Re: orthographies

From: Simon Montagu (
Date: Sat Feb 19 2005 - 15:25:04 CST

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    > Then again maybe such mixing is not actually occurring. Here's my
    > question for you speakers of Russian, Korean, Hebrew, etc. etc.: when
    > the kids in your area communicate via text messaging, do they mix
    > scripts and languages? (I'm almost certain this happens in Japanese.)
    > I'm assuming that each language community is inventing its own shorthand
    > orthography for such messaging, along the lines of 'cul8r'.

    Kids in Israel certainly do this in text messages. So do marketers:
    names of companies in Hebrew on billboards etc. often mix Latin letters
    in Hebrew words, or add Hebrew vowels to Latin acronyms.

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