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Ubbi dubbi is a language game spoken with the English language, and is a close relative of the language game Obbish. It was popularized by the long-running PBS television show Zoom. Variations to Ubbi Dubbi include Ob, Ib, Arpy Darpy, and Iz (a.k.a. shizzolation).
Ubbi dubbi works by adding -ub- // before each vowel sound in a syllable. (A linguist would say "Insert [ˈʌb] after each syllable onset"). The stress falls on the "ub" of the syllable that is stressed in the original word. So in "hello", which is stressed on the "he-" syllable, the stress falls on the "hub" in "`hubellubo".
- Speak → spubeak //
- Hello → hubellubo //
- Extra → ubextruba //
- Mississippi → Mubissubissubippubi
- Ubbi Dubbi → Ububbubi Dububbubi
- Zoom → "Zuboom"
- "Hi, how are you?" → "Hubi, hubow ubare yubou?"
- Tutnese (language game)
- Pig Latin
- -izzle / Dizzouble Dizzutch, a/k/a "shizzolation"
- Javanais, a similar slang of French
- Rogers, Stephen D. (2011). A dictionary of made-up languages. Avon, Mass.: Adams Media. p. 271. ISBN 1440530408. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
- Byrd, Dani; Mintz, Toben H. (2010). Discovering Speech, Words, and Mind. Malden, Mass.: John Wiley & Sons. p. 197. ISBN 9781405157988. Retrieved 23 December 2015.