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Re: Pig Latin rules?

From:Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>
Date:Monday, August 16, 2004, 20:00
Well, thinking about this, it would be easy to do in Kash, with its basic
CVCV(C) structure:

çindi lemut ('speech' + reverse of mulet 'backwards') or çindi loha-lopa
(halo-palo 'sarong+underwear = the wrong way round'; lopa happens to be a
food-animal species)

(mulet, as I recall, is already the backwards form of çelum 'back')

pila 'think' > lapi or alip
içun 'eye' > çuni or nuçi
hacip 'little bite of food' > cihap 'snack' (picak ?)
handato 'drunk, stoned' > tondaha or totahan (towandak ?)
yoñ [joN] 'penis (vulg.)' > ñowi ['Jo.i]
toye 'money' > yeto or eyot

You could also insert, say, the name of a vowel (ani, eni etc)--
pila > pi-ani-la-ani, pi-uni-la-uni, or la-uni-pi-uni etc.
hacip > ha-uni-cip-uni, or ci-ani-hap-ani

or, parodying the substandard over-use of the -ni suffix (I like this!!)--
pinilani, hanicinipini, hanindanitoni
miçi 'urinate' > miniçini or çinimini

or again parodying substandard usage:
cayi miçimi (for "macayi (ma)miçi ~cayi mamiçi 'I have to pee') > cayi

or repeat syllables:
pila > pipilala
hacip > hahacicip -- I like these too, but it doesn't work for many
polysyllables-- handato > hahakandandatoto -- the reason being, apparently,
that most polysyl. are compounds and so likely to contain a nasalized stop,
which is difficult to deal with.

Here's one that works-- takrivus 'unskillful' > tatakrikivuvus 'klutz'
(instead of the correct deriv. kandakrivus)