What is Pig Latin

Pig Latin or Pig Latin has nothing to do with Latin. In addition, everyone knows how to speak Pig Latin, but some people just don't know about it. As you already understood, piggy Latin is a playful language, and although this name may not be familiar to you, most have used it at least once in their lives or heard from friends. The basic rule of the language is that instead of ordinary words, after each syllable containing a vowel, a syllable is added with the same vowel, but with a constant consonant letter

Usu posopasa was sosobasakasa, oson eseyosho lusubisil. Osonasa eesselasa kususosok myasasasa, oson yeseyosho aggravated.

The result is an obscure rubbish, listening to which you can understand what is at stake. To complicate the perception, there are several "dialects" of the language, depending on the constant consonant letter, for example, "c" - "blue language", "b" - "white language", "z" - "green language", "f" - "purple language ", " k "-" brick language ", etc.

Pig Latin is usually used by children to hide their conversations from adults or just for fun. At the same time, adults who are near very young children sometimes resort to it, if they talk about topics that are not desirable for children's ears. Also, tourists can speak Pig Latin if the locals understand their speech and there is a desire to hide the conversation from the surrounding public, since for a non-native speaker the meaning of the conversation will be lost.

By the way, pig Latin is an international language. French pig Latin is called Verpan, in which the consonants are reversed, and the vowels often change to eu (Arabe → beur 'arab', mec → keum 'guy', mère → reum 'mother'). Sometimes syllables go backwards, not sounds (prison → zonpri 'prison').

The rules of English piglet Latin are as follows. If a word begins with one or more consonants, the first consonants are moved to the end of the word and ay is added. So ball ("ball", "ball") turns into all-bay, button ("button", "button") - into utton-bay.

It is not known for certain when this language was invented, but Thomas Jefferson (3rd President of the United States) wrote letters to his friends about 3 centuries ago.