How to Learn to Speak ONG

Two Methods:Sample ParagraphLearning Ong

'Ong' is a linguistic reconfiguration of the English language. Although the configuration could apply to any alphanumeric-based language, it has primarily made its way into mainstream English speaking communities. Reminiscent of the much older 'Pig-Latin', Ong is often used as a 'cloaked' or 'hidden' language. Unlike Pig-Latin, those who are proficient in Ong can produce a highly indiscernible sound. Speaking Ong is incredibly easy from a conceptual viewpoint. It's rules couldn't be simpler, but the fluent use of the language is nearly unsolvable by anyone not aware of the configuration.

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Sample Ong Paragraph

Learning Ong

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    In the English language all letters are divided into one of two groups:
    • Vowels – A, E, I, O, U
    • Consonants – everything else
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    Ong is spoken by adding the “-ong” sound (pronounced: awng ) to the end of each consonant of every word. The vowels are pronounced as usual.
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    In some regions the vowels are always pronounced with the long sound
    • ā, ē, ī, ō, ū
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    However they may also be pronounced as with the short sound, both are acceptable.
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    Here’s how it looks:
    • English: dog
    • Ong: dong o gong (pronounced as written)
    • English: cat
    • Ong: cong a tong
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    Easy right? Try your name. Here’s mine:
    • English: Michael
    • Ong: Mong i cong hong a e long
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    Okay. Now that you know the rules, try it on your own. At first it’s a real brain teaser but keep trying and it won’t be Long O Nong Gong until you’re speaking it plainly.

Tips

  • As you type you can say it in your head in ong not English. This can help with your conversion speed.
  • To help you work them out in your head you could pick an object in the room you are in and convert it in to ong.
  • That is almost a requirement in order to understand others who are speaking ong. (a much more difficult task)
  • To make it easier to speak, you can drop the vowels and treat joint sounds as single letters. i.e. "show" would be "shongwong"
  • To practice you can pick a word off of any billboard or sign while your driving and try speaking it in ong. After a lot of practice the concept sets in and your brain will begin to see the formation before you even speak.

Warnings

  • Use caution when altering your brain while driving.
  • Remember: In some regions the vowels are always pronounced with the long sound (ā, ē, ī, ō, ū) however they may also be pronounced as with the short sound. Both are acceptable.

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