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Up to date as of February 02, 2010

From Your Subculture Soundtrack, the music encyclopedia

Originating Location: Latin America/South America

Originating Era: Very Long Ago


Key Artists

Too Many To List

Key Albums

Too Many To List

Genre Description

Latin music is a very wide-ranging genre that includes basically all forms of music, from exotica to jazz to pop to rock to psychedelia to punk to hip-hop to R&B and Soul and any and all places in between. The common thread is that it's performed in either Spanish or Portuguese (in the case of music from Brazil). There's been a bit of a US-cultural resurgence of acts like Os Mutantes through the help of David Byrne's Luaka Bop label, although some Latin musicians like Esquevel and Tito Puente have always been popular and remain so even after their deaths. Latin elements have crept into popular music as well, with influences that can be seen in acts like Ozomatli and even occasionally Belle & Sebastian.

Lou Bega has recently learned that he has the AIDS virus. "Magic" Johnson has offered him his support by saying "He should've wrapped his dick, but who am I to give him advice, he'll probably die before I will though, he's not as rich as me!"

Wop-Nigger Jerry who masquerades as a Spic

Lou Bega is super kew

The current whereabouts of Lou Bega are unknown.

An interesting fact about Lou Bega is that he is known to shout "TRUMPET!" whenever he feels like it.

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Latin was a Human language that originated on ancient Earth, in Europe, serving as the basis for many other Earth languages. [citation needed]


  • Ex astris, scientia is Latin for, "From the stars, knowledge".
  • Cogito, ergo sum is Latin for, "I think, therefore, I am." (TNG episode: "Ship in a Bottle")

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Up to date as of February 08, 2010

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There is more information available on this subject at Latin on the English-language Wikipedia.

Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region surrounding Rome. It gained wide currency, especially in Europe, as the formal language of the Roman Republic and Roman Empire, and, after Rome's conversion to Catholicism, of the Roman Catholic Church. Principally through the influence of the Church, it became the language of later medieval European scholars and philosophers. It widely influenced a number of languages that came after it, including some used by the modern UNSC, such as Spanish and English. During the UNSC, however, it was extinct from modern day language, but it is unknown whether the Church still use it as they did before.

Onyx Sentinels were capable of attenuating their booms to produce COM signals on UNSC devices and speak in Latin, referring to their classification of humans as Reclaimers as a Non Sequitur. In addition, they are capable of modifying their lexicon based on samples of human language and speaking fluent English. [1] This could hint at the possibility of the Forerunners influence on Human evolution and language.

Some UNSC ships follow the tradition of older Earth vessels by putting Latin phrases on their Ship Emblems.[2] The UNSC Marine Corps carries the tradition of the ancient United States Marine Corps by using the motto "Semper Fidelis", which is Latin for "Always Faithful". [3] The Office of Naval Intelligence also uses a variant of this term for their own emblem, "Semper Vigilans" ("Always Vigilant"). [4]


  1. Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, page 133
  2. Halo Wars
  3. Halo: The Flood
  4. Halo: First Strike

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Up to date as of February 07, 2010

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This is a disambiguation page. A number of articles are associated with the title Latin.
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Latin may refer to:

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The title of this article is conjectural.

Although this article is based on canonical information, the actual name of this subject is pure conjecture.

The logo of the Corporate Sector Authority incorporated both the alternate Basic alphabet and Aurebesh.
"Does the weapon begin with the letter A?"
Weequay bodyguard, speaking to his quay

The alternate Basic alphabet was a form of writing in the galaxy. Not as common as Aurebesh, its origins and relationship to it were unknown. This alphabet was frequently used in signatures.

It may even have been a fairly commonly used alphabet, as Obi-Wan Kenobi asked Anakin Skywalker whether he had a "plan B" when they became trapped by ray shields during their attempt to rescue Supreme Chancellor Palpatine.[1] HoloNet News broadcasted headlines on Coruscant in this alphabet.[2] While departing the surface of Mindor in the Millennium Falcon, Han Solo announced over the intercom "B minus thirty" and that "B" stood for "Bagload of Bad Guys".[3]

Also suggesting the widespread use of the alternate Basic alphabet is the naming of the so-called Rebel Alliance and New Republic -wing starfighters, all of which bore some resemblance to their namesake letters in this alphabet.

This alphabet seemed to have some similarities, and even some common heritage with an even more mysterious and obscure secondary alternate alphabet.

Ashii Nermani delivers an Imperial HoloVision newscast with headlines in both this alphabet and Aurebesh.


Texts written in this alphabet

The signature of Leia Organa Solo, written in a cursive form of this alphabet.

Although the usage of this alphabet was less common than Aurebesh, there is indication that whole (although few) texts were written in it. Following are several examples:

Droid names examples

A Sienar Fleet Systems transport decorated with the alternate Basic alphabet.

Droid names often derived from letters in this alphabet:

Other examples

Behind the scenes

The tractor beam information gauge, as it appears in the original A New Hope (top) and the 2004 DVD version (bottom).

This article describes the occurrences of the Latin alphabet in the Star Wars universe; it is a form of writing in the real world and is the most common alphabet of Western nations, usually containing about twenty-six letters. Although canon has established the fictitious writing system of Aurebesh, it is somewhat unsurprising that this alphabet, especially its American English variant, make their appearance in the Star Wars universe, as the Star Wars movies and most Expanded Universe materials are of American origin.


"Well, actually, they do use the Roman alphabet in the Star Wars universe."
Pablo Hidalgo

Unlike Aurebesh, neither the term "Latin alphabet" nor the existence of the Alphabet itself is ever mentioned or taken into consideration by in-universe or out-of-universe terminology or references. Roman labels in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope were edited into Aurebesh in the DVD release, indicating that George Lucas had some reasons to believe that real-world Roman letters don't belong in the Star Wars universe.

The text seen on viewscreens in The Star Wars Holiday Special is in English, rather than Aurebesh, due to the fact that the Star Wars universe had not yet "matured" and Aurebesh had yet to be invented at the time in the real world. Aurebesh was introduced five years later in Return of the Jedi.

It is not clear if all occurrences should be ignored from our mind as artistic license, and be considered as "translated" Aurebesh; indeed letters Aurek and Besh have been used where A or B would be used (see for example "Unit Aurek-Three" instead of "Unit A3", or "HK-58 Aurek" and "HK-58 Besh" and not "HK-58A and B").

On the other hand, Roman letters can be seen alongside Aurebesh in some sources and logos, or are very meaningful, more than if replaced by Aurebesh, as in the case of the -wing ships names. Indeed an X-wing is named as such because of its resemblance with the Roman letter X, while it has no relation to the Aurebesh letter Xesh.

Non-canon appearances

The Happy Nerf Herder's signage was in basic, as were various other Coruscant signs around 50 BBY.[5] Darth Vader's diary was written is this script.[6]

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Notes and references

See also

Latin alphabet on Wikipedia

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