Write with Ursula in October

OCTOBER OPENS


ELLO-HAY! ELCOME-WAY OT-AY E-THAY ONTH-MAY OF-AY OCTOBER-AY!


Hang on, say that again, Ursula?


Oh! Sorry. I just said “Hello! Welcome to the month of October!” in Pig Latin. That’s a language invented by school children more than a hundred years ago. You can learn Pig Latin yourself in two minutes’ flat! It’s all about the sounds that words open with.


Here’s what you do. When you want to say a word in Pig Latin, you take away the sound that opens the word. You put that sound at the end of the word. And THEN you add the sound AY.


So HELLO becomes:


ELLO-HAY


It’s as easy as that!


If a word opens with sounds like CH or TH or SH, you take the whole sound and put it at the end and then add the sound AY. So the word THE becomes:


E-THAY


There’s only one more rule, and for once it’s a rule that makes things even easier. If a word opens with a vowel, that is, A E I O or U, all you do is add AY to the end. You don’t have to do anything else with it at all.


So OCTOBER is simply OCTOBER-AY.


You’ve got it! So now, why not introduce yourself to the person next to you with your name in Pig Latin.


Ello-hay. Y-may ame-nay is-ay ______________________-ay!”

Hmmm, I wonder if you could write a whole STORY in Pig Latin? (That would sure be a lot of AYS!)

Ill-tay ext-nay ime-tay,


rom-fay Ursula-ay

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