Delivered September 16, 2019. Contributor: Alexis Z.
Identify five English language novels where the author created their own words, or utilized English words in ways that had not been done previously (used them as slang). For each book found, provide some examples of the words and what they mean.
Not only did the author use slang, he also altered the sentence structure, as shown in this example: “Theyremor blip dogs nor real 1s tho.”
One example of slang in the novel is “wester day,” which means "yesterday."
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
The book tells the story of two castaways who altered the culture, government and religion of the island nation of San Lorenzo.
Vonnegut created a series of slang words based on real, English words. These words had supposedly been introduced to the islanders by the castaways, and then altered to fit into their own language.
One example is "karass" which came from the English word “class,” as in 'a class of people'. Vonnegut then builds off this baseword "karass" to create a second slang term "duprass: a karass consisting of exactly two people."
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