|03-02-2013, 10:00 AM||#61|
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Note: Gaia is the Greek equivalent of the Roman Terra.
|03-02-2013, 06:12 PM||#62|
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|03-02-2013, 07:32 PM||#63|
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English speakers say 'extra-terrestrial' for things & beings that come from beyond the earth. 'Terrestrial' means 'of the earth', 'mediterranean' means in the middle of earth, and so on. There's a certain logic to taking the root of those words to refer to our planet. On the other hand, in english, latin terms often have a certain hi-falutin ring them. It's that upper register which seems to be making people uneasy.
What happens in German science fiction? Is it just Erde?
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