Wednesday, June 18, 2008

New languages made by children

Do you know how many languages there are in the world? “ILU” do you know what this means? It means I LOVE YOU-can ”U“ believe that? Have you ever tried to create a new language? Believe it or not many young people have created a new language, and they use it in the text messages and in chatting online. These new languages are becoming more popular in these days. Many young people think this is the easiest and fastest way to connect with other people. The problems is that nobody can understand this kind of language because it does not have rules, and the grammar is not right. These languages include numbers, letters, commas and parentheses. These problems happen in many languages in the world not just in the English language. For example, in Saudi Arabia young children are using English letters when they chatting; its seem it is English words but unfortunately it is not. It’s English letters but Arabic meaning. Moreover, If we look at the background we will never see faster than this language. On the other hand, this language is not helpful for the young people because it will affect their grammatical skills, and it makes our native languages change.

First, most young people have problems with the spelling when they write, and that's because they mix their languages with the new key word or letters that nobody can understand; moreover, they make a big gap between the young people and old people because old people do not know what these new languages are, even though they are between student and the teacher, and they can affect these students in their work life. According to J, Lee (2002, paras. 37-38), “some teachers find the new writing style alarming. ‘First of all, it’s very careless, said Lois Moran, a middle school English teacher at St. Nicholas School in Jersey City. 'They should be careful to write properly and not to put these little codes in that they are in such a habit of writing to each other' said Ms. Moran, who has lectured her eighth-grade class on such mistakes.” That means students get an effect by these languages and that affects their skills and their education.

Second, the languages are changed. As we know these new languages have become trendy in recent years, and the only ones who use these languages are young people. On the other hand, if all of the citizens who are young people use these languages, what will old people be able to do? Should they have to learn it? So the problem is these languages are change from a languages to letters to numbers, and to slang, day by day our language is becoming unclear, and we do not know what will happen in the future. According to Weeks (2008, para.35), “Professor Ben Yagoda has been teaching English for 16 years. Students, he says, are getting brighter. But their abilities to write clearly have deteriorated appreciably in the past four of five years”. That means this new language was not here before, and people are carating new language by themselves that has no rules or law.

In conclusion, people should care about these new languages, because they will affect our life in the future, because we do not know if should use it or not. Is will it be a new language for today’s generation? We should teach our children a good language because this affects their grammar or their skills; we are losing the language, we are making the change, so we should be careful because we want to make sure that our children learning a good languages with good skills in the perfect way. We should avoid this problem that we may fall into.

Weeks, L.(2008 Jun 15). The fate of the sentence: is the writing on the wall?. Washington Post. Retrieved on June 17, 2008, from

Lee, J. (2002 September). NU shortcuts in school R 2 much 4 teachers. NY Times. Retrieved on June 17, 2008, from

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