Venerian n. 2

the language of Venerians


  • 1948 R. A. Heinlein Space Cadet 233 Robert A. Heinlein

    Oscar swore softly in Venerian. ‘They can do anything!’

  • 1953 P. Phillips Lila in Startling Stories Apr. 117/2 page image Peter Phillips bibliography

    A few billion people…heard me refer to Venusian president Telik Syka as selik tyka which in Venerian means something like ‘ponderous moron’.

  • 1953 E. Hunter What Price Venus? in Fantastic Universe Aug.–Sept. 51/1 page image Evan Hunter bibliography

    ‘Shove it,’ Trooper said. Then, in Venerian, ‘Do you see any natives?’

Research requirements

any evidence 1948

Earliest cite

R. A. Heinlein 'Space Cadet'

Research History
Mike Christie has submitted a cite from a 1973 reprint of Heinlein's "Space Cadet", which was verified by Rick Hauptmann in the 1948 first edition.

We would like cites of any date from other sources.

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