Date: Mon, 1 Dec 1997 11:27:17 -0800 From: Peter Richardson 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 > thanksgiving. > > Regards, > > Dr M. Suleiman >