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Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)  Identity Verified
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Non-selectable language use is rarely desired Aug 16, 2010

Both English and my native language are affected by Internet in the same manner. Now most people can use computer keyboard like driving a car but licensing is another matter. Too quick language corrupts written language, and also speaking language via PC multimedia. The world is quick to communicate and liberate thought. But can we guarantee the better quality. Now Internet users suffer mouse-clicking disease and plenty of acronyms. As means of communication, I understand that Internet language will not last long, like many popular slangs. I refer a slow but sure way of Internet language. Tools such as Google are quite effective in this manner as well.

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Soonthon Lupkitaro


esperantisto  Identity Verified
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Double error (spelling and sense) Aug 17, 2010

One example of this is evident in Ukraine, where a written variation of the national tongue has sprung up on internet blogs and message boards called “padronkavskiy zhargon” – in which words are spelled out phonetically.

First, it’s “padonkavskiy”, no “r” inside (derived from “padonak” ≈ “lowlife”). Second, this is for Russian (in which spelling often does not match pronunciation), not for Ukrainian. The Ukrainian orthography is almost fully phonetic.

The article also says:

The Mac and Linux communities even have their own word for people who prefer Microsoft Windows - віндузятники (vinduzyatnyky literally means "Windowers" but the "nyky" ending makes it derogatory).

The mentioned word is just borrowed from Russian, nothing genuinely Ukrainian.


Dmitri Chik
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fully agree, esperantisto Aug 19, 2010

I spotted those errors myself, too, and wanted to comment them, but then noticed that you were quicker at doing that. I thought BBC News was a reliable source of information, but now it seems applicable unless they cover something you know too well...


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