Callistan n. 2
the language of Callistans
‘What’s the dirtiest thing you can call a Callistan?’ whispered Bullard, grinning unseen in the dark. ‘You know the lingo.’ ‘Froahbortlen,’ replied MacKay without hesitation. The Callistan language was rich in epithets, but that one was the most comprehensive and unequivocal ever coined in any language. Even a depraved criminal of the lowest grade would resent it.
Bullard Reflects in Astounding Science-Fiction Dec. 74/2
The girl explained everything to him in rapid-fire Callistan.
Girl from Callisto in Thrilling Wonder Stories June 76/1
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