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“Word games” in languages can tell us something about syllable structure and underlying forms. Sometimes they are helpful in determining orthographic issues, such as whether to include a letter in the spelling or not. Here the author introduces word games by discussing Pig Latin in English, and then reports on two SIL projects which used language games to gain more insight into the language.