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.)

Peter Richardson

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