ANCIENT LANGUAGE

When O'Neill interfaced with the Ancient repositories on P3R-272 and P3X-439, he began to unwillingly speak the language of the Ancients. The Ancient language is related to post-Medieval Latin, and Daniel has since become an expert in the translation of the Ancient writings that SG-1 has encountered on many worlds.

The language is written left-to-right using symbols with a squared or block appearance, but SG-1 also discovered that the stargate glyphs themselves represent a kind of alphabet. Each symbol on the stargate has a corresponding sound so that a planet's address can be spoken aloud as a word. Thus, "Praclarush Taonas" is not only the name of a planet, it is also a gate address, with each of the six syllables corresponding to six individual glyphs: 35 (pra) - 3 (cla) - 31 (rush) - 29 (ta) - 5 (o) - 17 (nas). The point of origin symbol for Earth is pronounced "at."

In the language of the Ancients:

Aveo amacuse:
Clavia:
Contegia:
Cozars:
Cruvas:
Derentis:
Domavatus Vestul Motabilium:
Dormata:
Eetium:
Egoo deserdi asordo. Comdo asorda.:
Egoo indeeo navo lochus.:
Euge:
Fallatus:
Feggus:
Fron:
Hic Qua Videeum:
Illac Renin:
Noo Ani Anqueetus:
Onno matta netario.:
Praclarush Taonas:
Subo glaciuse:
Terra Atlantus:
Tua puta ego.:
Ventio:

Goodbye
Key
Disease
Legs
Wrong
Insane
Master of an Uncertain Past
Sleep
Understood
I need help. Please help.
I need a new location.
Good
Ability
Finished
Head
The Place of Our Legacy
Kingdom of the Path
We are the Ancients
This is unnecessary.
Lost in Fire
Under the ice
Earth, Atlantis
I believe you.
Wind

Stargate glyphs as spoken sounds:

35
pra

3
cla

31
rush

29
ta

5
o

17
nas

1
at

The Ancient alphabet:

A
A

B
B

C
C

D
D

E
E

F
F

G
G

H
H

I
I

J
J

K
K

L
L

M
M

N
N

O
O

P
P

Q
Q

R
R

S
S

T
T

U
U

V
V

W
W

X
X

Y
Y

Z
Z

Cross Reference: Ancients, Ancient Repository, Glastonbury, Praclarush Taonas

Episode Reference: The Fifth Race, Window of Opportunity, Lost City, Avalon, The Quest, Talion