What if Bart came back from 100-150 years further in the future. What if the language had changed more than just picking up a few reach terms as slang.
What if Bart came back to the past speaking the bastard child of English and whatever the reach use, English bones with a lot of reach clicks added in for additional vocab (you know like how many English academic terms come from Latin or French while the bones of the language and words more used around the home are more purely Germanic.) He tries to hide it because he can distinguish which parts don’t belong in 2016 English, but he curses in it and there are some things that either never had an English word or the word was just forgotten after 100-150 years of occupation and enslavement.
So even though Bart tries, sometimes he slips into reach clicks that scare the shit out of everyone, which is frustrating because he’s just trying to talk. It would be terrible cumbersome and frustrating for him to even have a minor language gap.
Jaime’s the only one who can fully understand it because the scarab translates (which draws them even closer) but when the reach make themselves known, the team figures out what kind of future Bart’s from a lot faster.
whale bone arch ▴ whitby, north yorkshire, england
the 20ft arch was erected in 1853 (with the most current replacement established in 1963) to commemorate the town of whitby’s tradition of whaling, dating before the 18th century. it frames the town’s cottages from one side and the ancient whitby abbey from the other side.