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verlan

(French vɛrlɑ̃)
n
(Languages) a variety of French slang in which the syllables are inverted, such as meuf for femme, and also incorporating Arabic words and phrases
[C20: from inverting the syllables of the French word l'envers meaning the other way round]
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Verlan Lewis is a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Political Science at Stanford University whose research focuses on American political institutions, thought, and development.
Verlan isn't just for fun; it's a way of speaking that developed on the streets in order to stay hidden from police and outsiders.
She was the daughter of the late Verlan and Anna (Chandler) Geiser.
L'origine de ce mot pourrait etre du verlan et sigpifierait <<chez nous>>, facon de suggerer qu'il s'agit d'un parler local a forte charge identitaire.
Puis Ix Bak, la mere, pour creer le monde, se retourne, et se transforme en Kab, verlan de bak (15) et projette son fils K'in qui devient le premier homme.
Franco-Maghrebi and French rappers in general also incorporate verlan into their lyrics in part to make their listeners laugh.
MakerBot Flexible Filament was first introduced as the material used in the 3D printed Verlan Dress, printed on MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printers and designed in the New Skins Computational Design Workshop led by designer Francis Bitonti at the Pratt Institute's Digital Arts and Humanities Research Center
Given the marginal status of these communities vis-a-vis elite Parisian culture, Verlan can be viewed as an alternative code which stands both literally and figuratively outside the hegemonic norms of Parisian culture and language' (p.
Screenplay, De Matteo, Valentina Ferlan, based on a story by Verlan.
During this decade, the association formed Verlan Limited, an insurance company that provided general/product liability insurance and property coverage.
For example, MC Solaar, a rapper originally from Senegal, mixes his home country's rhetorical griot tradition with French verlan (the inverting of French phonemes; for example "police" becomes "licepo," hence, verlan, l'envers, to invert), with the French pop music tradition of puns, plays on words, and suggestive phonetic combinations, and with African American traditions of competitive signifying (ibid.