The valspeak is a variant of American English spoken in California.

Let me rewrite that correctly:
The valspeak is ya know, like, a variant of American English, fer shure, spoken in California.

In 1986, someone asks on the net.sources newsgroup the source of a small software to make this kind of conversion.

To celebrate the new year, I repackaged it.

2022-01-23 update: I’ve repackaged it again, this time using a Git repository instead of a Mercurial one. FreeBSD port currently not available.

Test it

Clone it
git clone

Understand it
Valleyspeak on the English Wikipedia

Decompress it

Install it

sudo cp valspeak /usr/local/bin/

Historically, a FreeBSD package was available, but seems currently down:

pkg_add -r # This is a FreeBSD i386 package [1].

This post is dedicated to Matma Rex.

[1] If you prefer a FreeBSD port instead of a package, it will be misc/valspeak and it’s currently available here.

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