How to Speak Gibberish
как говорить тарабарщину
- Break a word down into spoken syllables.
- Add "-othag-" before each vowel sound in a syllable.
- Experiment with different variations.
Simmetry = sim + me + try
sothagym + othaget + rothagy
In Northern England, a popular variation is "-iviga-", thus making "dog" into "divigog".
Cockney rhyming slang is formed from finding a word or name that matches the original word, putting the new word into a phrase, and using another word from that phrase to generate slang. For instance: Lies=Porkies. Why? Because lies=pies, and pies=pork pies. Therefore, porkies=lies.
The poem "The Jabberwocky" in Alice in Wonderland is perhaps the most famous example of gibberish. Here is a fragment:
Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.