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From:John Leland <lelandconlang@...>
Date:Monday, August 16, 2004, 0:10
Another interesting language of this sort is the French louchebeme (there
should be accents on the first and second e's).  It is said to have been invented
by Parisian butchers and taken up by criminals, but to be out of date before
the time of the story in which I discovered it (E.C. Bentley's "The
Old-fashioned Apache" in the book Trent Intervenes, first U.S. edition 1938, though I
believe the original British magazine publication was considerably earlier.). It
issaid to work by taking the first letter of the word, putting it on the end,
putting an l at the beginning and adding "-eme" at the end. Silent letters
are dropped. Thus boucher > oucheb > loucheb > louchebeme. I wonder if our
French members know more about this language?
John Leland


Philippe Caquant <herodote92@...>