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Do the letters of the Trade alphabet have names? If so, what are they?

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Hālian wrote:
Do the letters of the Trade alphabet have names? If so, what are they?

Not formal names exactly (like "aleph" or "alpha"), but they do have vocalizations similar to those we use in English:

P - "po"
Z - "zo"
E - "eh"
G - "go"
T - "to"
A - "ah"
R - "ro"
M - "mo"
L - "lo"
O - "oh"
S - "so"
SH - "sho"
D - "do"
B - "bo"
I - "ih"
N - "no"

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How do Loroi come by their names? Given the lack of a human family structure, is it still the parents giving young Loroi their names, or is it something they choose for themselves at a certain point?

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How do Loroi come by their names? Given the lack of a human family structure, is it still the parents giving young Loroi their names, or is it something they choose for themselves at a certain point?

Spoken names are formally assigned upon graduation from the warrior trials, but these are often based on nicknames that the children earned earlier.

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So a sort of formalisation of school nick names?

I can see that having a rich thread of stories through a Loroi's life.. do the names change at all? say a formal re naming to acknowledge some heroic action? possibly add ons to the name, similar to how many of us have middle names, but don't use them unless in formal conversation?


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hi hi

If memory serves, don't telepathic names and spoken names differ? It's been a while, but I thought that a lot of Loroi, especially those not in the military caste, don't end up with spoken names in the same way.


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I thought that a lot of Loroi, especially those not in the military caste, don't end up with spoken names in the same way.


Yes I was wondering about this to, I can see how Fireblade would have got her name in some form of warrior trials.
(Beryl:- actually she was so terrible at wilderness survival she managed to set fire to her own survival knife)

But names like Beryl, from the research caste, would that be from research papers? (Use of beryl and its meaning as a religious artefact in primitive species for instance) or more personal level things, like she really like shiny things..


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What is the main manner in which Loroi research is performed? Are they strictly bent on rediscovery of the knowledge the former empire had? Do they have both their own avenues of research and ancient tech research?

Also, would you describe the Loroi as imaginatively impaired by their views on truth and fiction?

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Spoken names are not as big a deal to the Loroi as they are to us, as they are secondary to telepathic names. Telepathic names are based in part on the individual's telepathic signature, and they do evolve over time.

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What is the main manner in which Loroi research is performed? Are they strictly bent on rediscovery of the knowledge the former empire had? Do they have both their own avenues of research and ancient tech research?

Loroi use the same kind of scientific techniques that we do. Having existing examples to follow just helps a lot.

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Also, would you describe the Loroi as imaginatively impaired by their views on truth and fiction?

If you're drawing a connection to science proficiency, I'm not sure the two are linked. I think that science often has more to do with logic than with imagination. Even in those cases where scientific advancement is aided by "thinking outside the box," I'm not sure fiction is a strong help. Contrary to popular belief, Star Trek was not responsible for the creation of modern computers and cell phones (though it probably spurred interest in science in general).

The Loroi are not very good at science, but this has more to do with their rigid customs and insular social makeup.

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