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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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The various and competing functions described for queer argots are strikingly similar to the various uses of play languages (like Verlan, or Pig Latin) described by Joel Sherzer:
Meme si c'est du javanais ou du francien,Il ne s'agit pas d'utiliser l'argot, le verlan, tel parler local ou tel idiolecte dans l'apprentissage du savoir.
Guichet, Roundabouts and Road Safety: State of the Art in France, Intersections without Traffic Signals, Springer Verlan, Germany, 1991.
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, "Sequential P systems with regular control," in Membrane Computing: 13th International Conference, CMC2012, Budapest, Hungary, August28-31,2012, Revised Selected Papers, vol.
Verlan is a term used to designate contemporary French youth language that mainly draws on rule-based strategies like inversion or syllable metathesis in order to differentiate in-group forms of speech from standard language.
Coursing through it all is an acute, existential sadness: even on the subject of luxury threads, the word "cashmere" becomes "cache-misere," or "hidden misery." One distinctly French flavor is their liberal in their use of verlan, a sort of French pig Latin that flips a word's syllables ("femme" becomes "meuf',' and so on).
She was the daughter of the late Verlan and Anna (Chandler) Geiser.Ms.
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.
La demande exprimee par l'enseignante s'est vue completee par celle moins explicite des eleves au cours de la troisieme lecon, mais tout autant adressee a la chercheuse qui propose de filmer le cours: << vous etes la c'est pour nous aussi [...] un film, le truc de "ouf' [fou, en verlan (6)] on va l'mater apres >>.
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.