Monday, August 01, 2005

RF 01 - Latin For Piglets

this is an audio post - click to play


The letters v-a-g are added to every syllable in a word. Va becomes vah and the g begins the final sound in the syllable.

Examples:

  • Jake is pronounced Jay-vah-gake

  • Poompa = Poo-vah-goom-pah-vah-ga

  • Animationman= Ah-vah-gan-nih-vah-gim-may-vah-gay-shuh-vuh-gun-mah-vah-gan


Now you see why short words are easier!

Wikipedia has an entry for Pig Latin. One of the links leads to an English to Pig Latin Translator. Neither of these links deal with the form discussed above.

7 comments:

Fin said...

Now THERE'S something I didn't expect.

I'll give this a try, but I'm mostly useless at things like this...

Jonathan said...

Love the podcast, Leon.

Leon said...

Thanks Jonathan. Fin- try it after a pint or two. It does get easier but it sounds better.:)

Keith said...

A strange language indeed. Quite humorous actually. I can't imagine trying to sing a song like this. When you perfect it make sure you audio us a song. :)

Leon said...

Keith - is that a challenge? :) The only song I can sing is Frere Jaques but I can do English and French. (off key).

Sudman said...

Awesome!

Leon said...

Thanks Sudman. Your post is good too.