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After the meeting in the conference room, the Science crew gathered in
the Science lab to try to determine what the different colors meant with
regards to the Chix'alk communications. Hopefully we could determine
what they signified, and correlate the colors with the "static" that was
received in the communications.
Lt Emery Vir, Lt Riley Higgs and myself listened to the recordings
repeatedly, reviewed the visual communications that we received while we
were orbiting the secondary satellite of Chertan Prime, and ran the data
through CASSI's language algorithms. We compared the succinct
conversations with the actions and reactions of the aliens, as well as
the locations and intonations of the alleged "static", and theorized
that the modulations and durations were more consistent than normal
statistical static would be.
After twenty minutes of reexamining the data, we developed a plausible
translation of the expressions, and assigned symbols to each verbalism.
Since there were two hues associated with each verbal cue, we devised a
translation as follows:
The upper horn and left eye changed hues in a synchronous manner, as did
the lower horn and right eye. It was decided that the terms upper-left
and lower-right would be used to signify the terms.
Red: State of being mad, annoyed
Blue: State of sadness, depression
Black: State of high spirits, satisfied
White: State of extreme apprehension
Gray: State of unfeeling, uninterested
Orange: A declaration, mild assertion
Yellow: A request, interrogative remark.
Green: An emphatic exclamation
Gray: Non-committal expression
One hue that was missing was purple. It may be that it is not used, they
are not capable of using that color, or no occasion has arisen for it to
Once the semi-language was resolved, we took our findings to engineering
to have them develop devices that we could use to visually represent
these expressions. What resulted were devices that had two small
protrusions on them that had the ability to change colors in response to
verbal cues and voice inflections.
I seemed to recall something referred to as deelie bobbers that were
popular in the twentieth century earth.
We are quite excited with the results, and are looking forward to
testing our results.
Lieutenant Eileen Boerne
Chief Science Officer