Besides the reasons of forming Vietnamese language chat, English language chat is created due to a tendency to absorb new things which continuously take place in the youth’s life. This makes parents embarrassed and worried when sometimes glancing at their children’s computer screen or cellphone messages. Thus, inventing cryptography is one of the the reasons of forming language chat.
II. The basic variants in English language chat 1. Letter change
Changing letters into other letters or numbers is mainly based on homonymy.
Nowadays, the use of slang and abbreviations is not limited just to e-mails, text messages or instant messages. It is showing up in kids' schoolwork, in their SAT essays and in college admission applications.
Blending is a combination of different words that produces new words. The advantages of the writing style are the collective meaning and the shortness of using words. Chatters make the most of blending and use it widely in the Internet.
Use emoticons to express emotion and thought. For example:
In Vietnamese: ###^^^ Mý ngày nay e hộx chẵng dc gì hít trơn á!... pài kiểm tra thỳ dưới trung bình hem hà!!! (;^_^;) nghỹ nại thý tức mình thiệt lun! :)… Kết wả nem hộx này e wóa iếu… Mẹc dầu e đã cố gắng hít sức cũn chẵng có lợi ích gì…:-( ))))88(((
In Enghlish: ###^^^ A boring day! Mayb I’ll fone 4 her. Wot are u doing now, baby? Look f’ward 2 c u soon. Omg, I need u now:( ))))88(((
Employ symbols on the keyboard effectively in order to send messages such as
(()):** embrace and kiss
! I have a comment.
? I have a question.
Chatters attempt to reduce letters as much as they can do. For instance:
In Vietnamese: những nhữg
In Enghlish: what wat, think tink
Have the same purposes:
Save time when communicating.
Avoid parental control.
Want to create a striking style.
Wish to show off their creativity.
Use code language to keep their activities private.