Stereotyped or humorous dialect filters
- For MovableType: MovableJive.
- For WordPress: the Text Filter Suite Plugin for WordPress (story in the entry Fun Filters, examples accessible from the entry Back to being a land lubber on Dougal Campbell Presents Geek Ramblings).
“MovableJive adds the following text filters:”
- “Jive English” or Ebonics [Wikipedia];
- “Texas Drawl” or Southern American English [Wikipedia];
- “Cokney English” [Wikipedia] (more theorical introduction Web documents relating to Estuary English on the Departement of Phonetics & Linguistics's website of UCL;
- “Swedish Chef” from the Muppet Show [Wikipedia];
- “Valley Girl” [Wikipedia];
- “German Accent”;
- “Hunting Wabbits” or Elmer Fudd from Looney Tunes [Wikipedia].
The Text Filter Suite Plugin for WordPress supports the Pirate way of talking.
If you want more dialects, GNU Talk Filters is a complete package of filter programs “that convert ordinary English text into text that mimics a stereotyped or otherwise humorous dialect”. The Talk Filters are numerous:
Filter name Description Author
Austrian (Ahhhhnold) Tom van Nes
B1FF of Usenet yore Matt Welsh, David Whitten
Brooklyn accent Daniel V Klein ('
Swedish Chef (from The Muppet Show) John Hagerman
Londoner accent Stephen K Mulrine, Edward Betts ('
ken.l'); unknown ('
cockney.l'); extensive enhancements by Samuel Stoddard
Southern drawl Adam Hudd
George "Dubya" Bush anonymous contribution
Elmer Fudd (from the Looney Tunes cartoons) unknown
Thick Asian accent Eclipse Enterprises
Jethro from The Beverly Hillbillies Duane Paulson
1970's Jive Daniel V Klein, Clement Cole, with enhancements by Samuel Stoddard
German accent unknown
Effeminate male unknown
Pirate talk Original Perl/PHP version by Douglas Gunters, with enhancements by Mark Lindner
Postmodernist talk ("Feminazi") unknown
Country redneck Brand Hilton
Valley talk unknown
H4x0r code Ian Johnston, with enhancements by Mark Lindner
Word-wrap filter Mark Lindner Note from Jean-Philippe: the wrap filter is not a dialect filter. The filters were repackaged, integrated, optimized, and documented by Mark Lindner.
A few websites doing translation from english to dialects:
Another kind of dictionaries on The Complete Newspeak Dictionary, more politicaly inclined: