Did you by any chance mean cryptology?
- crypt- ("concealed”, “hidden”, “secret") (from Ancient Greek κρυπτός (kruptos)) + -o- + -lect ("form of speech") (from Ancient Greek λέκτος (lektos)) (Wiktionary)
“But don't go off giving your lil 'scholars detention slips or bad grades - indeed, congratulate them on practicing grammatical sleight of mouth, what linguists call a cryptolect, a secret language used by a subgroup to communicate with each other while keeping outsiders clueless.”
“They practiced a form of what linguists call a cryptolect, a secret language used by a subgroup to communicate with each other while keeping outsiders clueless.”
“And I gar-on-tee you, Lushootseed is as cryptic a cryptolect as anyone is likely to need.”
“- Practicing a form of what linguists call a cryptolect.”
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