Wasn't the Ancients word for themselves Anqueetas? I usually watch SG-1 with the closed captions on (I realize it seems weird) and the words were "Noo Ani Anqueetas" in the captions. Also, legs was spelled with a "c" instead of a "k". -- SFH 18:22, 21 June 2006 (UTC)
Wrong. Astrum (Plural: astra) is star, but it is an loanword from Greek astron (and thus more likely to be found in Latin texts after Cicero), having exactly the same meaning as stella. Kamikashi 16:35, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
I don't understand where you find this...
Janus2212 15:31, 16 July 2009 (UTC). You can find several versions of the Ancient alphabet on many font providing sites, just search Ancient(s) font.
I have two questions about letters.
1.) why are letters U and F totaly the same? Isn'i it some mistake?
2.) I found earlier alphabet where were letters Q and X substitute for each other. Which version is the right one?
the Dark Lord (theDarkLord@centrum.cz), 10.V. MMVIII 17:51 CEST
Arent there many dialects of in ancient language? as well as many different writings.—Tau'ri 21300 04:38, 10 December 2008 (UTC)
- Yes.—Anubis 10545 04:48, 10 December 2008 (UTC)
- The writing seen in The Torment of Tantalus is the same as the writing on the stairs in the gateroom of Atlantis. Notice the stairs. So in the stargate universe, I can't recall there being a different alphabet or syllabary. Now whether or not the writing ever means anything other than a jumble of nonsensical letters, is another matter. —Ka'lel 04:51, 10 December 2008 (UTC)
- In a few episodes of SG-1, the Tok'ra said that Anubis wrote something in the oldest dialect of Ancient, and that they have not been able to translate it.—Anubis 10545 04:59, 10 December 2008 (UTC)
Wrong.-Janus2212 16:03, 16 July 2009 (UTC)
Actually the writings found in The Torment Of Tantalus are not the same as that found in any episode of Stargate Atlantis. In SG1 season 5, Window Of Oportunity, Jack and Teal'c are trapped in a time loop caused by an Ancient pedastool device. Upon several of their loops, Jack and Teal'c assist Dr Jackson on the translation of symbols found both on the device and on the ruins around it. In every scene placed in Dr Jacksons lab there are many blackboards with ancient writings on it, and upon inspection of the symbols it can be determined that it is not the same alphabet. Both alphabets are similar yes but ulimatly different.
This is also the case in comparing the ancient texts from both atlantis and the SG1, season 7, episode The Lost City,(Symbols used to uncover and activate the Acient repository of knowledge).
ancient meaning of "key"
latin: clavis ancient clavia
however the "Clava Thessara Infinitas" page states that it is Ancient for 'Key to Infinite Treasure.'