Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 08:01:05 -0000
From: Muhammed Suleiman xtr08[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]DIAL.PIPEX.COM
Subject: Re : 'Secret Languages'
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