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Re: Latin is "Others 101"....
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2009, 12:42:05 PM »
Good point 'Cay, makes friggin'* sense!!








* I like friggin' as opposed to frickin', hehehehehe



Bleev, not so sure about that, would prob'ly depend on the port of the ship, and it's crew make up, but by and large by the 18th century I think that while it was not a dead language, it was already a language reserved for specific levels or what have you, the Church, Science maybe....
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Re: Latin is "Others 101"....
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2009, 04:59:08 PM »
I thought it was a pretty good hint that Others are made, rather than "born that way". Yes, I know that no babies have been born on the Island for some time, but seeing as some Others can evidently come and go as they please, this is a moot point.

How would an adult like Juliet learn Latin such a short space of time? Do they brainwash it into them?

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Re: Latin is "Others 101"....
« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2009, 05:05:43 PM »
3 yearas, a little practice every day,

After working on the pregnancy issue every day, what else would she have to do?

Quite plausible.

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Re: Latin is "Others 101"....
« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2009, 05:10:54 PM »
3 yearas, a little practice every day,

After working on the pregnancy issue every day, what else would she have to do?

Quite plausible.

Very much so, though she did have to be prepared for Ben's Book Club meetings too...


How does  that saying go..."No TV No Beer make Homer go something something..."
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Re: Latin is "Others 101"....
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2009, 05:15:07 PM »
...and she has time to bake muffins too!!!

It's all very... odd.

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Re: Latin is "Others 101"....
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2009, 05:25:10 PM »
I'll eat muffins with her....mmmmmmmmmmmmmbuttery muuuuuuuufffffffffffffffffiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnsssssssssss...
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Re: Latin is "Others 101"....
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2009, 06:23:25 PM »
I'll eat muffins with her....mmmmmmmmmmmmmbuttery muuuuuuuufffffffffffffffffiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnsssssssssss...

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Re: Latin is "Others 101"....
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2009, 08:08:29 PM »
maybe they put you in Room 23  before you " become" an other. Learn latin and everything there is to know to be an other in 3 short hrs (and all for 2 easy payments of 19.99 !) lol ;)

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Re: Latin is "Others 101"....
« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2009, 01:08:07 AM »
I'm perturbed once again that an 'other' in this case Juliet is providing a hint about what it means to be an other and neither Sawyer nor Locke follow up on it.  The whole "Others 101" thing came off like she was being smart, but the fact remains that see speaks conversation latin (more than a Dr. would remember I think.  If nothing else a quick discussion about "Otherdom" would make good traveling entertainment.


omgoodness I felt the same way about Juliet. I know we have seen the sisterly (and adulterous) side of her, but I can't shake that she is hiding so much more then we know. Not just because she know Latin, but just little things make me raise my eyebrows in distrust.

Does this tie in with the "Island is Atlantis" theory?  (Our island "disappeared into the sea" just like the "real" Atlantis.)

So the "real" Atlantis has supposedly been determined to be San Torini(sp?) in the Mediterranean (where a city built on the side of a supervolcanic island blew up when the eruption and tsunami destroyed it).  So, is San Torini near Italy?  Would the inhabitants have spoken Latin?  (Or is Latin a much later language than the era of Atlantis?)

This guy has Italy written all over him: http://lostpedia.wikia.com/wiki/Mr._Avellino

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Re: Latin is "Others 101"....
« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2009, 02:06:12 AM »
What if this is Richard's native language?....Saying this with a straight face..........

I have a theory floating around in me noggin that

Richard just might have mastered time travel

Richard just might be from Ancient Rome

There is a lot of mixing of mythology here....Just look at Desmond....Walt...Richard...Locke: Would you not call them ancient heroes? Touched by the Gods?

Desmond is a perfect example of how his life is very similar to Odysseus

My theory on the Island is that it is ATLANTIS

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Re: Latin is "Others 101"....
« Reply #25 on: January 31, 2009, 02:47:08 PM »
Richard does look like he could be alittle meditarranian with his dark hair and dark brown eyes...

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Re: Latin is "Others 101"....
« Reply #26 on: January 31, 2009, 02:57:29 PM »
Richard does look like he could be alittle meditarranian with his dark hair and dark brown eyes...

Maybe not Ancient Rome but the Mediteranean; around the time of ships like The Black Rock exporting slaves to America. It wasn't just the British whom had a slave trade. The Portuguese did too - in fact they were the first.

That wouldn't explain his distinctly American accent though.

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Re: Latin is "Others 101"....
« Reply #27 on: January 31, 2009, 03:30:04 PM »
maybe they put you in Room 23  before you " become" an other. Learn latin and everything there is to know to be an other in 3 short hrs (and all for 2 easy payments of 19.99 !) lol ;)

I'm reading along, wrapping my happy head around all these good theories, and then I read this.  BAH!  Love you, Mrs. Hume!  :D

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Re: Latin is "Others 101"....
« Reply #28 on: January 31, 2009, 03:39:15 PM »
I like the Black Rock Idea ....

What about Jacob, Richard, Magnus Hanso, Widmore as the crew and Abandon a slave freed

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Re: Latin is "Others 101"....
« Reply #29 on: January 31, 2009, 03:43:18 PM »
High five, Bostonlost!  We can't forget these characters.  Makes me wonder too what the DeGroots were able to figure out about the island that sent them there with Dharma.