Tool to translate the language of the ancients from the Stargate series. The ancient people use an alphabet composed of black rectangles that are a substitution of the usual alphabet.
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Tag(s) : Symbol Substitution
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The language of the ancients (also called lanteans or ancestors from the alteran species) is an imaginary language used in the Stargate universe. It is a mono-alphabetic substitution of the alphabet by old symbols.
The language of the ancients consists of a 23-character alphabet replacing the usual letters of the Latin alphabet. Note that F and U are identical and that the letters Q, X and Z are missing. Words and symbols are rarely spaced, they form blocks. There is no capital or lowercase or punctuation.
The letters Q, X and Z do not appear in the series, also digits, it is the fans who extrapolated the alphabet and proposed additional symbols for these characters.
The alphabet presented here decodes the majority of the text present in season 8 of Stargate SG1 and on StarGate Atlantis.
The language of the ancients uses an alphabet replacing the Latin alphabet. In the series the messages are written in English and each letter is replaced by the corresponding symbol in the ancients' alphabet.
Since the letters F and U are identical, there may be several possible translations.
The alphabet is composed of pixelated symbols (square or rectangle) forming rectangular patterns with high contrast.
Any reference to the Stargate movie - Stargate or the Stargate SG-1 or Stargate Atlantis series is a clue. The main people in the series: Jack O'Neill, Daniel Jackson, Samantha Carter or Teal'c are also clues.
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Ancients Alphabet from Stargate on dCode.fr [online website], retrieved on 2022-10-05,