History Fridge / Dinotopia

12th Sep '14 4:18:09 PM JenBurdoo
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** Not the only terms either; words such as "taxi" didn't exist yet either.

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** Not the only terms either; words such as "taxi" and "helium" didn't exist yet either.
12th Sep '14 1:10:26 PM JenBurdoo
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** Not the only terms either; words such as "taxi" didn't exist yet either.



*** The fact that the Latin translation of ''Tyrannosaurus rex'' is a minor plot point in ''The World Beneath'' rules out TranslationConvention.

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*** The fact that the Latin translation of ''Tyrannosaurus rex'' is a minor plot point in ''The World Beneath'' rules out TranslationConvention.
TranslationConvention. Denison also expresses fear of them -- in 1862, four decades before the species was named.
5th Jun '14 8:11:32 PM schoi30
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** More likely he meant it is simply long forgotten by the rest of the world (it is a LostWorld, after all). Maybe like in the animated film, [[HesJustHiding it's just hiding]].

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** More likely he meant it is simply long forgotten by the rest of the world (it is a LostWorld, after all). Maybe like in the animated film, [[HesJustHiding it's just hiding]].
hiding]]. Or it could even be a PocketDimension.
5th Jun '14 8:09:28 PM schoi30
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** More likely he meant it is long forgotten by the rest of the world. Maybe like in the animated film, [[HesJustHiding it's just hiding]].

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** More likely he meant it is simply long forgotten by the rest of the world.world (it is a LostWorld, after all). Maybe like in the animated film, [[HesJustHiding it's just hiding]].
23rd Aug '13 9:57:51 PM schoi30
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** Or at least long forgotten by the rest of the world. Maybe like in the animated film, [[HesJustHiding it's just hiding]].

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** Or at least More likely he meant it is long forgotten by the rest of the world. Maybe like in the animated film, [[HesJustHiding it's just hiding]].
16th Nov '12 3:31:43 PM RookEncounte
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* Dinotopians use leathers, skins, furs, and [[ImaHumanitarian other]] [[HumanResources animal products]] were seen in use by the Dinotopians. In Journey to Chandara it's explained when Arthur Dennison is given a new journal bound in the skin of an IntellectualAnimal "whose dying wish was to donate his body to science".
** There must be a larger variety of things that the [[TalkingAnimal dinosaurs]] can donate their bodies to: [[ForScience Science]], one of several causes that [[HumanResources need the materials for building]], and [[ImaHumanitarian Culinary]]. Humans can only donate their bodies [[ForScience for scientific uses]].
23rd Aug '12 2:35:47 PM schoi30
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** Or at least long forgotten by the rest of the world.

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** Or at least long forgotten by the rest of the world.
world. Maybe like in the animated film, [[HesJustHiding it's just hiding]].



*** The fact that the Latin translation of ''Tyrannosaurus rex'' is a minor plot point in ''The World Beneath'' rules out TranslationConvention.

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*** The fact that the Latin translation of ''Tyrannosaurus rex'' is a minor plot point in ''The World Beneath'' rules out TranslationConvention.
21st Aug '12 10:01:12 PM schoi30
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** Or at least long forgotten by the rest of the world.
30th Jul '12 10:12:26 PM StarSword
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[[AC:FridgeHorror]]
* In ''Journey to Chandara'', James Gurney states that Dinotopia no longer appears on modern maps. The manner in which he says so implies that the island no longer exists.

[[AC:FridgeLogic]]
* All the dinosaurs are referred to by the names given to them by the mainstream scientific community (despite the island being completely isolated from that community)... including the ones that haven't yet been discovered and named at the time the books are set in.
** The Dinotopians are probably using whatever words the specific species of animals are using for themselves, so we could probably consider this a TranslationConvention.
*** The fact that the Latin translation of ''Tyrannosaurus rex'' is a minor plot point in ''The World Beneath'' rules out TranslationConvention.
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