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Why sci-fi writers love to use apostrophes when they try to simulate alien languages
Take any sci-fi book or movie ("Babylon-5", "Star trek", for example), Romulan or Vulcan language.
Book of G'Quan, G'Kar, T"Pau etc
What does these apostrophes mean? Is it the unaspirated-aspirated stop consonants as in Wade-Giles system?
Why sci-fi writes think that aliens speak as Asians?
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