Speaking in Ancient

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  1. Worlder

    Worlder Well-Known Member

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    Do you think it would be cool to have a few transformers that know how to speak the Cybertronian equivalent of Latin?

    I think Optimus should know a bit since he is a librarian clerk. But how about a transformer who speaks nothing but the ancient language.
     
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    They could always have Kup if he ever appears and/or Thundertron to do it.
     
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    Perhaps, Smokes knows a few words here and there since he was stationed at Iacon and guarded AT.
     
  4. SPLIT LIP

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    Basically Vos from MTMTE then?
     
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    a character that speaks solely in Cybertronian would be pretty cool in the show, but subtitles would be horrible for it, if they put them. But then, if they don't, the same people who don't like Bees beeping will hate that character as well, and if they don't, then they're just got that double standard going
     
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    Except that doesn't make one damn bit of sense.

    That's like saying anybody who can't understand French finds all French people annoying. There's a difference between a character speaking a language we don't understand, and obnoxious loud beeping.

    I love how people can so amazingly miss the point of something. The reason Bumblebee not speaking English is frowned upon is because his vocal substitute is grating and annoying, not just because he doesn't speak English.
     
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    except that's not what I'm saying at all.

    People on the forums have expressed that they dislike Bee's beeping because they can't understand what he's saying, unlike in the movies where he at least used audio clips. I've seen people complain about the fact that he DOES beep, but that's a whole other thing in itself. Most of it, fromw what I've seen, comes from the fact that Bee might as well be able to talk with all the expression and motion that character has.

    So, yeah, Bee's beeping might be 'annoying' to you and others, but not everyone, and not as much as the fact that he's not saying anything watchers can instantly understand.
     
  8. optimegatron

    optimegatron Not over, not finished.

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    Maybe Bumblebee only speaks ancient Cybertronian. Naaah.
     
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    lol
     
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    I doubt it. I wouldn't be surprised though if Soundwave only spoke Cybertronian which could be pretty cool since he hasn't failed expectations in the past.
     
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    Same problem with Lady Rainicorn. Love her voice, and korean language exoticness, but I really miss subtitles.
     
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    No,This will confuse the kids.

    Any country that airs the newer TF cartoons will translate everything into that countries language.
     
  13. Worlder

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    Garry Chalk (the VA of Optimus Primal) once read lines written in an ancient robot conlang.

    On Rollbots that is.
     

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