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pig Latin

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Definition of pig Latin in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A secret language formed from English by transferring the initial consonant or consonant cluster of each word to the end of the word and adding a vocalic syllable (usually /eɪ/): so igpay atinlay.
Example sentences
  • Yes, it is amazing that someone can be inept at speaking pig Latin, but I am.
  • This is one where she sings ‘We're in the Money’ in pig Latin.
  • You've practiced your lines so many times you could say them backward… in pig Latin… while juggling kiwis.

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