The Technodrome Forums

Go Back   The Technodrome Forums > TMNT Universes > General TMNT Discussion

Notices

View Poll Results: Would you like constructed languages in TMNT?
Yes 4 57.14%
No 3 42.86%
Voters: 7. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-10-2019, 09:28 AM   #1
Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
Emperor
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Sweden
Posts: 8,270
Would you like constructed languages in TMNT?

With constructed languages, I'm talking about something like the Klingonese language from Star Trek.

Such languages would be spoken by species like the Utroms, the Kraang, Triceratons, Neutrinos, Turtleoids or the Humanoid Federation. I'm not talking about just a few lines, but rather full-developed dictionaries and grammar structures.
__________________
Because of continuity and timeline errors, I've given up writing fanfiction based on the 1987-1996 animated television series. Instead, I'm trying to reboot the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles story, something many other fanfiction writers alredy do:

Hopefully, stories will later appear at

http://www.fanfiction.net/u/968367/O...NT-Cartoon-Fan
Original TMNT Cartoon Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2019, 09:35 AM   #2
Leo656
The Franchise
 
Leo656's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: nWo Country
Posts: 15,243
That could be a neat idea, but maaaaan, I'm done learnin'. Every time I cram something new in, something old falls out.

I already lost the name of the chick who played the Tool Time Girl on "Home Improvement". Next might be the win/loss results of all the "WCW Halloween Havoc" PPVs. I can't take a chance on that. I'm out.
__________________

"I left some words quite far from here to be a short reminder...
I laid them out in stone, in case they need to last forever..."

"But hey... I'm not telling you anything that you don't already know."
nWo Tech: The Official Thread Poison of the Technodrome Forums
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxr...awnHgDz1ceDcfA
Leo656 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2019, 09:55 AM   #3
Prowler
Emperor
 
Prowler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Portugal
Posts: 6,266
Well, that sounds nice on paper but no one is ever going to go through that much trouble for TMNT.
Prowler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2019, 09:58 AM   #4
neatoman
Emperor
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Stockholm
Posts: 5,505
I said this before but it appears that the Federation's status as "aliens" is a retcon, as they have names that are clearly of earthly origins. I guess giving them a language of their own might dispell some confusion?

Anyway, there's honestly not that much reason for constructed languages in fiction other than it being "fun". Since the work will mostly be in a real world language anyway, some added sentances in a fictional one seems a little pointless.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by JTH View Post
Turtles is basically the red-headed stepchild of Nick.
Hahahaha!
neatoman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2019, 01:47 PM   #5
TurtleWA
Mad Scientist
 
TurtleWA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: WA
Posts: 2,487
My gut reaction is no. I like basic good story telling focused around the turtles. Keeping it simple and to the point as much as possible.
__________________
Find me on
Instagram @turtle_wa
YouTube @TurtleWA
TurtleWA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2019, 01:56 PM   #6
Candy Kappa
The Agenda of Existing
 
Candy Kappa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Vikingland
Posts: 13,940
Absolutely not
Candy Kappa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2019, 03:22 PM   #7
CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
Annalist
 
CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 13,991
TMNT ain't Star Trek or Lord of the Rings. Ain't worthy of the investment and intelligence.
__________________
ALL THEIR DAYS ARE NUMBERED
CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2019, 03:44 PM   #8
FredWolfLeonardo
Big Blue Boy Scout
 
FredWolfLeonardo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: New Bark Town
Posts: 3,166
All un-earthly beings in tmnt should speak perfect english, and we should never question it!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeandRaph87 View Post
The biggest villains were the censors. What they could do without being held back is my question. Shredder could've done more than blow up the Channel Six building. I don't mean as far as murdering Splinter, but think of the possibilities if censors were not an issue. Shredder and Krang combined had the biggest arsenal of any villains in all of the cartoons.
FredWolfLeonardo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2019, 04:06 PM   #9
Utrommaniac
Resident overthinker
 
Utrommaniac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Back in Texas
Posts: 4,791
^ Yeah, I'm in with that. If you're going to have aliens, do more than them just having better technology than humans.

It doesn't have to be developed fully, just a rough conlang. Maybe spoken among each other when they don't want to say things to the turtles. Or some individuals having some confusion with English.

(IDW does at least depict Utroms speaking their own language <But like this>. And then being confused why they switched to "Earth" English. Is there some other English we aren't aware of?)
__________________
Utrommaniac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2019, 04:27 PM   #10
TurtleWA
Mad Scientist
 
TurtleWA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: WA
Posts: 2,487
Quote:
Originally Posted by FredWolfLeonardo View Post
All un-earthly beings in tmnt should speak perfect english, and we should never question it!
Exactly because they have advanced tech. Like intergalactic google translate chips implanted in their teeth. And have evolved into only using verbal communication with outsiders. When talking among themselves itís all non verbal.
__________________
Find me on
Instagram @turtle_wa
YouTube @TurtleWA
TurtleWA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2019, 10:10 PM   #11
FredWolfLeonardo
Big Blue Boy Scout
 
FredWolfLeonardo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: New Bark Town
Posts: 3,166
Quote:
Originally Posted by TurtleWA View Post
Exactly because they have advanced tech. Like intergalactic google translate chips implanted in their teeth. And have evolved into only using verbal communication with outsiders. When talking among themselves itís all non verbal.
in one episode of the 1987 cartoon, Raphael even makes fun of Usagi being able to speak perfect english despite being from feudal Japan in an alternate universe
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeandRaph87 View Post
The biggest villains were the censors. What they could do without being held back is my question. Shredder could've done more than blow up the Channel Six building. I don't mean as far as murdering Splinter, but think of the possibilities if censors were not an issue. Shredder and Krang combined had the biggest arsenal of any villains in all of the cartoons.
FredWolfLeonardo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2019, 10:27 PM   #12
TurtleWA
Mad Scientist
 
TurtleWA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: WA
Posts: 2,487
Quote:
Originally Posted by FredWolfLeonardo View Post
in one episode of the 1987 cartoon, Raphael even makes fun of Usagi being able to speak perfect english despite being from feudal Japan in an alternate universe
I donít even speak perfect English. Damn you Raph.
__________________
Find me on
Instagram @turtle_wa
YouTube @TurtleWA
TurtleWA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2019, 05:19 PM   #13
pferreira
Mad Scientist
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 1,906
I don't mind it as long as there's subtitles and it's only for when the TMNT don't have a universal translator style device.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Leo656 View Post
I already lost the name of the chick who played the Tool Time Girl on "Home Improvement".
Pamela Anderson.

Quote:
Originally Posted by neatoman View Post
Since the work will mostly be in a real world language anyway, some added sentances in a fictional one seems a little pointless.
Not a Star Trek fan then?
pferreira is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
constructed, languages, tmnt

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.