Listing sites that concern themselves with made-up playful languages and jargons occurring in all parts of the world. These will often -- but by no means exclusively -- be used by children as a form of code or a game. These languages are characterized by systematic rearrangement of letters or phonemes of words. Play languages are also called ludlings.
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A description of a Spanish-based language game used in Argentina, with examples.
Interactive Programming In Java: A Community of Interacting Entities
Word game examples of Java programming. Includes Pig Latin and Ubby Dubby.
Describes the term language game and gives examples from different languages.
Linguist List: Double-Dutch and Youthese / Pig Latin
Mailing list posting talks about early occurrences of Pig Latin and other phonologically manipulated youth languages.
Linguist List: Language Games
Mailing list posting author Trey Jones presents a summary of secret and play languages from many cultures, including Cazarny Talk, the Russian Fufa Language, Arabic language play and Bengali Pig Latins. Extensive bibliography.
Linguist List: Pig Latin
Mailing list posting mentions several play languages from different cultures, including Ubby Dubby and one used by natives of central Australia.
A description of the French-based language game, Louchébem (or Loucherbem), with examples.
A brief discussion of Verlan.
University of Pennsylvania: Linguistic Form in Ritual and Play
Part of the schedule of lectures and assignments of Linguistics 001. Covers language games, song and verse. Includes a section on Ubbi Dubbi and children's language games in a number of countries.
A description of a French-based language game with examples.
Verlan - French Slang à l'Envers
A summary of the French-based Verlan with examples.
Description with examples of a language reversal in Argentinian Spanish.
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