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Soy Speak
Pronunciationsɔɪ spiːk
EthnicityThe Soy Community
Speakers⪆5,000 (estimate)
  • English
Numeral SystemBase 11 (0-9 including Ϫ)
Official Status
Sign LanguageReal life soyduels (only proposed)

Soy Speak ('oy 'peak), also known as Jakspeak, is a constructed international auxiliary language spoken mainly on The Party and formerly on /qa/. It originally developed out of a set of codes created by the Patient 5202 (formerly known as Dr. Soyowicz) to be used by patients of the Mental Asylum to communicate in secret, whereupon it played a key role in the espionage behind the Great Asylum Insurrection of 2020. It has since evolved to become the native language of many jakkers.


A thread using soy speak.[1]

Jakspeak is widely regarded as a massively complex language which takes years to learn; this reputation is widely due to the language's unique grammatical rules that make it unlike any other language.


Soy speak is written in both Latin and Greek. The Greek version has 27 letters (including th) in the alphabet. This is useful for bypassing filters.

A translator and a script for typing in Greek can be found here:

Note* The letter "Th" doesn't work on the translator, and quick reply is broken for the script.

Latin Greek
Aa Αα
Bb Ββ
Cc Ϲϲ
Dd Δδ
Ee Εε
Ff Φφ
Gg Γγ
Hh Ηη
Ii Ιι
Jj Χχ
Kk Κκ
Ll Λλ
Mm Μμ
Nn Νν
Oo Οο
Pp Ππ
Qq Ϙϙ
Rr Ρρ
Ss Σσ
Tt Ττ
THth Θθ
Uu Υυ
Vv Ϝϝ
Ww Ωω
Xx Ξξ
Yy Ψψ
Zz Ζζ


Pronouns ('ronouns) in linguistic is little to do with Trannies, instead referring to the first, second, or third person in a linguistical context. When using pronouns in Soyspeak, the first consonant of the letter will always be replaced with x, for example, he becomes xe, you becomes xou[nobody says this]. Double consonants are also replaced with x with the exception for xhe, to avoid confusion with xe, for example, they becomes xey. When the first letter of a pronoun is a vowel, an x is inserted to the beginning of the word, for example, it becomes xit.[nobody says this] This does not apply to I. Apostrophisation does not need to be applied as x denotes a missing letter. The pronounciation of x is also changed to the IPA symbol /x/


Mutation ('utation) in linguistics is the modication of a word's spelling and/or pronunciation based upon preceding and/or proceeding words, phrases and syllables (typically, though not necessarily, of the first consonant of a word.) Very few languages exhibit mutation, mostly Celtic languages such as Welsh and Irish, and none to the degree of 'Jakspeak. Some have hypothesised mutation may be the result of improper apostrophisation ('postrophisation)- though linguists and 'jakspeakologists remain divided on this issue. For example some dialects of Soyspeak refer to the party as "the sharty", with the p consonant mutating to the š (sh) consonant, if the p is the first letter of that word. Other forms of mutation in Soyspeak also remove all forms of ligatures, mutating w to v, or ae to a, or oe to e. Th may also be replaced with either d or z, with the exception in pronouns as x takes over that rule.


Apostrophisation ('postrophisation), also known as contraction ('traction) is a core element of Jakspeakian grammar. Broadly speaking, it refers to the dropping of the first syllable from a word and its replacement by an apostrophe. However, this process is incredibly complex due to its patchwork of exceptions and counter-exceptions. Words that are less than three characters long such as "I", "do", and "a" are never apostrophised for the sake of readability. Additionally, when a word could be confused for another after apostrophisation, the standard operation is to leave the word entirely intact. The exact practice for each word depends on the dialect and the speaker.

English Standard Jakspeakian Example of improper grammar
To my house we shall go 'o my 'ouse we 'hall go 'o 'y 'ouse 'e 'hall 'o
I am going to kill you I am 'oing 'o 'ill you ' a' 'oing to 'ill 'ou

A small handful of function words do not follow the above rule and can only be learned through rote memorisation, including:

  • To, which becomes 'o (but note that do does not become 'o, it simply stays as do)
  • Be, which becomes 'e (but note that me does not become 'e, it simply stays as me).
The word “Soyjak” in every “European” language

Proper nouns

In Soyspeak, proper nouns usually go through multiple rounds of apostrophisation, corrosponding to how often they are discussed. For example, the term Stonetoss was first contracted to 'tonetoss and then to 'toss and finally to 'ss. This practice emerged in order to further throw the govt off the trail.


A longer list of acronyms can be found here

Acronymisation ('cronymisation) is the lexical process by which phrases are shortened into a single word by combining the initial letter of all component words. Soyspeak is the only language which can acronymise every multi-word phrase, as non-conventional acronyms are always introduced with their meanings in brackets until the acronym catches on and passes into the pantheon of universally understood 'nyms, which includes:

  • NAS (not a soyjak)
  • IAS (is a soyjak)
  • YWNBAW (you will never be a woman)
  • HWABAG (he will always be a gem; in reference to Cobson)
  • HWNBAG (he will never be a gem; in reference to Cobson)
  • HWABASFPOSNLAYSKY (He will always be a stupid fucking piece of shit nobody likes and you should kill yourself; in reference to Cobson)who said this? me.
  • NYPA (not your personal army)
  • YPA (your personal army)
  • tlp (tiny lemon pecker)


Main article: Though

Though is a non-comparable adverb used at the end of every sentence as a conjunctive, similar to the English word however; as an intesifier, similar to the English word indeed; and generally as a word to mark the end of a sentence, similar to the interlingual full-stop or (more loosely) to the Japanese word desu.

The Thoem, an original Jakspeakian work of literature, is about the word though. It has been described by scholars as "an ode to linguistics".

Forms "tho", "thou", "doe", "dough" and synonyms "however", "albeit", "moreover", "thoughever", "howeverbeit", etc are used in the same manner.

Modern bastardizations of though include "doebeioh" and "dubai;" if encountered, you should remind the 'teen in question to take their meds, as these mutations of though border on nonsense.



The soldiers on Omaha beach died to use though at the end of their sentences. From there, the practice became fashionable after an anonymous Mexican poster on 4chan began quoting every instance of "though" on /int/ and /qa/ with thoughjaks. He is sometimes erroneously referred to as the Thougher; however, "thougher" is an archaic term used to describe people who say though and does not apply to the Mexican.

Logical consequence

Soy Speak only has two ways to express the relationship between logical statements: therefore (∴)[2], and even though (∧)[3]. They are opposites of each other and are used in the following way:

  • >Thing bad even though reason why it's not.
  • >Fact about thing therefore consequence about fact.

The supremacy of these constructs probably had origin in a type of soyquoting where therefore was used to mock the reasoning of the person in the image. It's of note that the logical consequence is often added by the person who soyquotes without any delimiter to end the quote, thus it's not "true" quote in the strict sense. The lack of delimiter is probably a stylistic choice because it would give away the location of the punchline. The therefore and even though are the implicit delimiters, which can prove confusing to newbies to soy speak.[4] The even though form is often the most opinionated as it gives space for a whole new statement.


More vocabulary: Slang

Dedicated dictionary: Soytionary

One Chad begins translating the Bible into soy speak.

There is a rich history of original phrase creation within Soy Speak. The New Practical Soyanese Reader Vol. 2 catalogues over three hundred such unique words which do not have an appriopriate rendering into other languages, including:

The Importance of Soyspeak

Soyspeak is important for 3 main reasons:

  • Historicity

Soyspeak has been used for years by 'teens at our modern day. It cannot simply be ditched as the history solidifies its usage.

  • Memorial

Ancestors of the sharty, the first users of the 'jaks, came up with the great language of Soyspeak to hide from oppression. This is how the apostrophe and the acronyms of Soyspeak came to be. To stop using Soyspeak would be like desecrating their memory.

  • Convenience

English is a very complicated language to use, not a very good fit for internet imageboards. Soyspeak removes this inconvenience, and makes it easy to speak. English: He will never be a gem. Soyspeak: HWNBAG

So what shall we do to preserve this gemmy language? Language preservation efforts are made sometimes, but not to the extent that is enough. You can help by using it and creating more articles in Soyspeak.


The bulk of Jakspeaker vocabulary derives from English stems combined with the morpheme soy or the morpheme jak. This can either involve putting one of these morphemes at the beginning, end, or middle of another word.

Affix Example Notes
Prefix Soyspeak prefix-stem
Prefixoid Sommunity[no one says this] prefixoid-stem
Suffix Soyjak stem-suffix
Inflix hoyurs (soy hours) st⟨infix⟩em

With inflixes, the conjugation is usually said right after in brackets.

Prescriptivism in Soyspeak

As ‘jakking has become more and more well established, certain standards of speaking have occasionally been pushed forward as being better than others. For example, some older members of the soymunnity will rail against newer recruits who only drop the first letter or so from words, not the first syllable (like ‘iki instead of ‘ki). The merits of this practice are debatable. So in the end, just like, let people enjoy things, okay? It doesn’t do anything to y-ACCKKKKKK!!!!!

Opposite Posting

A common trend in the Party and Booru is to repost a previous comment but with its meaning reversed. For example, 'The gem that saved the party' may be followed up with 'The coal that doomed the sharty'. Sometimes this is continued with related sentences like “The carbon that did nothing to the party” or “The margerald that confused the party”, albeit nobody says the latter.

A rare variation in the funeral and SoundBoard is to keep a next thread but with its nonsense kept. For example, 'The coal that doomed the 4chan' shall not be followed up with 'The gem that saved the 4chan'.


Pronunciationsprec-nu (pronounciation is exact to IPA)
EthnicityThe Soy Community
SpeakersMillions, billions even.[it just is, ok?]
  • English
  • German
  • Soyspeak
Numeral System1-2, can be duplicated to make bigger numbers and the use of "hand", "file", etc.
Official Status

Proper Soyspeak or Sprec-Nu, is a constructed dialect based upon the conlang of Soyspeak with a limited vocabulary, mostly derived from English and German, with some loanwords from French, Spanish, Russian, and Original Soyspeak, that could be in the future, used by the sharty, and for once completing its transformation from Western cultures.

Grammar and Vocabulary

The grammar is minimal and is only indicated through punctuation, while names are still capitalized. Although the English language may appear confusing when translated into Soyspeak, it becomes more understandable upon further reading. When converting loanwords or names into Soyspeak, they should be spelled out using IPA letters. If the letter is not English, it should be converted to a lookalike or what it sounds like the most. Diaereses are also used to create diphthongs (merging two vowels into the one sound). However, only ï and ü are native to Sprec-Nu.

Resources of Sprec-Nu

Translation Process

Numeral System

The number system is highly complex, with only four legitimate numbers (ans (1), twa (2), hand (5), file (100),). To create larger numbers, words must be duplicated or added to create bigger numbers, twa twa is four, hand ans is 6, etc.

Numeral Prefixes

Alternatively, speakers may use numeral prefixes. These prefixes MUST be spelled phonetically as it would be in Sprec-Nu, so "uni" becomes Juni, etc. To create bigger numbers, prefixes are merged together to form these numbers, so viginti + uni (21) becomes Vidzintijuni, etc.

Arabic Number System

To make ease for speakers, the ANS (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) may be used. This is especially useful for big numbers.

Translation Examples

English Sprec-Nu Literal translation
To my house we shall go Tin gen mezon tin. Tin gen. Me go house me. Me go.
I am going to kill you Tin det a ju Me death you

Note: Translations may be different depending on what the translator gives you Note: Freedom of word order and structure can be done using manual translations, with any words from the wordlist as long as it can be understood.

See Also


  1. (Note: The Soy Speak used above is false, it should be: 'OU 'ILL 'MIT TO 'OOT(instead of 'UBMIT) 'OU 'ILL 'EARN 'JAKSPEAK 'OU 'ILL 'OST 'EMS I don't have a suitable image replacement for this, so this is going to be it.)
  4. BuzzFeed News et al.
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