"Basic, motherfucker, do you speak it?!"
Mace Windu

Galactic Basic Standard, or basic for short, was the official form of communication in most areas of the galaxy, particularly under the iron-fistedly-monolingual reign of the Galactic Empire. It was derived from Proto-Mando-Basic, the common root language for all humanoids.


Because it was so very…well…basic (pause for laughs), Basic eventually differentiated into dialects that evolved into the following languages:

Born without a sense of humor? We are inspired by your courageous struggle. …Just kidding. Get the hell out of here and go read Wookiepedia's "real" article on Galactic Basic Standard.

To facilitate communication among the hearing-impaired, a new form of basic was developed that involved hand gestures. It was referred to as Visual Basic.

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