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Itway asway away “ecretsay anguagelay.” Enwhay Iway asway
oungyay, ymay otherbray aughttay emay owhay otay eakspay “Igpay
It was a “secret language.” When I was young, my brother taught me how to speak “Pig Latin.” Until this very moment, I thought every kid in the US learned to do this. Until I just asked my husband “ifway ehay ewknay Igpay Atinlay.” He said, “What???” So I was like, “Really? You don’t know how to speak Pig Latin?”
“Really. I don’t know.”
“So…you never ever played that game as a kid? You know that’s wierd, right?”
“No. Never. Sorry.”
My brother taught me, just as my friend’s older brothers taught them. I thought everyone learned it from their brothers. It just now occurred to me that my big brother had no big brother. So where did he learn it? My dad, (to my knowledge) never played this game. Hmmm…
So for those of you like my husband who never did this as a child, here’s how it works: Take any English word beginning with a consonant, and remove the initial consonant sound. Place this initial consonant sound at the end, and add the sound “ay.” (Example: “latin” – initial sound “l” = “atin” + “l” + “ay” = “atinlay.”
If the word begins with a vowel sound, you simply say the word and add the “-way” sound to the end. (Examples: eggway, Iway, onway, overway. etc…)
Simple, right? Some people, my husband included, (apparently) can’t process words in this way. I truly thought he might sock me for, as he said, “being annoying” when I started doing this. Who knew?
And you, dear readers? Ancay ouyay eakspay Igpay Atinlay?
Et pour mes amis francophones, est-ce qu’il y a un jeu de mots comme ça en français ?
Merci, Linda, for such an interesting prompt! I laughed when I read it. All I could think of was Pig Latin! Oh, and of course…