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The Dying Language of Pig Latin

One talent lost to the internet is the use of the language of Pig Latin to quickly disguise words and conversations. Here is a basic primer on how to translate Pig Latin. To translate English words into Pig Latin, you need to master three situations: words beginning with a consonant, beginning with a vowel and beginning with the letter ‘Y’.

Words that start with a consonant such as hello or a cluster of consonants like twitch, just move the consonant or consonant cluster from the beginning of the word and tack it on  the end of the word.  Complete the word by adding the suffix “-ay” to the end of the word.  So, talent becomes talent.

With words that start with vowels, just tack on the sound “-yay” to the very end of the word. You don’t need to change any letters around, just say the word as normal then add “-yay” to the end. The notable exception is that some Pig-Latin speakers add “-way” instead of “-yay” to the end.

With words that start with the letter “Y” these can be tricky.  You need to treat the letter “Y” as a consonant or a vowel, which changes depending location of the letter’s in a word. So next time the form asks you to fill in “Languages Spoken,” you could add Pig Latin to English as a language which you speak.

To translate from English to Pig Latin:


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