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Squirrel Fart
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How did Superman learn English?

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

Or did his Earth parents teach him?


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


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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.

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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...


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


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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.


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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.


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


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What an interesting, well-thought question/thread.


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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.

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


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


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^ 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.


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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


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


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


Yeah Pretty much


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In Superman Red Son.

Was Superman speaking Russian or English? stick out tongue


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He was speaking bad/poor Russian.


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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


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


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