Furry writer Wanderer submitted the term "Furspeech" ("The not-altogether-serious alteration of words into equivalents referring to the furry culture"), to the Furry Dictionary on October 7, 2000, with the example term "refurring" ("referring").
Furspeech, as any other planned language, originated around the premise of the intentional rewording or rendition of basic, natural common words; In this case, subverting ordinary established words and sentences into its furry culture equivalents by substituting key vowels and syllables.
Some examples include:
- Fursona - "Persona"
- Somefur - "Someone"
- Befure - "Before"
- Purrfect - "Perfect"
- Furplay - "Foreplay"
- Purrson (also know as Furson) - "Person"
It can also rephrase human events for comparable animal ones, such as referring to a birthday as whelpday ("whelping", the birthing of carnivorous mammals), or adapting correspondent Human paraphernalia or behavioral terms to accommodate animal biology, e.g. a handkerchief becomes a pawkerchief, and holding one's head in one's hands becomes the far shorter facepaw.
Certain furspeech words can be found in other natural languages as well:
- "Pfoto" (from Pfote [paw] + Foto [photo])
- "Tatztatur" (from Tatze [paw] + Tastatur [keyboard])
- фурятник / Furyatnik (from фурри [furry] + курятник / kuryatnik [henhouse])
- замяучательно / Zamyaučatel'no (from замечательно/zamečatel'no [excellent] + мяу / myau [meow])
- спасимба / spasimba (from спасибо / spasibo [thank you] + Симба [Simba])
- Packy (from pa (bye) + packa (paw))
- Łapcia' (from łapa (paw) + babcia (grandma))
- Zadek' (from zad (rump) + dziadek (grandpa))
And even in some other constructed languages:
- Felsono (from felo [furry, in meaning the idea] + persono [person])