Announcing a new Meetup for Poems & Coffee Meetup!
What: Pig Latin Poetry
When: November 22, 2009 10:00 AM
Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)
Thought we'd have some fun with Pig Latin in this meetup. If you are unfamiliar with Pig Latin, here is a brief explanation by our friends at Wikipedia:
"Pig Latin is a language game of alterations played in English . To form the Pig Latin form of an English word the initial consonant sound is transposed to the end of the word and an ay is affixed (for example, trash yields ash-tray and plunder yields under-play). The purpose of the alteration is to both obfuscate the encoding and to indicate for the intended recipient the encoding as 'Pig Latin'. The reference to Latin is a deliberate misnomer, as it is simply a form of jargon, used only for its English connotations as a 'strange and foreign-sounding language'; it could also be because the transformed words sound similar to Latin.
Your goal, if you choose to accept it, is to write a four line 20 word poem on a dream (night or day) in standard English and then recreate that poem with Pig Latin. You can choose to use Pig Latin for most or all of your words, or you can just make the final word in each line Pig Latin.
Should be fun! Looking forward to hearing these whimsical expressions!
Best wishes and hope you can join us!
Learn more here:http://poetry.meetup.com/523/calendar/11722863/