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  • I love Lyta
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    I loooove K÷ttbullar...

    And since we're at it:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY_Yf4zz-yo

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  • RMcD
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    Originally posted by I love Lyta View Post
    Could have been something scandinavian like danish or swedish, but definitely not german or dutch.
    It's Swedish, based on a little digging.

    Maybe it's similar to the meatballs?

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  • thegavel
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    Originally posted by raw_bean View Post
    It's all a bit immaterial, since gavel was reading subtitles not listening to dubbing. It must have been a different language.

    Oh, and it's Admiral Cain you were thinking of, gavel.
    Yeah That's her (Nasty piece of work-that one).
    Thanks ,
    Gav

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  • I love Lyta
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    Could have been something scandinavian like danish or swedish, but definitely not german or dutch.

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  • raw_bean
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    Originally posted by Jonas View Post
    Unfortunately, both "Wahlen" and the verb "wõhlen" only sound similar. If he were called Vaalen or Vehlen, it might be intentional, but thankfully, he isn't.
    It's all a bit immaterial, since gavel was reading subtitles not listening to dubbing. It must have been a different language.

    Oh, and it's Admiral Cain you were thinking of, gavel.

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  • Jonas
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    Unfortunately, both "Wahlen" and the verb "wõhlen" only sound similar. If he were called Vaalen or Vehlen, it might be intentional, but thankfully, he isn't.

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  • thegavel
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    Hi again,
    I first noticed it during one of the Female Admiral's speeches-(can't think of her name at the moment) .The copy I watched was in English and I assumed the subtitles were German -guess I was mistaken, (The subtitles couldn't be turned off on this copy). Just seeing that word popping up on screen (during BSG ) bought a smile to my face.
    I also enjoyed seeing the original cylons again -even in CGI form.
    CHEERS
    Gav
    Last edited by thegavel; 04-21-2008, 06:52 AM.

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  • strashiLOL
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    Originally posted by Harrdy View Post
    Valen? As a german speaking person I don't recognice that word... the only similar word would be "Wahlen", which translates to "voting", which is kinda similar to choices, but not quite.
    The OP obviously meant the verb "wõhlen", "to choose". German pronounciation of the word is indeed similar to that of the name "Valen".

    I don't think that JMS did this intentionally though. It just happens so that almost any nice-sounding character name you could come up with is already a word in some language

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  • raw_bean
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    At which point during Razor was it, gavel? My German is pretty rusty, but maybe I could decipher what's going on there.

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  • Harrdy
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    Valen? As a german speaking person I don't recognice that word... the only similar word would be "Wahlen", which translates to "voting", which is kinda similar to choices, but not quite.

    PeAcE

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  • thegavel
    started a topic Valen = Choices ???

    Valen = Choices ???

    Hi all,
    I just noticed something (whilst watching Battle Star Gallactica RAZOR with German subtitles), That the English word CHOICES translated to (German) VALEN!!!!
    It seems a bit ironic considering some of the CHOICES that
    had to be made for Sinclair / Valen.
    Is this another of JMS's little mind games???????
    Just an observation.
    CHEERS (from DOWNUNDER)
    Gavin
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