I am fluent in Pig Latin. I can speak to my friends, my kids and even in Pig Latin-Spanish. I am quite proud of that. I would argue that it is definitely a “language”, however, Grammar Girl claims that it is a “code.” According to her article, “Is Pig Latin a Real Language?” it satisfies most all of the language requirements, but it doesn’t have it’s own syntax, sounds or semantics. It borrows from English, or Spanish or whichever language you’re speaking Pig Latin in. After reading this, I can’t stop thinking in Pig Latin!
Do you speak Pig Latin? Ifyay ouyay oday, enthay eray-ondspay! Oodgay ayday.