Chatting languages....:)

@ryanong (9695)
Vietnam
July 30, 2012 9:17pm CST
When i do chat with my friend through YM or skype, i often write some words in short such as why = y, because = becoz, never mind = nvm, by the way = btw, i am = am, yes = ya, you = u, don't = dun, etc... And my friend blames about it, he asked me why do i write like that? how is my writing when i write a letter to him? I told him it is chatting language, a chatting style...He told me next time don't write like that, i should write full words and grammar structure. Doing like that will be a good habit in writing. Grrr, i am lazy to write long words when chatting...
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18 responses
@taomoney (649)
• Hong Kong
1 Aug 12
If chatting with smart phone, I do agree to use chatting language. It save time. If chatting with computer have normal keyword, write in full words and grammar structure is a good idea. Nowadays, teachers blame the younger generation use too much chatting Langange and lowered the ability.
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@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
1 Aug 12
hihihi, because we do chat everyday...so that to save time for chatting, we write in a short style... However, i will try to write formal language when using a computer for chatting, and like you, if chatting on phone, i may use a short style sometime...
• Indonesia
31 Jul 12
Hahaha...i can relate myself with this, sometimes when im texting i will use shorten the words its because im using old type of cellphone and my thumb get hurt a lot if i type too much, so i shorten my words but your friend is right, dont make it as habbit it can affect your writing style. Here in my country many teenagers are using funky style when they are chatting or texting like replace a with 4, and then create their own shorten words, replacing a with uu, replacing ya with ea, etc. Its really annoying and it is also one o the reasons why they got low score in language exams because they forgot the correct grammar and structure.
@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
1 Aug 12
hihihi, you are right...then from now on i will try to write in full words and grammar...last night, i still made that mistake even though i remember..to write in full form...and then my friend reminded me...
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
24 Sep 12
both of you here is still shy each other.. Let make hot this respond from fashion what do you think ryanong?? where are you ryanong??
@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
25 Sep 12
huh? i am here with mylot already. While i couldn't connect to mylot, you are curious about me?
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@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
1 Aug 12
Ryan, i think it is no harm if we are to use short-cut words when chatting. Because i discovered that sometimes we want to write faster, just like what we intend to say by words. Only by short-cut words, then only we can write faster. Of course, when we are writing formal letter or document, we should never use short-cut words. We should always write in full sentences and correct grammars. As long we can remember when to use the correct structure of writing styles, then we won't be facing any problem with it.
@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
1 Aug 12
I agree with you. When chatting, typing takes time and sometime we need to do it faster by writing in a short style....even i type in a short style but sometime my friend blames me that it takes a year to receive my message...all because i use a small phone then i type slowly...
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
4 Aug 12
Yes, typing using small phone is quite slow. Sometimes, i do get blame when i send my message late to them. Usually is not the typing problem, but for me is my time problem.
@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
4 Aug 12
hihihi, most my friends don't blame about chatting language because they use it too..except this friend. I think he is older than me too many years (16 years) that's why...he doesn't use chatting language...
@pals101 (2011)
• Philippines
1 Aug 12
Your friend has a good point about writing the correct spelling of the words, but sometimes in chatting, you can try this short words especially if you are enjoying or just simply replying a discussion. I think its okay to use this short words as long as when you do formal writing, you will not forget the correct spelling for these words. You just have to explain it properly that this is just for enjoyment and would not be applicable for formal writing. :)
@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
1 Aug 12
hihihi, my friend is quite stubborn...then i just try limit writing in short style only...i still use it when chatting with the others. For sure i always write in a formal style in documents, emails, etc...i know many people (especially the old people) don't know much about chatting style...
@pals101 (2011)
• Philippines
2 Aug 12
I bet they do, well just have to inform them that its the new trend of the new generation and they should learn to adapt on the changes. :)
@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
2 Aug 12
hihi, you are right, he is older than i 16 years, that's why..they don't like to see chatting language, hhihihi right now, some short words my friend remember it but he did ask me many times before memorizing it... you are right, they should learn to adapt on the changes
@varier (5699)
• Indonesia
24 Sep 12
It might be a good excuse if you are using mobile phone. But if you are using computer or laptop, I think you shouldn't be that lazy. Come on, typing one or two letters more couldn't be that hard..
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
24 Sep 12
i don`t think the gadget makes someone lazy..it`s no influence i think welcome back here varier
@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
25 Sep 12
Yeah, i use a phone or chatting. When typing on a computer, i always try to write full words and grammar.
@varier (5699)
• Indonesia
25 Sep 12
@adhyz: But when you are texting a SMS, usually you shorten several words a bit, right? It's not really about laziness, it's more about practicability And.. thank you. I am back. @ryanong Then, that's good . Also when you are using short word while chatting, try to make it understandable enough.. :)
@litvillegas (1275)
• Philippines
1 Aug 12
Hello ryanong It's nice to have a friend who correct you anytime you've made a mistake.:) In the other hand chatting through YM or skype is a great help improving your sentence constructions and grammar. It's one way to put your knowledge into practice. So if ever you are going to write formal letters it would be easy for you because you're used to it..:) Have a great day
@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
1 Aug 12
Thank you. You are right, he is nice when want to correct my mistake. from now on i will try to write formal letters even though in chatting...
• Philippines
1 Aug 12
That's good thing...Keep it up..you can use informal letter sometimes if you want to..lol.. but it's useful not to abbreviate many words..:)
@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
1 Aug 12
hihihi, i think so..because i did use short style for long time already..then it takes a time to change it...
@mikyung (2234)
• Philippines
31 Jul 12
I'm like that too, using those abbreviated words just to convey what I mean in a flash. But that is just for informal communication only. I used the formal English when doing business, communicating with big bosses etc. But I admit, there are still some of those short cuts words that I can understand, sometimes I ask my wife about those. Thanks
@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
1 Aug 12
yes, i use it in chatting only that's why i told my friend it is chatting style. In formal writing, for sure i have to write in full words and grammar also....
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
1 Aug 12
Yeah, i do agreed that as long we remember to only use those short-cut words in chatting, then i think it is no harm. Just we need to remember in formal, we should always write with correct grammar and words.
@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
1 Aug 12
hihi, it is what i do. I always try to write with correct grammar and words in any document, especially writing emails to my advisor, if not..he will blame me...
@surekharathi (14134)
• India
24 Sep 12
Yes I observed in chatting everyone use short words like you explain and the both side chatter is understand this words. No one wants to blame on these words.
@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
25 Sep 12
yeah, i do use chatting language with young friends only. With that guy, right now i always try to write in full words and grammar. I guess some of us use chatting language sometime, right?
• Philippines
24 Sep 12
I used to short-cut my words when I write and chat, especially. But since I have started working in my current company (where we chat and email customers), I have then become used to writing the whole and correct spelling of the word and I am more conscious with my grammar. I must say, it has helped me a lot. I have noticed that my grammar has improved a lot.
@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
25 Sep 12
Yeah, i understand, we should not use chatting language. I am trying to limit to use chatting language right now.
• India
22 Aug 12
Hi friend, in this modern days most of the people are using the chat languages, i heard that some students are using this kind of chat language in their exam papers and teacher reduced the mark for this activities. We are living a fast life and looking ways to save time and use this kind of terms for that, if your friend is not interested in this kind of terms, then avoid it while chatting with him
@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
24 Aug 12
Oh, i use chatting language when chatting with friends only, in formal documents, i have to write it in full form. Yes, you are right, i am trying to avoid using chatting language when chatting with my friend...hihihi
• Philippines
22 Aug 12
I think it is also irritating to write in full spelling. When I chat with my closest friends, we chat using the short cut form. But when I am talking to other people, I use the correct spelling because it looks nicer. happy mylotting!
@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
24 Aug 12
Yes, i agree with you too. when both of you use a short style then it is ok for chatting but we should use correct spelling when talking with the others... I do the same.
@Daisy_22 (1230)
• Philippines
20 Aug 12
In my case I tried to spell the words with it's correct spelling because it just give you confusion on the real spelling of the word in the future and it will be embarrassing in your part.
@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
24 Aug 12
I know...better we try to have a good habit in writing: write a full words and correct grammar...but with chatting, sometime i still prefer a short style, it is chatting language...
• India
20 Aug 12
It's fun to use short words in chatting and text messages. My mind is in the habit of giving signals to my hand for typing in short during chatting and writing proper spellings otherwise. During college days there were only few words which I would write in short while making notes in rough note-book. I wish this language would have been common those days so it would have been easier to write notes.
@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
24 Aug 12
hihihi, it saves time for writing when chatting right?, especially chatting on small phone. When listening a lecture, i write a short style in my note also..because there are many long words.... I think all student may use short style when writing in informal documents
@R109948 (71)
• Philippines
16 Aug 12
it is like sending a text message to someone but through chatting...kids nowadays are quite confuse about correct spelling..
@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
20 Aug 12
hihihi, i think so... but i use it in chatting only, when i write in formal document, i never use it.
@squallming (1777)
• Malaysia
1 Aug 12
As a matter of fact, these chat languages could affect your language competency especially on the writing part and your grammar. Those characteristics of chat languages you mentioned are not all. If one get too used with this chat language, he may forgot about the basic rules of grammar and the sequences of words and sentences that makes a correct and good sentences. Honestly speaking, most of the people I know uses chat language everyday. While I never do so.
@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
1 Aug 12
hihihi, for sure i don't forget words or grammar, just save time when chatting only. I still write a full sentence but with some words in short style. However, my friend is right, better i should always write in a formal style...even in chatting.
• Vietnam
1 Aug 12
Chatting with the words in short is completely not wrong! But someone hates that ( like you friend, me,..) because it seem you don't respect us. With the peoples like that, if you want to talk in flash, you should use the voice chat (on the Skype). If you don't want to use voice chat, then you have to fix your writing. That's so easy to fix it at all. Hope you have a good writing skill!
@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
1 Aug 12
umh...i just want to save my thumb get out of hurt because of chatting too long only, that's why i use chatting language...but my friend..he always use formal language..that's why it conflicts a bit. If using a computer, sometime i write in a short style only...however, i will try to write formal language when chatting on phone also.
@chicgale (2982)
• Philippines
31 Jul 12
Yeah, it is not a good habit. I used to to that but my sister got angry at me when I wrote her a letter once and she told me to stop doing that. hahahhaha After that, I stopped.
@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
31 Jul 12
Oh, really? hihihi, if write a letter i may write in a formal way with full of words and grammar also... By the way, i will try to stop writing like that..but it takes time, i think, because i did chat like that for long time already.
@arizen (152)
• Philippines
31 Jul 12
In a way, it is a good thing that your friends are concern in the way you use and express the language. They maybe are just concerned with the fact that there is an excellent chance that you will carry that new-found habit when writing formal letters.
@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
31 Jul 12
Yes, i understand my friend wanting. He just wants a good thing for me in writing. Well, i will try to write in formal letters...