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Ping_chan
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Pretty soft for a Sony.
@punksweet
I think it’s more that the bronies who want canonical stuff that makes sense to them are frustrated that the show staff cannot make up their mind what the ponies written language is.
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Background Pony #3570
At the title of the Daring Do book, it says "Daring Do and the Quest for the Sapphire Stone" but Twilight does not read Equestrian so she says "Daring Do and the Quest for the Sapphire Statue".
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Background Pony #BC7F
Note: If you flip Spike’s ticket it actually says:
SPIKE DRAGON GOD
OMGGGGGGG….Is that convenient?!!
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Background Pony #BC7F
FOAL FREE PRESS EXCLUSIEI!
frajae tforklu ieft Craggar Mel Crodder! APPLEBLOOM, SWEETYBELLE fr SCOOT freze abadoor!
^^^^
Above is Gibberish British Horse Language That Really Sucks
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It’s probably like Japanese:

The 2nd and the last panel is written in the original pony hoofprint. Little ponies are taught this in school, though it is not used much in the modern times except for ceremonial purposes.

Panels 1-4 are the romanized language that was adopted to poni from other tribes. Many ponies still can’t use this properly, which is why mistakes like in panel 1 are frequent. But books, diplomatic documents and anything else that might be read by non-ponies (don’t forget the bovine and donkey minorities, beside the foreigners) is likely to be published in this kind of writing.

"Ponji", seen in panels 4 and 5, is an adaptation of the romanji system, with adjustments to not to completely lose some of the meanings found in hoofprints. THis is what most ponies use today, so it could be found in notes, school newspapers, or any private document or other event meant for ponies that outsiders are intentionally or unintentionally excluded from.
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The End wasn't The End - Found a new home after the great exodus of 2012
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Pretty soft for a Sony.
@Renpony
While thinking of pony languages while having some free time on my hands. I was actually wondering if because Equestria has numerous sentient species, if there is more than one written language?
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Background Pony #7946
Pity it’s language(s) isn’t translateable (except flipped-style letters).
In pokemon anime, all "gibberish" actually translateable:









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Background Pony Number 17
I think this is supposed to be a deliberate thing among the show writers and animators. They’re avoiding actual text in the show so that the youngest viewers (who haven’t learned to read yet) aren’t at a disadvantage compared to the older literate ones.
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Merovech
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Not really. The banner and the weird hieroglyphs are both from season one, with the former being more of a one-time joke than anything. Come season two, and it’s all "Pony-Cyrillic" from then on out.

"Sihovi Ivcioveflo!"

I imagine the point of this is to make the show less blatantly English.
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Background Pony #7946
It reminds me of pseudo-cyrillic texts, with flipped and merged letters.

Other is ancient language: Chicken Scratch.
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