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toward del grimneck a foala firgendork Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829395

I just thought... when Starswirl and the other Pillars were using Old Ponish in writing, why did they speak modern Ponish when they were pulled out of Limbo?

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829396

There was a TARDIS or Star Trek universal translator near by.

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>>36829396
Maybe they were already speaking Ponish back then... and Old Ponish was just a language for nerds even 1,000 years ago?

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Why do gryphons, cows, minotaurs and sheep speak Ponish, but goats speak Goatese?

Why didn't Nightmare Moon speak in an archaic dialect, but Princess Luna did?

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>>36829398
Maybe it's all just translations for our sake.

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>>36829398
From the fact that Princess Luna spoke Early Modern Ponish (thee-and-thou Shakespeare Ponish), not Old Ponish (Beowulf Ponish—see pic), we know that Old Ponish had already ceased to be the vernacular 1000 years ago. That's why the Pillars didn't speak it.

Why didn't Nightmare Moon say thee and thou? Because the evil purple goo that had possessed her was modern evil goo.

Why didn't the Pillars say "She hath" and "Thou art"?

Because...because...ah, the hell with it. I dunno.

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>>36829403
Maybe thee and thou are words reserved to royalty or were even then already considered archaic.

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>>36829395
Huh... damn, actually a good question :p

Its possible that old ponish was like Latin-- They WROTE stuff in it, but they didn't actually speak it, like how people in the catholic church would be versed in latin even though nobody spoke it.

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>>36829412
They did speak it, just mostly in international meetings.

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>>36829395
Magic. *snort*

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>>36829461
But some of the Pillars aren't even unicorns!

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>>36829464
Earth pony magic makes you SWOL FOR NO REASON.

Sadly, rockhoof is the only one to ever exhibiti it.

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>>36829465

I'm still waiting for Rockhoof to hear his own legend, and get all indignant about it saying, "All those years of ditch digging, and you think it was a magic shovel?!"


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