Over the course of Ridley Scott's frustratingly ambiguous space epic "Prometheus" the only thing we really learn about the oddball android David (Michael Fassbender) or his motivations is that the dude liked to touch everything. A lot.
One of the biggest mysteries was *SPOILER* what exactly David uttered in unsubtitled Proto-Indo-European to the giant engineer douche who then goes on a pointless killing spree, but Stu Holmes over at The Bioscopist got the skinny directly from Dr. Anil Biltoo of the SOAS Language Centre in London.
The good doctor was not only the language consultant for the film, he also played the digital instructor giving David his afternoon lessons in the gibberish-y precursor to Sanskrit, Ancient Greek, and Latin from way-back in the day around 3700 BC.
Here's what David asked the nice tall grey jelly man:
"/ida hmanəm aɪ kja namṛtuh zdɛ:taha/…/ghʷɪvah-pjorn-ɪttham sas da:tṛ kredah/"
Give it to us in English, doc!
"This man is here because he does not want to die. He believes you can give him more life."
Okay, well that makes sense. David is working on orders from billionaire eccentric Peter Weyland, who has hidden aboard the good ship Prometheus with the express hope of meeting a benign god who might extend his life so he may live out more fun-filled days with an IV drip and a catheter inside his old-ass body. Good idea.
Dr. Biltoo enticed us with the promise that a whole conversation between the engineer and David -possibly over tea and crumpets- took place but was cut for time.
"We’re all going to have to wait for the Director’s cut to see if the conversation between the Engineer and David – and there was indeed originally a conversation, not merely an utterance from David – yields any fruit," said Dr. Biltoo.