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What Language is that???

POSTED BY: KANEMAN
UPDATED: Monday, June 5, 2006 03:09
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Sunday, June 4, 2006 7:19 AM

KANEMAN


What is the language used by our BDH in the show? Is it Chinese (if it is a real lang.). I only ask because in the "other forums section" there is firefly Chinese..

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Sunday, June 4, 2006 7:32 AM

SAMEERTIA


It's supposedly Mandarin Chinese, but between the phrases that the writers came up with and the pronunciation of the actors, it's really what Mandarin Chinese would be if written by Americans and pronounced by Canadians while living somewhere in a different universe 500 years into the future.

Dong ma?

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Sunday, June 4, 2006 7:47 AM

SASSALICIOUS


It's supposed to Mandarin Chinese and in one spot it was Cantonese.

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Sunday, June 4, 2006 7:51 AM

GRIZWALD


Quote:

...it's really what Mandarin Chinese would be if written by Americans and pronounced by Canadians while living somewhere in a different universe 500 years into the future.


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Sunday, June 4, 2006 8:22 AM

GUNRUNNER


In the show Mandarin except for the ship’s “Bitching Betty” in Out of Gas, which was in Cantonese. In the movie one little bit of Russian shows up at the end of the Maidenhead Bar scene.

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Monday, June 5, 2006 1:47 AM

NIRWIN


Anyone know of a list of all the phrases they use and their translations?
Just for the purpose of being absurdly geeky, I wanna know what they mean.

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Nirwin

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Monday, June 5, 2006 3:06 AM

SOFI


http://fireflychinese.home.att.net/

this is the best website for that i thinks. don't worry about bein' absurdly geeky. i have been on this too much =D

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"the legs. oh, yeah. definitely have to say it was her legs. you can put that down. her legs and where her legs meet her back. in fact, that whole area. and... above it..."

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Monday, June 5, 2006 3:06 AM

SOFI


http://fireflychinese.home.att.net/

this is the best website for that i thinks. don't worry about bein' absurdly geeky. i have been on this too much =D

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"the legs. oh, yeah. definitely have to say it was her legs. you can put that down. her legs and where her legs meet her back. in fact, that whole area. and... above it..."

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Monday, June 5, 2006 3:06 AM

SOFI


http://fireflychinese.home.att.net/

this is the best website for that i thinks. don't worry about bein' absurdly geeky. i have been on this too much =D

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"the legs. oh, yeah. definitely have to say it was her legs. you can put that down. her legs and where her legs meet her back. in fact, that whole area. and... above it..."

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Monday, June 5, 2006 3:06 AM

SOFI


http://fireflychinese.home.att.net/

this is the best website for that i thinks. don't worry about bein' absurdly geeky. i have been on this too much =D

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"the legs. oh, yeah. definitely have to say it was her legs. you can put that down. her legs and where her legs meet her back. in fact, that whole area. and... above it..."

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Monday, June 5, 2006 3:06 AM

SOFI


http://fireflychinese.home.att.net/

this is the best website for that i thinks. don't worry about bein' absurdly geeky. i have been on this too much =D

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"the legs. oh, yeah. definitely have to say it was her legs. you can put that down. her legs and where her legs meet her back. in fact, that whole area. and... above it..."

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Monday, June 5, 2006 3:06 AM

SOFI


http://fireflychinese.home.att.net/

this is the best website for that i thinks. don't worry about bein' absurdly geeky. i have been on this too much =D

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"the legs. oh, yeah. definitely have to say it was her legs. you can put that down. her legs and where her legs meet her back. in fact, that whole area. and... above it..."

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Monday, June 5, 2006 3:09 AM

OOKAMIKAWAHARA


Kaneman and everyone else,
don't forget to drop by the translation post area. We have a nice shiny post going on how to cuss in different languages. My contribution of course is in Japanese language.
mata, Ookami yori

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