a language commonly spoken throughout the galaxy; cf. Standard n.
Out of courtesy to his guests, he was speaking a mangled dialect of Galactic Standard; Beth wished irritably that he would talk Centaurian.
‘Welcome, welcome to Xilmuch!’ cried the man then in perfect Standard Galactic.
‘And—you say they speak Galactic.’ ‘Speak it rather well, with a kind of provincial accent.’
A holiday atmosphere prevailed, the gaily dressed natives laughing and singing around the fires—singing in Galactic, an accomplishment that never ceased to intrigue Dillinger.
‘She say, Hail, Lord of Stars,’ growled one of her squat escorts in Pidgin-Galactic.
Do you really think he’ll speak an Earth-derived Galactic?
So I will end by having these people transcribe their speech into Galactic!
The sepoy spoke again. The meaning of the words finally penetrated. Oddly, Agayan was surprised more by the fact of those words than their actual content. He had not realized that Gha could speak Galactic beyond a few crude and simple phrases.
Marion Zimmer Bradley
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