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...
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...
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...
One-syllable article
A one-syllable article (Chinese: 同音文章; pinyin: Tóngyīn wénzhāng) is a type of constrained writing found in Chinese literature. They take advantage of the large number of homophones in the Chi...
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...
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...
Yeshivish
Yeshivish (Yiddish: ישיביש), or "Yeshivisheh Shprach" refers to a sociolect of English spoken by Yeshiva students and other Jews with a strong connection to the Orthodox Yeshiva world.
Only a ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
Javanais
Javanais is an element of French slang where the extra syllable "av" is placed inside a word (an infix), between every consonant followed by a vowel, rendering it more incomprehensible. Some common wo...
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...
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...
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, i...
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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. Th...
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 v...
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 ...
Tinglish
Tinglish (US and Thailand) ) or Thaiglish (UK) (also Thenglish, Thailish or Thainglish) is the imperfect form of English produced by native Thai speakers due to language interference from the first la...
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