'''Basic Trope''': An alien language is grammatically almost identical to the language of the target audience
* '''Straight''': The inhabitants of Planet Troperius speak a language with grammar similar to that of European languages.
* '''Exaggerated''': The language of Planet Troperius is almost perfect English.
* '''Downplayed''': The language of Planet Troperius has an unusual grammar, but enough for the universal translator to pick it up.
* '''Justified''':
** The inhabitants of Troperius are human, descended from Proto-Indo-Europeans who discovered a wormhole and ended up there.
** In ages past, aliens enslaved an Indo-European tribe. [[HeWhoFightsMonsters He Who Fought Oppressors]] became oppressive in turn, and the resulting empire dominated the galaxy, and the majority of alien languages today are descended from the language of TheEmpire.
* '''Inverted''':
** The inhabitants of Planet Troperius speak a totally alien language even the universal translator can't decipher.
** Humans learned Proto-Indo-European from alien precursors.
* '''Subverted''': Troperians speak a language that ''looks'' or ''sounds'' Indo-European at first, but the grammar is actually exotic bordering on StarfishLanguage.
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* '''Discussed''': "This is my thesis, on why the dominant language of Troperius looks like a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centum-Satem_isogloss satem]] version of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proto-Celtic_language Proto-Celtic]] with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verner%27s_law Verner's law]]."
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