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16th Nov '17 3:15:45 PM Amahn
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** Lampshaded in the season 10 episode ''The Pegasus Project''. [=SG1=], and Daniel, finally make it to [[Series/StargateAtlantis Atlantis]] in part of their search for a way to stop the Ori in the Milky Way. They've previously gotten a clue in 2 planet names but have no gate addresses, so Daniel is using a holographic interface to Atlantis's database to try and find them. He's using a long round about search because the names are in Medieval English, a language spoken thousands of years after the Ancients abandoned Atlantis. When Vala becomes tired of the long search and tells him "just ask her (the hologram)" and it instantly returns an answer it's a clue that something more is going on.[[note]]The hologram is actually an Ancient, Morgan [=LeFea=], who is trying to help them without breaking the ascended's no interference law.[[/note]]
---> '''Daniel:''' [sarcastically pandering] Hello, we're looking for the names of two planets know on Earth in ancient times in the dialect of Old English as Castiana and Sahal.
---> '''Hologram:''' Taoth Vaclarush and Valos Cor.
---> [...]
---> '''Vala:''' She told us the name of the planets. There were right up there glowing in the ceiling. She even gave us the addresses, which means we could be out there somewhere overlooking Atlantis, toasting with exotic beverages!
---> [...]
---> '''Daniel:''' It shouldn't have worked. [...] Explain this to me: how can this database translate in real time a language spoken eight thousand years after the Ancients abandoned Atlantis?
---> '''Vala:''' That's a tough one.
13th Nov '17 3:39:48 PM Excelsior123
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* In ''WesternAnimation/ReadyJetGo'', the Bortronians can speak English fairly well, although they do slip into their native tongue from time to time.
12th Nov '17 8:17:56 PM Unicorndance
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* Zigzagged in ''VideoGame/MoshiMonsters'': There's an alien species called Zoshlings and, while the gibberish they speak is different from the gibberish other monsters speak, they can understand each other perfectly.
30th Oct '17 7:30:26 PM HotelCalifornia
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* Most of the aliens from ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' speak Basic, which is pretty much English. Some of the author's [[AllThereInTheManual background notes]] actually justify this - Basic was created by the Demons for their subjects specifically so alien races who could not physically speak [[StarfishLanguage Demonish]] could still communicate with each other.
21st Oct '17 11:07:21 PM Xtifr
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* Lampshaded repeatedly in the ''Literature/MaureenBirnbaumBarbarianSwordsperson''. Every alien world Maureen visits is filled with English speakers. Maureen is confused by this, but no one has any explanation.
1st Oct '17 2:01:14 AM RisefromYourGrave
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* In ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'', Frenchfry, Jumba's 62nd experiment, speaks fluent French despite Jumba having never been to Earth until after Stitch was created. Likewise, the entire ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' franchise has their aliens speaking English fluently without any acknowledgment from the human characters, save for two brief moments in the original film that both involve Stitch (who, ironically, has the most broken English among the alien characters who debuted in the first film).

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* In ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'', Frenchfry, Jumba's 62nd experiment, speaks fluent French despite Jumba having never been to Earth until after Stitch was created. Likewise, the entire ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' ''Franchise/LiloAndStitch'' franchise has their aliens speaking English fluently without any acknowledgment from the human characters, save for two brief moments in [[Disney/LiloAndStitch the original film film]] that both involve Stitch (who, ironically, has the most broken English among the alien characters who debuted in the first film).
29th Sep '17 8:34:53 PM DustSnitch
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* Inverted in the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' universe. No-one speaks English, not even the humans of the setting. Xenos races speak [[IndoEuropeanAlienLanguage their]] [[StarfishLanguage own]] languages ([[TheVoiceless if they bother to speak at all]]), and humans of the Imperium speak [[AltumVidetur High or Low Gothic]].

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* Inverted in the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' universe. No-one speaks English, not even the humans of the setting. Xenos races speak [[IndoEuropeanAlienLanguage their]] [[StarfishLanguage own]] languages ([[TheVoiceless if they bother to speak at all]]), languages, and humans of the Imperium speak [[AltumVidetur High or Low Gothic]].
19th Sep '17 6:25:11 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker'': All of the aliens speak English. This is justified somewhat when it's those in Union service. Even those on their own planet do as well though.

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* ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker'': ''Series/TheOrville'': All of the aliens speak English. This is justified somewhat when it's those in Union service. Even those on their own planet do as well though.
19th Sep '17 6:19:15 PM Fireblood
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** The aliens in the second part of "Voice in the Wilderness" download the stations language files, though they speak with a very thick accent. The alien captain [[AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle appears to be]] reading it out phonetically.

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** The aliens in the second part of "Voice in the Wilderness" download the stations station's language files, though they speak with a very thick accent. The alien captain [[AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle appears to be]] reading it out phonetically.


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* ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker'': All of the aliens speak English. This is justified somewhat when it's those in Union service. Even those on their own planet do as well though.
5th Sep '17 4:38:24 PM bigmouth12349
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* In ''Webcomic/ReversedStar'', various alien species are shown to have their own languages, but most speak English for the sake of the plot.
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