Which makes me wonder: Why is Basic (english) the dominate language of the galaxy? Most likely just for our benifit, but in a galaxy with over thousands of languages, why was english the dominant one?
17th June 2002
If you want to go really off-topic, how the hell did humans get to another Galaxy at all, let alone take English with them?!?!
Yes, there were subtitles for the Gran in Ep2. And I still stand by my 'freak' analysis... I didn't say they were all 'capable' of speaking in a high tone, I just suggested that some 'might' just have that tone of voice. Humans don't all have the same pitch. Combine with that fact the high pitch the Gran senator in Ep1 used, its reasonable to assume that not all Grans have the same tone of voice. Besides, even if they COULD talk in a high pitch, why would they do it all the time? I'm capable of raising the pitch of my voice. Doesn't mean I do it all the time. They just use their normal voices and, like I said, some Grans' normal voices might be freakily high-pitched. I dunno, maybe his mother and father were cousins or something, there has to be a reason. I just don't think that every single Gran has to sound the same just because the majority we've seen speak in a deep voice.
EDIT: Sorry, I see what you mean by asking why doesn't the other senator speak high-pitched, because I said the Basic thing. My freak suggestion was the main one, I was just fishing for alternatives with that one.
I had thought of that before (your freak theory). Mr. Moe might be... different from the other Gran. On the Star Wars.com site, they said Mr. Moe could speak very well, unlike his successor, Ak Ask (or something.), who speaks in a muddy, alien language.
17th June 2002
But whether that means he spoke in a normal pitch, in a fluent way, or talked a lot of sense isn't cleared up by that, though.
Validating my existance
8th July 2002
Maybe the fact that the Gran's mouth was in sync with what he was saying was a 'mistake' on Lucas's part. Or he just didn't care. :p
oOo. But, n e way, the humans may have been there from the start, or they came when aliens with hyperspace came to them. I posted a tiomeline in the SW forum, check it, really informative.
Anyway, I've watched EP1 yesterday and noticed a Gran podracer shouting something at Selbuba. I've noticed his voice is high-pitched as well. But then, Selbuba's voice in reply to the gran didn't sound like him either.