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27th Jun '16 11:07:34 AM DoctorTItanX
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If you want to keep things lively, using a BilingualDialogue with ''alienese'' as the foreign language is always cool. If you want your aliens to be scary, have them instead speak in the BlackSpeech.

Usually these are AcceptableBreakFromReality, because not knowing what the aliens are saying would be quite uninteresting, and having the show's cast spend the first half of every episode learning how to say 'hello' in the Alien Language of the Week ''seriously'' undercuts the story. However, AliensSpeakingEnglish isn't totally inevitable either, as it isn't that impossible to put an imaginary language and english subtitles.

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If you want to keep things lively, using a BilingualDialogue with ''alienese'' as the foreign language is always cool. If you want your aliens to be quite scary, have them instead speak in the BlackSpeech.

Usually these are AcceptableBreakFromReality, because not knowing what the aliens are saying would be quite uninteresting, and having the show's cast spend the first half of every episode learning how to say 'hello' in the Alien Language of the Week ''seriously'' undercuts the story. story and makes the people who are listening to it in-universe with sentences like "I don't understand this". However, AliensSpeakingEnglish isn't totally inevitable either, as it isn't that impossible to put an imaginary language and english English subtitles.
26th Jun '16 5:15:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Literature/IAmNumberFour'' and its sequel ''The Power of Six'' for English and Spanish. {{Justified|Trope}} given that not only have they lived on Earth for ten years, but the Loric race [[AncientAliens has had much contact with humankind over the last few millenia]], to the point of procreating with humans and producing exceptionally gifted [[HalfHumanHybrids hybrids]], including the Greek gods, Buddha, Leonardo da Vinci, etc.

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* ''Literature/IAmNumberFour'' and its sequel ''The Power of Six'' for English and Spanish. {{Justified|Trope}} given that not only have they lived on Earth for ten years, but the Loric race [[AncientAliens [[AncientAstronauts has had much contact with humankind over the last few millenia]], to the point of procreating with humans and producing exceptionally gifted [[HalfHumanHybrids hybrids]], including the Greek gods, Buddha, Leonardo da Vinci, etc.
25th Jun '16 2:51:41 PM GooglePlexPower
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* As a rule, the aliens in ''WesternAnimation/TheScoobyDooAndScrappyDooShow'' speak like this.
20th Jun '16 12:34:51 PM mr3urious
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* The Boov from ''WesternAnimation/{{Home}}'' all speak English, but in a very fractured form.
18th Jun '16 11:10:02 PM Doug86
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* The ''Comicbook/GreenLantern'' books handwave this by having as one of the Ring's capabilities (same as for other corps, in fact) an universal translator. The only time it doesn't work right away is with regards to the Indigo Tribe's language. It still doesn't explain other unaffiliated aliens, but at least part of them is covered.

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* The ''Comicbook/GreenLantern'' ''Franchise/GreenLantern'' books handwave this by having as one of the Ring's capabilities (same as for other corps, in fact) an universal translator. The only time it doesn't work right away is with regards to the Indigo Tribe's language. It still doesn't explain other unaffiliated aliens, but at least part of them is covered.
17th Jun '16 12:30:52 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Averted in ''Film/WarCraft2016'' - the orcs don't speak human language and the "Azerothian Human" isn't English, but the side which is in focus speaks English as part of TranslationConvention, with the other side speaking their own language. Orcs and humans can't understand each other, either.

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* Averted in ''Film/WarCraft2016'' - ''Film/TheHistoryOfFutureFolk'': People from the orcs don't planet Hondo speak human language English. Trius uses English in broadcasts to the planet, and the "Azerothian Human" isn't English, but the side which is in focus Kevin speaks English as part of TranslationConvention, with right off the other side speaking their own language. Orcs and humans can't understand each other, either.ship.
16th Jun '16 12:16:54 AM Doug86
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* Averted, then subverted in ''FanFic/{{Fractured}}'', a ''Franchise/MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]'']] [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover crossover]]. The Trans-Galactic Republic cannot initially understand asari, salarian, turian, etc. but with the help of an asari MindMeld the barrier is overcome. Then, TranslatorMicrobes show up for the subversion. Language barriers do not come up again after that.

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* Averted, then subverted in ''FanFic/{{Fractured}}'', a ''Franchise/MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]'']] ''Franchise/MassEffect''[=/=]''Franchise/StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]'']] [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover crossover]]. The Trans-Galactic Republic cannot initially understand asari, salarian, turian, etc. but with the help of an asari MindMeld the barrier is overcome. Then, TranslatorMicrobes show up for the subversion. Language barriers do not come up again after that.
14th Jun '16 3:18:58 PM Q4
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* ''Radio/WelcomeToOurVillagePleaseInvadeCarefully'' had the two main alien characters speaking English, but the EvilMinions only speaking in their own alienese.

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* ''Radio/WelcomeToOurVillagePleaseInvadeCarefully'' had the two main alien characters speaking English, English (having learned it), but the EvilMinions only speaking in their own alienese.
14th Jun '16 3:16:52 PM Q4
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* ''Radio/WelcomeToOurVillagePleaseInvadeCarefully'' had the two main alien characters speaking English, but the EvilMinions only speaking in their own alienese.
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12th Jun '16 10:49:51 AM Kakai
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* Averted in ''Film/WarCraft2016'' - the orcs don't speak human language and the "Azerothian Human" isn't English, but the side which is in focus speaks English as part of TranslationConvention, with the other side speaking their own language. Orcs and humans can't understand each other, either.
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