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 gr...
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. Th...
Wasei-eigo
The term Wasei-eigo (和製英語, Japanese-made English, English words coined in Japan) is used in Japanese to refer to Japanese expressions which superficially appear to come from English, but in fact d...
Round-trip translation
Round-trip translation is the process of translating a word, phrase or text into another language, then translating the result at least once more without reference to the original text, until it ends ...
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...
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 ...
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: Shī Shì shí shī shǐ; literally: "The Story of Shi Shi Eating Lions") is a 92-chara...
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Louchébem
Louchébem or loucherbem is Parisian and Lyonnaise butchers' (French boucher) slang, similar to Pig Latin and Verlan. It originated in the mid-19th century and was in common use until the 1950s. Each w...
Svorsk
Svorsk or Svorska (portmanteau of "svensk(a)", Swedish, and "norsk(a)", Norwegian) is a term describing a mixture of the Swedish and Norwegian languages.The term "svorsk" is used to describe the lang...
Grammelot
Grammelot (also known as 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 format dates b...
Cheers Easy (game)
Cheers Easy is a two-player game in which points are scored for either asking blatantly obvious questions or for purposely avoiding answering blatantly obvious questions. When a blatantly obvious ques...
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...
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 fo...
Seaspeak
Seaspeak is a controlled natural language based on the English language, designed to facilitate communication between ships whose captains' native tongues differ. It has now been formalised as Standa...
Singlish
Colloquial Singaporean English, better known as Singlish, is an English-based creole language spoken in Singapore.While English is one of Singapore's official languages, Singlish (a particular dialect...
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Verlan
Verlan ([vɛʁlɑ̃]) is an argot in the French language, featuring inversion of syllables in a word, and is common in slang and youth language. It rests on a long French tradition of transposing syllable...
Vinish
"Vietlish", Vietglish or Vietnamese English, is an informal term for a mixture of elements from Vietnamese and English.This usage is said to be found in immigrant communities in majority-English-speak...
Simlish
Simlish is a fictional language featured in EA Games' Sim series of games. It debuted in SimCopter, and has been especially prominent in The Sims franchise. Simlish can also be heard in SimCity 4, Si...
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Back slang
Back slang is an English coded language in which the written word is spoken phonemically backwards. It is thought to have originated in Victorian England, being used mainly by market sellers, such as ...
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 inco...
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 ...
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, Ca...
Swenglish
Swenglish is a colloquial term meaning either:
Swedish is characterised by a strong word stress and phrase prosody that differs from that of English. When Swedish prosody is used in English speech...
Swenglish - Wikipedia
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 s...
Tenglish
Tenglish (Telugu: తెంగ్లిష్), a portmanteau of the words Telugu and English, is the combined usage of Telugu and English in one sentence.
This form of code-switching is more commonly seen in u...
Língua do Pê
Língua do Pê (Portuguese, P Language) is a language game spoken in Brazil and Portugal with Portuguese. It is also known in other languages, such as Dutch.
There are at least three different "dial...
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...
Rövarspråket
Rövarspråket (English: The Robber Language) is a Swedish language game. It became popular after the books about Kalle Blomkvist by Astrid Lindgren, where the children use it as a code, both at pla...
Pig Latin
Pig Latin is a constructed language game in which words in English are altered according to a simple set of rules. The objective is to conceal the meaning of the words from others not familiar with t...