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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Geringoso
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.
Language Game
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.
Louchebem
A description of the French-based language game, Louchébem (or Loucherbem), with examples.
Parlez-Vous Verlan?
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.
Verlan
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.
Vesre
Description with examples of a language reversal in Argentinian Spanish.
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