a number of DIFFERENT Characters than the Engineer Alphabet provided on the DVD Extras, which had the 26 Letters of the Alphabet Translated but it appears there are a number more Engineer Hieroglyphs than 26
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