User:Julia/My ecolect

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My family's ecolect!

Etymology notes: Who coined the term is indicated when known. Also, these words are used by my entire family, regardless of who coined it.

Proper nouns[edit]



  • IPA(key): [tiːˈtʌ̃ːmpʰs]
  • Unknown. Influenced by the /d/ sound of daddy. Coined at similar time to Memumps.

Mr. Pants[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈmɪːstʰɹ̩ˌpʰẽːə̃nt͡s]
  • Sister. mister + -pants. Spelling also originated from sister.


  • Usual term of address is mama.


  • IPA(key): /miˈmʌmpʰs/
  • Unknown. Influenced by the /m/ sound of mama. Coined at similar time to Dedumps.

Julia (me)[edit]





  • IPA(key): [çʊʟs]
  • Sister. Lax and devoiced pronunciation of Hools.




  • IPA(key): [çu̥.tʰl̥͡xs]
  • Sister. Voiceless pronunciation of Hoodles. [l̥͡x] is a double articulation: Back of the tongue on velum ([x]) and blade on alveolar ridge ([l̥]).


  • IPA(key): /spuks/, [spʰʉ̯ks]
  • Brother. Variant of Books. Brother himself doesn't know reason of change from /b/ to /sp/. /s/ was probably added to form *Sbooks, but /sb/ was realized as /sp/ to due to English phonotactic constraints.



  • IPA(key): [ˈpʌːk.lɐɪk̚]
  • Mother. Bug (a nickname for my maternal grandmother, from lovebug) +‎ -like
  1. (of clothes) kinda frumpy, Chico's-esque


  • IPA(key): [ˈk͡xjuːɾiː]
  • Me. cute +‎ -ie (diminutive suffix).
  1. (attributive only) cute


  • IPA(key): [tɛːˈskoː.sn̩], [tɛːˈskoː.stɛ̃ːn], [tɛːˈskoː.stɛ̃ːŋ]
  • Brother, me. Imitation of a Scottish accent, from this video.
  1. disgusting


  • IPA(key): [ˈʔɛ.lŋ̩ˌkeɪːɾɨd̥̚]
  • Mother. Mispronunciation.
  1. elongated


  • IPA(key): [ˈkwɛ̃ːm]
  • Mother. For when my dog looks like a lil gremlin. Clipping of gremlin. /w/ to imitate baby-speak.
  1. (predicative only) gremlin-like, but, like, in a cute way


  • IPA(key): [ˈlɪʔkʰɫ̩]
  • Brother. Influenced by Jamaican Creole phonology, in which the /tl̩/ of most English dialects and creoles is realized as /kl̩/.
  1. little


  • IPA(key): [ˈmɪʔkʰɫ̩]
  • Brother. Influenced by Jamaican Creole phonology, in which the /tl̩/ of most English dialects and creoles is realized as /kl̩/.
  1. middle


  • IPA(key): [ˈpʰɛ̃ːkʰ]
  • Sister. Misspelling of pink.
  1. pink

single dingle[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈsɪ̃ːŋ(k)ɫ̩ˌtɪ̃ːŋ(k)ɫ̩]
  • Sister. Rhymed-type reduplication of single.
  1. single. Usually used in "every single dingle day".



  • IPA(key): [ˈjɛʃɾɹ̩teɪː]
  • Sister. Pronunciation from when she was a toddler.
  1. yesterday



  • IPA(key): [ˈsɛːvə̃nˌtiː ˈfoːɚː]
  • Father. He randomly said 74! while we were driving somewhere, and didn't explain. 30 seconds later, we asked him about it, and he said he has zero memory of ever saying it, but everyone heard it.
  1. Said during an awkward silence to make everyone laugh.


  1. thank you


  • IPA(key): [ˈpaɪː.z̥iː]
  • Mother. bye +‎ -zie (diminutive suffix).
  1. (cute) bye


  • IPA(key): [kʰsk̚]
  • Me and my brother. From csc, an abbreviation of cosecant. Originally just mean "cosecant". It confused my mother when we were making very non-English sounds while doing math homework, so we decided to keep it a secret from her. Eventually used just to annoy her.
  1. (children only) Response whenever my mom answers a question that you don't feel like answering.
How did your presentation go? / Csc. / What does "csc" mean?


  • IPA(key): [tɹ̩t͡s]
  • Mother. I used to rock my stool onto its back two legs while sitting at the counter a lot.
  1. Acronym of don't rock the stool. Said when someone is rocking their stool.


  • IPA(key): [ˈhaːɾiː]
  • Brother. Transferred from usual usage of howdy as a greeting. Monophthongization to mimic Southern American English.
  1. bye

neekie nockie[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈnĩ˦ːː.kʰiːˌnɑ̃˨ːkʰiː]
  • Mother. Ablaut-type reduplication of something.
  1. good night

scuse me[edit]

  • Mother. She burped and said "scuse me" with a funny intonation. Now the suprasegmentals serve as a snowclone for any two-syllable word (that doesn't end in a syllabic consonant), for a humorous effect, e.g. Cheezits [ˈt͡ʃḭː˧˨˦.zɪt͡s˥˩]
  • IPA(key): [ˈskçṵː˧˨˦.z̥mi˥˩]
  1. excuse me


  • IPA(key): [ˈw̃ɑ̃ːz̃ə̃ˌsdɑ̃ːz̃] (note: This is what I think is going on. Not even sure it's possible. She has this thing where she nasalizes everything when she's acting like a third child (i.e. babyish) or, for some reason, trying to speak German).
  • Sister, from me. I say was ist das? sometimes; she picked up on it.
  1. (somewhat humorous) what is that?



  1. A novice (first-year) on a rowing team, especially mine.


  • Mother, from her father, from his mother. dog +‎ ie (diminutive suffix).
  • IPA(key): [ˈtoː.kiː]
  1. (childish) doggie


  • Brother, making fun of me. I said elbow while laughing.
  • IPA(key): [ˌʔɛːɫˈpoʊː.hoʊː.hoʊː]
  1. (humorous) elbow


  1. ginger ale


  • Father. ginger +‎ -ie (diminutive suffix).
  • IPA(key): [ˈt͡ʃɪ̃ːn.t͡ʃi]
  1. ginger ale


  • Me. Rhyme of asswipe, inspired by a package of glass wipes.
  • IPA(key): [ˈklæs.waɪp̚]
  1. asswipe; asshole; loser


  • Parents. ice +‎ -y (diminutive suffix)
  • IPA(key): [ˈʔɐɪ.siː]
  1. ice water

noobies and bubbies[edit]

  • Maternal grandfather, from his brother.
  • IPA(key): [ˈnuː.piːs n̩ ˈpʌː.piːs]
  1. noodles with butter


  • Mother, from her mother, from the Poeys. Probably onomatopoeic.
  • IPA(key): [ˈpʰɑp̚.pʰɑp̚]
  1. (childish) flatulence


  1. the shower
I'm going to showertown because I'm really sweaty from my Barre3 class!


  1. shower
I have to take a showshow.


  1. squirrel

To add[edit]

  • Interjections: kyeman
  • Nouns: ficken chish, merote, FST, PST, shool, geld, progrostination, porkypine, pargy, cheff, mikkle, mikkleshool, mikkleshooler, basement, nimnas, canny, packpack, Pi Pi, momo, rinsie, baguette, Monrovian, legit home, bagie, peebuhpapuffs, WAG, immedipee, cleverwear, backpack, quarter-z, pappy, kibs, OLP, chokey, terv, insinkerator, yammies, givl, IVL, CD, louwalk, groc, oddity, tard, grande strawberry açai refresher with no strawberries, rents, macca, nachoos, cream cracks, tomats, baskie, lily, pehonay, rits
  • Particles: uzza (from who's a (good boy, etc)), hess
  • Proper nouns: Cutthroat Chicken, Wiffbiff Wemmin, Bug, Loodles, Bits, Bitsy, Bitter Bits, Bitty Babes, Bitty Bit Bit Bit, Snuffles, Brown Hunter, Koter, Hay Hay Hay, Sip n Sack, Lululemon, Pi Pi, the Bucket, Yimpics, Goosey, Juicy, Lootles, Loots, Lootsje, Lootschenko, Lootser, Lootsmites, Sweetledee, Sweetledum, Cutums, Zits, Gulls, Brueggs
  • Suffixes: -ez
  • Verbs: dang, set the bed, greenchair, whitecouch, pop-pop, go bizarre, fast backwards, FST, PST, gwem, snark, transform, juice, werind, immedipee, froggy, worm, tiny bone, cone, delienate, screen