So being drunk and reminisce'ing the good old stargate clips that exist on youtube. Longing for a new show
It got me wondering.
in Stargate Atlantis, the first encounter with the only known living ancients: LINK:
Why the actual F*** are they speaking english?!?
They went extinct thousands of years ago long before english existed
I've tried googling this question and all i can find is Q/A on why the entire SG Universe is speaking english.
All i can find is that it would just not be worth the time and effort to make up a new language everytime they visit a new planet. which i totally understand and i have never ever complained about or even given a thought to.
Star trek have their imaginary universal translator which can magically translate everything, even new encounter languages that has no history to any earth language...which makes no sense whatsoever.... to ANY translator program ever created.... it honestly makes less sense that everyone just speaking english
But this is the ancients we are speaking off. These folks pretty much have their own language already established in our beloved SG world!
So why wouldn't the writers just have them speak ancient?
There is literally almost a half-full library of their language on the web.
and probably wouldnt take to much effort to make them just say "unknown vessel and so forth" in ancient
Daedalus could easily translate this as it/the crew "Mckay" would probably know enough ancient to translate
and given their short existence in the series, they wouldnt really have to make up an entire dictionary.
or very much effort, but it would have given the show a bit more power.
alternatively they are intelligent enough to learn english extremly quickly. which would make alot of sense seeing as they are the ancients.
Sorry for the rambling. probably answered most of my own questions as the screen writers would have.
But i want to know the communties thoughts and theories on this