A binary language. No sapient member of O-2 civilization has ever been unable to use some form of
Gal-One. The band width for Galactic One is notoriously narrow, but there are standard protocols for
multi-channel Gal-One communications. Multi-band Gal-One variants are quite important in
A relatively easy language to learn, but only about four times as fast as simple Gal-One. It is
popular as a trade language among Humans. The
Tymbrimi have a dialect based on Gal-Two, as do the
Hard for Humans to pronounce, with high-pitched whistles
and trills and other sounds that Humans are not well-suited for producing. Many consider it very
elegant and expressive. Sentences have triple verbs, each one having the same approximate meaning as
the others. Spoken by the Gubru.
Faster than Gal-Three. Popular amongst avian species. Many
Neo-Dolphins learn some Gal-Four.
A language of grunts and growls, sometimes learned by Terragen traders who
must travel through J'8lek space.
A high-pitched "musical" language, somewhat similar to GalNine.
Kanten prefer Gal-Eleven. It is the primary language of
the Tandu. Among Terragens only Fins
can manage a competent conversation in Gal-Eleven.
Note: The index of a Galactic language generally marks an increase in "bandwidth," and hence
the rate at which a given language can communicate information, all things being equal. That is, a
Gal-Four speaker can "say" much more in ten seconds (or can use much more redundancy) than can a
speaker using Gal-One.