How did Superman learn English?

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Endrict Nuul
It seems to me that he just landed and he already knew it some how....

Or did his Earth parents teach him?

Almighty Bauer
I assume he learned from his Earth parents. Is there any evidence to suggest otherwise?

razor4life
Don't you guys know everybody speaks english in comic book universe. Every alien somehow knows english. I guess it would be too far a stretch for people to make stories where aliens didn't know our language. Personally I believe it would be more believable if aliens didn't know our language and conflicts stemmed from things that are lost in translation.

Superman is believable though because he was raised on earth and his intake of knowledge was in english. Then again though from what we've been shown kryptonians somehow already spoke english (sigh). In this approaches defence though it would make stories hard to piece together if you had no idea what the other party was saying. Then again though I could see someone like Reed creating a babble fish type instrument.

Almighty Bauer
Originally posted by razor4life
Personally I believe it would be more believable if aliens didn't know our language and conflicts stemmed from things that are lost in translation.

Good point. That could work very well, and be thoroughly believable. That was, after all, one of the key causes for conflict with the Native Americans and a similar scenario could work really well in comics...

steverules
It would be hard to come up a different language for each alien race that is made though wouldn't it?

Almighty Bauer
Originally posted by steverules
It would be hard to come up a different language for each alien race that is made though wouldn't it?

It would also be entirely unnecessary.

Endrict Nuul
Originally posted by steverules
It would be hard to come up a different language for each alien race that is made though wouldn't it?

So everyone has the same idea as Star Trek, that everyone speaks English. Even though we see at times Superman speaking his native tongue.

Symmetric Chaos
He cane to Earth as a baby . . . pretty mvch like a human child . . .

Philosophía
What an interesting, well-thought question/thread.

Magee
It's not interesting at all considering he came to Earth as a baby and learned English like every one else. Superman learned to speak Kryptonian as in adult.

steverules
What I would like to know is how can he speak kryptonian if no one taught him how to speak it

J.P Jaeh_Poole
^ good question. how did he learn kryptonian? who taught him?

roughrider
Originally posted by J.P Jaeh_Poole
^ good question. how did he learn kryptonian? who taught him?
I thought he studied it at his Fortress Of Solitude; just like he learned everything he knows about Krypton's culture.

steverules
Originally posted by roughrider
I thought he studied it at his Fortress Of Solitude; just like he learned everything he knows about Krypton's culture.

He may have done

Endrict Nuul
So English is his native tongue and he learnt kryptonian later?

steverules
Originally posted by Endrict Nuul
So English is his native tongue and he learnt kryptonian later?

Yeah Pretty much

WrathfulDwarf
I gotta good one for ya'll

In Superman Red Son.

Was Superman speaking Russian or English? stick out tongue

Endrict Nuul
He was speaking bad/poor Russian.

dave78
Originally posted by Endrict Nuul
He was speaking bad/poor Russian.

English is an universal language , so i no wonder why aliens may speak it :P One day all aliens will speak Russian Happy Dance

Endless Mike
He learned it the same way any other kid learns a language - by hearing his parents (the Kents) speak it

RevoWution™©®
Originally posted by Endrict Nuul
It seems to me that he just landed and he already knew it some how....

Or did his Earth parents teach him?

I'm gonna say Ma and Pa Kent taught toddler Supes how to speak Enlgish? smile

marwash22
Im pretty sure John and Martha spoke fluent English.

To the point about other aliens knowing the language... they are higher life forms :P

Magee
Originally posted by marwash22
Im pretty sure John and Martha spoke fluent English.

To the point about other aliens knowing the language... they are higher life forms :P Did you read the thread? If you were sent to another planet as a baby you would be speaking there alien language and you would have learned the same way you learned English. What is so hard to understand?

Redwolf
Originally posted by Endrict Nuul
It seems to me that he just landed and he already knew it some how....

Or did his Earth parents teach him?

According the the well known orgins of Superman, he arrived on earth as an infant and was raised by the Kents....who spoke English. That and he went to school. He learned English the same way you did.

Brak Dayton
Originally posted by Endrict Nuul
It seems to me that he just landed and he already knew it some how....

Or did his Earth parents teach him?

Clark Kent's first language is English. What else could it be if he had absolutely no exposure to anything else.

Unless they've wiped this out of continuity he learnt Kryptonian from the Eradicator given to him by the Cleric. The Eradicator built the fortress and eventually became a humanoid Superman itself.

SuperkatmanX
Originally posted by razor4life
Don't you guys know everybody speaks english in comic book universe. Every alien somehow knows english. I guess it would be too far a stretch for people to make stories where aliens didn't know our language. Personally I believe it would be more believable if aliens didn't know our language and conflicts stemmed from things that are lost in translation.

Superman is believable though because he was raised on earth and his intake of knowledge was in english. Then again though from what we've been shown kryptonians somehow already spoke english (sigh). In this approaches defence though it would make stories hard to piece together if you had no idea what the other party was saying. Then again though I could see someone like Reed creating a babble fish type instrument.

apart from that comment... this thread is retarded

KingD19
Didn't think about this question very hard did you?

SuperkatmanX
Originally posted by KingD19
Didn't think about this question very hard did you?

ok how bout this one,, how did the cats and dogs in the actual movie cats and dogs learn how to speak english??

KingD19
It was a movie, and they didn't learn english, they spoke in their native dog and cat languages, they just made it english so we could understand them. After all, the movie would have been boring as hell and just as confusing if the main characters were just going bark, meow, purr, woof, the whole time.

Robtard
Originally posted by The Nuul
It seems to me that he just landed and he already knew it some how....


This

siriuswriter
Well, in movie-verse they send him off as a days-old baby. I really doubt he could speak Kryptonian at that point. The the journey to earth took three years and his father's voice was in the little egg package, so by the time he crashed he looked like a toddler and knew English as well as a human toddler did.

CadoAngelus
It's the obvious thing to say he learnt it from his kent family, but he's super intelligent under earths sun rays. He might have picked it up from hearing people speak

Wei Phoenix
Originally posted by CadoAngelus
He might have picked it up from hearing people speak

Thats how all babies learn english.

Magee
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SmashBro
I don't see why it's such a big deal about whether or not aliens should speak English too. In a lot of series, beings from different planets or universe speaks Earth languages (either English or Japanese).

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