How To Learn Gibberish

Gibberish is either a secret language or a collection of unintelligible words, depending upon your point of view. Several cultural groups use gibberish to add sounds to words in order to enhance the feeling of group inclusion. If you find a culture using gibberish that you want to adopt, follow these steps to learn gibberish.

  1. Listen. Before you learn gibberish you need to get a handle on the tone, pace and sound of the language. There are so many forms of gibberish that you will need a starting point. Select someone who already speaks the language and adopt their preferred version so that when you communicate you will be speaking the same language. Listen to how that person speaks and what they say.
  2. Identify the form of gibberish you want to learn. If you don't know anyone who speaks gibberish or don't know which version you want to learn; do some research. There are several areas on the internet that offer insight into different regional versions of gibberish.
  3. Repeat sounds. Start with a simple gibberish skill of repetition. Double up the first or second syllable in every word or every other word. For example try gullible as gullullible or gullibleble.
  4. Add syllables after certain vowels. Instead of repeating the sounds try adding some popular gibberish syllables. Any of the following will work.
  • -idig
  • -ib
  • -egg
  • -the

When using these add-ons you will need to experiment to make sure you get them in the right place so your words don't sound too rehearsed. You also want to keep your gibberish from being too obvious so you should mix up which add-ons you use.

5. Start saying simple words and sentences aloud. Learning gibberish will take time. Start with adding one syllable change at a time. Then practice saying short, simple sentences aloud until they fit into your natural speech pattern. Then add in another syllable change.

6. Practice with an expert. Once you have a start on learning gibberish you should treat it like any other new language. Start learning the new vocabulary and practice with someone who speaks the language. With their help you will be able to speed up the rhythm of your speech and capture the gibberish sound.

Gibberish is one step beyond piglatin and is a fun way to speak in code with your friends and family. Create you own group variation once you have established the basic skills and cadence of gibberish.


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