Out of the Blue

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The Half Elf wrote on Mar 8, 2021, 23:31:
Go all the way back to Undiscovered Country, when Uhura has more or less Klingon Dictionaries. Or further back with Hoshi on Enterprise figuring out languages for the UT. Take Cuban Spanish verses Mexico Spanish, or even some words from English to those in Spanish or Italian. It's like the saying to the effect of "Eskimo's have 50 words for snow", when most languages have multiple words that mean the same thing relatively speaking.

Or, as Memory Alpha puts it, "Because [The Ferengi] homeworld has an extremely rainy climate, the Ferengi have 178 different words for rain, in all its various forms." Pretty confident the UT cannot translate all of those into English. And the episode, Darmok explains how nomenclature can render the UT useless. "The situation is analogous to understanding the grammar of a language, but none of the vocabulary," as Data puts it. Technically speaking, if the UT followed the rules, its use would be quite limited.
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