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    Earth Symbol The Ancient Alphabet (I got it!)

    I bought the last DVD (R2) of S7 yesterday and while watching the Atlantis Preview I had the idea that the Ancient alphabet that they were using there could be translated into the Latin alphabet. I was right (and really bored to be willing to do this).

    With that, I was able to "translate" what is written on the stairs in front of the Atlantis gate ( http://www.scifi.com/atlantis/gallery/images_11.html ). It reads (the latter lines on the picture were sometimes upside-down and cut off at the ends):

    WE HOLD THE SEAS THE THRUTH
    A HEARTY WELCOME TO THOSE OF OTHER WORLDS
    VISITING OUR HOME FOR THE FIRST TIME (W)ELCOME AGAIN
    (...ABSENCEH) AS WEIGHED HEAVILY ON OUR SOUL SWEAR (E..)
    (...HOSE) RETURNING YOU Y HAVE BEEN GONE TOO LONG (ANI...)
    (...E) FOR DISTANT WORLDS WE PLEDGE TO RESPECT (TAE...)
    (...AE) YOU ARE AMONG US AND WE CELEBRATE (Y**BER...)

    It's possible that this picture isn't exactly what will finally be on the show, although what I could see on the DVD is that it is at least very similar.

    Woohoo! I always thought the letters were mere rubbish

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    This thread will be closed shortly. The new The Ancient Alphabet (I got it!) and other alphabets Part II thread can be found here. All Ultimate Alphabet posts are there, too.

    Here is a letter and numeral chart of the Ancient Alphabet (which is complete now).
    Last edited by sgeureka; July 1st, 2005 at 03:24 AM. Reason: Update some links, add a little information
    http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g3...s/AngryPC2.gif No, 'Eureka' is Greek for 'This bath is too hot.'
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    http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g3...s/AngryPC2.gif "Because only an extremely deranged individual would think of doing what we're doing."
    http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g3...s/AngryPC2.gif (LOST producer Damon Lindelof, May 2007)
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    Default Re: The Ancient Alphabet (I got it!)

    Hmmm... seems kind of convenient it's in English. When I was first reading your post, I thought you translated the letters from Ancient to Lattin (which you did) and then translated the resulting Latin phrases into English. Now that would really be time consuming (and you would probably have to be very bored to do that, unless you're fluent in Latin).

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    Default Re: The Ancient Alphabet (I got it!)

    Wow. you must have more free time on your hands than I do....

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    Default Re: The Ancient Alphabet (I got it!)

    Wow, cool! Way to have too much time on your hands!

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    Default Re: The Ancient Alphabet (I got it!)

    Too much time, or a very cool job

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    Default Re: The Ancient Alphabet (I got it!)

    Wow, thats cool. Nice post. Very interesting. I always thought that was some crazy light design, but its a cool quote. I like: "FOR DISTANT WORLDS WE PLEDGE TO RESPECT", thats a cool part. Nice job.
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    Default Re: The Ancient Alphabet (I got it!)

    Respect the worlds, but not its people.
    *cough* Orlin and his doings *cough*


    Or maybe the godcomplex kicked in.

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    Default Re: The Ancient Alphabet (I got it!)

    Orlin did try and help the people. It was just that, the Ancients/Acendeds beleive they should not interact on our level, probably for fear that we would be come corrupt and evil like the Goa'ulds.
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    Default Re: The Ancient Alphabet (I got it!)

    But when the people started attacking other worlds with the weapon, shouldn't they also respect that too?

    Cause otherwise they could start attacking earth for using ancient knowledge and the defensive weapon. Or the Goa'uld for using crystals...

    This could be twisted and turned along time:>

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    Well, Orlin's people only attacked the Goa'uld infested worlds I thought? But respect for life should always be held at a high standard.

    As for the Goa'uld stealing the crystal technology, if I were an Acendant, I don't know what I would have done. Look at the good and bad it has done. So I am kinda confused on that point.

    Damn your twisting and turning!
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    Default Re: The Ancient Alphabet (I got it!)

    I am good at that, confusing people... or making them mad.

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    Default Re: The Ancient Alphabet (I got it!)

    You did niether to me, you just made me think about what I posted. So its cool.

    **EDIT**: Changed coo to cool. For aAnubiSs
    Last edited by DownFallAngel; July 14th, 2004 at 01:29 PM.
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    Default Re: The Ancient Alphabet (I got it!)

    It's coo?!

    Now you're making me mad!

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    Default Re: The Ancient Alphabet (I got it!)

    Why? Why do I make you mad!?
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    Default Re: The Ancient Alphabet (I got it!)

    you misspelled cool. Coo? Do I look like a chicken or something?!

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    Default Re: The Ancient Alphabet (I got it!)

    My bad. I will change it promptly.
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    Default Re: The Ancient Alphabet (I got it!)

    Now you're cheating too

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    Default Re: The Ancient Alphabet (I got it!)

    yeha, this language is so creasy not very easy to understand but if you can take an enlarge picture of the gate [I've seen it in the lowdown or in the dvd xtra i dont remember] it ll be fun to have each sentence completed....

    anyway, nice job

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    Question Re: The Ancient Alphabet (I got it!)

    Here's a challenge for you SGEureka... Reckon you could translate the wall from "Torment Of Tantalus" for us? I'm interested to know if they thought that far back to make a language.
    "I'm thinking of nice turkey sandwich..."

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    Default Re: The Ancient Alphabet (I got it!)

    That would be awesome!

    Here is an image of it, I think.
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