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    • Language game

    • A language game (also called secret language or ludling or argot) is a system of manipulating spoken words to render them incomprehensible to the untrained ear. Language games are used primarily by groups attempting to conceal their conversations from others. Some common examples are Pig Latin; the Gibberish family, pr ... Read »


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    • Agbirigba

    • Agbirigba is a cant (or argot) based on the Ogbakiri dialect of the Nigerian language Ikwerre of Port Harcourt. There are about thirty speakers, from a persecuted section of the community. Agbirigba is unintelligible to other speakers of Ikwerre, but the rule for its derivation is simple: the consonant t is added befo ... Read »


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    • Alibi (language game)

    • Alibi is a language game spoken by children in Australia. It is not a true language, instead an obfuscation of English. It is a system of manipulating the syllables of spoken words to render them incomprehensible to the untrained ear. The language can be easily mentally encoded and decoded by a skilled speaker at the r ... Read »


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    • Back slang

    • Back slang is an English coded language in which the written word is spoken phonemically backwards. Back slang is thought to have originated in Victorian England, being used mainly by market sellers, such as butchers and greengrocers, to have private conversations behind their customers' backs and pass off lower q ... Read »


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    • Cheers Easy (game)


    • Chinese whispers

    • Chinese whispers—or telephone in the United States—is an internationally popular game, in which one person whispers a message to the ear of the next person through a line of people until the last player announces the message to the entire group. Although the objective is to pass around the message without it ... Read »


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    • Farfallino alphabet

    • The farfallino alphabet (in Italian alfabeto farfallino) is a language game used primarily in Italy, which can be regarded as an elementary form of substitution cipher. It is usually used by children for amusement or to converse in (perceived) privacy from adults. The name "farfallino" comes from the word "farfalla" (b ... Read »


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    • Fay ki Boli

    • Fay Kee Bolee (Urdu: ف کی بولی‎, lit. Fay Language) is a language game used by Urdu-speaking people in Pakistan. It can be regarded as a trivial substitution cipher and it is sometimes used by adults to converse in (perceived) privacy in the presence of children. It is close to games found in ... Read »


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    • Gibberish (language game)

    • Gibberish (sometimes Jibberish) is a language game or secret language similar to Pig Latin that is played in the United States, Canada and Ireland. Similar games are played in many other countries. The name Gibberish refers to the nonsensical sound of words spoken according to the rules of this game. There are sev ... Read »


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    • Grammelot

    • Grammelot (or gromalot) is a style of language used in satirical theatre, a gibberish with macaronic and onomatopoeic elements, used in association with mime and mimicry. The satirical use of such a format may date back to the 16th century commedia dell'arte; the group of cognate terms appears to belong to the 20th cen ... Read »


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    • Grass Mud Horse

    • Grass Mud Horse

      The Grass Mud Horse or Cǎonímǎ (草泥马) is a Chinese Internet meme widely used as a form of symbolic defiance of the widespread Internet censorship in China. It is a play on the Mandarin words cào nǐ mā (肏你妈), literally, "fuck your mother", and is one of the so-called 10 myt ... Read »


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    • Javanais

    • Javanais (French pronunciation: ​[ʒavanɛ]) is a type of French slang where the extra syllable ⟨av⟩ is infixed inside a word after every consonant that is followed by a vowel, in order to render it incomprehensible. Some common examples are gros ([ɡʁo], "fat") which becomes gravos ([É¡Ê ... Read »


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    • Jeringonza

    • Jeringonza is a Spanish language game played by children in Spain and all over Hispanic America. It consists of adding the letter p after each vowel of a word, and repeating the vowel. For example, Carlos turns into Cápar-lopos. For syllables with multiple vowels, usually only the stressed vowel is used. Australia ... Read »


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    • Língua do Pê


    • Lion-Eating Poet in the Stone Den

    • The Lion-Eating Poet in the Stone Den (simplified Chinese: 施氏食狮史; traditional Chinese: 施氏食獅史; pinyin: ShÄ« Shì shí shÄ« shǐ; literally: "The Story of Mr. Shi Eating Lions") is a passage composed of 92 characters written in Classical Chinese by Yuen Ren Chao ... Read »


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    • Louchébem


    • Macaronic language

    • Macaronic refers to text using a mixture of languages, particularly bilingual puns or situations in which the languages are otherwise used in the same context (rather than simply discrete segments of a text being in different languages). The term can also denote hybrid words, which are effectively "internally macaronic ... Read »


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    • Mattenenglisch

    • Mattenenglisch, in Bernese German Dialect Mattenänglisch, is a name for the varieties traditionally spoken in the Matte, the old working class neighbourhood of the Swiss City of Bern. It is used in two different senses: Either for the traditional sociolect of that neighbourhood or for a special kind of Pig Latin tha ... Read »


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    • Numbers in Chinese culture

    • In Chinese tradition, certain numbers are believed by some to be auspicious (吉利) or inauspicious (不利) based on the Chinese word that the number name sounds similar to. The numbers 0, 6, 8, and 9 are believed to have auspicious meanings because their names sound similar to words that have positive me ... Read »


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    • One-syllable article

    • A one-syllable article (Chinese: 同音文章; pinyin: TóngyÄ«n wénzhāng) is a type of constrained writing found in Chinese literature. It takes advantage of the large number of homophones in the Chinese language, particularly when writing in Classical Chinese, due to historic sound changes. Alth ... Read »


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    • Pig Latin

    • Pig Latin is a language game in which words in English are altered. The objective is to conceal the words from others not familiar with the rules. The reference to Latin is a deliberate misnomer, as it is simply a form of jargon, used only for its English connotations as a strange and foreign-sounding language. Ea ... Read »


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    • Rosarigasino

    • Rosarigasino (also known as Gasó) is a language game (in the form of a rhyming slang) traditionally associated with the city of Rosario, province of Santa Fe, Argentina, even though very few people, if any, currently employ it. It is similar to the much more common game of jeringonza. The exact origins of this lang ... Read »


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    • Round-trip translation

    • Round-trip translation (RTT), also known as back-and-forth translation, recursive translation and bi-directional translation, is the process of translating a word, phrase or text into another language (forward translation), then translating the result back into the original language (back translation), using machine tr ... Read »


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    • Sananmuunnos

    • Sananmuunnos ("Word transformation"), sometimes kääntösana, is a sort of verbal play in the Finnish language, similar to spoonerisms in English. Special to Finnish is a narrow phoneme inventory and vowel harmony. As Finnish is a mora-divided language, it is morae that are exchanged, not syllables (often a mor ... Read »


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    • Å atrovački


    • That that is is that that is not is not is that it it is

    • That that is is that that is not is not is that it it is is an English word sequence demonstrating syntactic ambiguity. It is used as an example illustrating the importance of proper punctuation. The sequence can be understood as any of three grammatically-correct sequences, each with at least three discrete sentences ... Read »


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    • Tutnese

    • Tutnese or Double Dutch is a language game primarily used in English, although the rules can be easily modified to apply to almost any language. Tutnese is usually used by children, who use it to converse in privacy from adults; by members of historically marginalized minority groups for the same reason when in the pre ... Read »


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    • Ubbi dubbi

    • Ubbi dubbi is a language game spoken with the English language, and is a close relative of the language game Obbish. It was popularized by the 1970s PBS television show Zoom. Variations to Ubbi Dubbi include Ob, Ib, Arpy Darpy, and Iz (a.k.a. ). Ubbi dubbi works by adding -ub- /ʌb/ before each vowel sound in a ... Read »


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    • Verlan

    • Verlan (French pronunciation: ​[vɛʁlɑ̃]) is an argot in the French language, featuring inversion of syllables in a word, and is common in slang and youth language. It is argued that the best known speakers of the language are some of the worst students in French or Parisians schools. It rests on a l ... Read »


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    • Vesre

    • Vesre (reversing the order of syllables within a word) is one of the features of Rioplatense Spanish slang. Natives of Argentina and Uruguay use vesre sparingly in colloquial speaking, and never in formal circumstances. Tango lyrics make widespread use of lunfardo and vesre to highlight the intended underworld atmosphe ... Read »


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    • Yuantang (language game)

    • Yuantang is language game spoken by Hakka speakers at Yuantang (Chinese: 苑塘), a village in southern China. It is also known as the snake language. Example : 食饭 → 手习花散 [sit fan] → [siu jit fa san]; eat (rice) → hand + learn + flower + separation. Clearly, the w ... Read »


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