Vala tells Daniel that to activate the ark he must enter seven symbols. Daniel reveals that the keyword is 'origin' which in English has only 6 letters, however in the dialect of ancient shared by the Alterens and the Ori the word for 'origin', which also means 'truth', could easily be 7 letters long. It had been revealed earlier that the ancient word for truth is 'verimas' similar to the Latin 'veritas'
When Merrick is setting up his equipment to interrogate Tomin, he pushes the play button but not the record button on his voice recorder. However, this particular model has a small record button adjacent to the play button and both must be pressed to begin recording.