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{NEWFLAG} John Bourne
Sun Dec 17 2006, 12:05AM

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One of the longest running and most intriguing aspects of TR Lore has to be the Eloh language, with the limited resources we have right now though, using it proves very challenging - atleast when you try and produce a real working sentance...

So, whats the best Eloh sentance you can come up with? "All Your Cosmos Are Belong To We"? Scribble it down (in paint or anywhere) and show us how educated in Eloh you are.

Looking for an example of Eloh? Check out the signature below.

Need some basic symbols to work with, Darniaq is still the best place to look.

Think you can decode and use more advanced symbols? Check out the screenshot and concept art sections of the tr.JAG website here and search for more!

And good luck, rookies!

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{NEWFLAG} Deep Shadow
Sun Dec 17 2006, 01:44AM

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Cryptology... what an art.. what a science...

[ image disabled ] Ogaming had a post running try to figure exactly what the marking on this forean spear mean. I think the bet guess we had was "War doesn't lead to Victory... Peace/Unity leads to Victory... " something along that line (reading counterclockwise). I'll post a link to the topic when the Ogaming forums go back up (down for their daily respite).

If you actually know what it says... uh.. please brief me.. ignorance is my enemy.

Hmm...
I hadn't seen the concept art for the Staff/spear before....
And my brain has exceed it's Quota for the night so I'll give it a try tommorow, if life allows.

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{NEWFLAG} John Bourne
Sun Dec 17 2006, 02:41AM

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I lost a rather detailed explaination of my ideas and its getting late, so I'II leave you with something else. This has to be the classic, I have the actual translation transcripted somewhere but I'II wing it (albeit poorly ).

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"Along" "Time Ago - In the Past" "We Inclusive/Our" "Homes/Community/Civilization" "Grew" "On" a "Planet" that was "Before" "There" a "Great Distance" "Into" the "Stars/Cosmos".

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{NEWFLAG} Gamer5389
Sun Dec 17 2006, 06:48PM
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The image looks to be the same one in the E3 '05 video. Lord British translates that writing to

"A long time ago (a time in the past) our civilization grew upon a planet that was in the past a far travel into the stars. So long ago our planet grew on a planet that was a long journey in the stars"
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{NEWFLAG} John Bourne
Sun Dec 17 2006, 07:21PM

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Yeah, thats the one. Thats why its the classic entry into symbol reading, the Eloh Column is also the same one from some of the Pre-Revision screenshot, were it sported the same Symbols (so it hasn't changed since (?)), so its the oldest Eloh sentance available to the Community as far as I'm aware (the screenshot came on the BSP disc when symbols were first released so it must be).

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{NEWFLAG} John Bourne
Wed Dec 20 2006, 12:30AM

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I wonder if Cuppa can answer this,

Will there be accessability to write in symbols inside Tabula Rasa, possibly with the intention of affording players with the chance to use a potentially universal language with players who speak another language?

Would anyone else approve of a this or a similar feature?

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{NEWFLAG} Harlequin
Thu Dec 21 2006, 04:32AM
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Ha ha, I would give BIG kudos to the first player who manages to write a small story completely in symbols. The community potential for a game-created language is pretty exciting.

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{NEWFLAG} John Bourne
Thu Dec 21 2006, 02:10PM

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I really hope that use is made of it, it seems that now the game is heading for more so called 'fun', that the language has taken a back seat, simply implemented into the Logos system to actually force it into the mainstream gameplay.

I hope when DG decided to create a game with more fun, they didn't overlook the multiple types of fun players can potentially have. For player created RP action, the Eloh language has such great potential, if its accessible. I really hope its not a, word per logos stone, complete one character to max to uncover 8% of the language and rinse and repeat for 4 years until you finally have full access to the language (bar 3rd party language guides).

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{NEWFLAG} Erin Bludd
Wed Jan 17 2007, 05:54PM

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Can you translate the symbols on the playtr.com front page?

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{NEWFLAG} John Bourne
Wed Jan 17 2007, 07:20PM

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The one thats something like, The Battle for Control Of the Cosmos Begins Now?

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