Universal translator3rd year cadet Pu'ma Shak'Ra and 1st year cadet David Reynolds are busy working in one of the Starfleet Academy tech labs. Soft classical music is playing in the background
Shak'Ra: Reynolds! Hand me that isolinear chip! Mrrrrrr
Reynolds: This blue one you mean?
Shak'Ra: Rrrrrr No! The green one, number 47.
Reynolds: 47, got it!
Shak'Ra: Thank you Srrrrr.
Reynolds: Can you explain to me again what is that you are doing?
Shak'Ra: Simply put Mrrrrr, the current universal translator used by Starfleet has extreme difficulty at translating spoken Caitian into Hrrrr Federation standard. As a result, the speech of any Caitian using the UT is broken up Grrrrrr with sounds from our native language that cannot be properly translated.
Reynolds: Funny, I always thought that you just liked meowing to yourself. You know like an angry person constantly swearing under his breath (Smiles at Shak'Ra).
Shak'Ra: (desperately trying to hold back an amused grin) Well that too, but for the most part it is th