Date: Mon, 1 Dec 1997 11:27:17 -0800
From: Peter Richardson prichard[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]LINFIELD.EDU
Subject: Re: Re : 'Secret Languages'
For a fine example at this time of the year, I'd recommend Sarah
Boynton's marvelous CD w/text, _Pigorian Chant_ (or some such title) --
barnyard animals singing about their lives in a rural convent. The pigs,
of course, are singing in pig Latin ("unt-gray," etc.)
On Thu, 27 Nov 1997, Muhammed Suleiman wrote:
Dear List Members,
I am doing some research at the moment into what we can call variously
'Secret Languages' or 'Language Games'. By this I mean languages similar to
Pig Latin or Back Slang where the syllables of a word are mixed up, or
where an extra syllable is added to each of the original syllables of a
word, in order to prevent others from understanding. These 'languages' are
usually, but not exclusively, used by children and/or youths.
I would be very grateful if my fellow list-members could give examples,
with details, of any such languages they mow use or used as children.
Many thanks in advance, and all of you out there, have a happy
Dr M. Suleiman