A linguagem da internet entre jovens

A linguagem da internet entre jovens

EMOTIONS

Also called ‘smiles’

  • Also called ‘smiles’

The advantages of using Emotions or Smiles:

  • The user saves time;

  • Expresses how he or she feels in a funny way;

  • The receiver reacts to one’s intention at once.

Disavantages of using emotions:

  • The receiver of the emotion sometimes does not process the information as he or she should;

  • There is no effective practice of writing;

  • Writing means lack of time and patience.

The basic construction

  • EYES : ; │ =

  • Nose - * ^ ) or nothing

  • Mouth > ) o ( <

MEANING

  • FEELINGS

  • :-) smiling

  • :-o surprised

  • :’-( crying

  • ;-) winking

  • o:-) angelic

  • │-o yawning

ACRONYMS = Reduction, from the Greek akro which means extremity of something like acropolis which was the extremity of the polis

ACRONYMS (cont.)

  • Used like the smiles, however just to save time, not necessarely to express how one feels.

  • Examples:

  • ASP = as soon as possible.

  • BRB = I’ll be right back

  • M = Male F = Female

  • U = you

  • Etc = Et cetera

Check it out:

  • 1.[Angel has entered the room] hi all

  • 2.MarkyMark: hi there ASL?

  • 3.Angel: 17,F,San Francisco u?

  • 4.MarkyMark: 19,M,LA

  • 5.Angel: were practically neighbors!

  • 6.MarkyMark: @>-’-,-- for the pretty lady

  • 7.Angel: tks have a GF?

  • 8.MarkyMark: nope u?

  • 9.Angel: :’-( nah

  • 10.MarkyMark: ;-o really?

  • 11.Angel: yep BRB, doorbell is ringing

  • 12.Markymark: K

DISCUSSION

  • Would such devices be effective to learn a foreign language developing any skills of communication? How?

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