Txting Section 4 Oral Introduction Script
We have been learning about texting language. Young people use special type of language when they send messages. Texting language has several features. What are they? One of them is ... like these, USA, p.m., What do you call these? Yes, acronyms. You use initials for words. Another feature is .... for example, @ \ $ what do you call these? what do you call using symbols for words? Yes, logograms. Another one? like these, math exam ... what are they called? They are called shortened words or abbreviations. Say abbreviations. Another one can be found in these words, thanx, fone, they are not normal spellings. but I do not say they are strange spellings. they are not strange because thanks and thanx have the same sounds. phone and fone have the same sounds. Only one of them is easier or simpler to spell. Which one is easier? Yes, thax is easier. fone is easier, so let’s call them simpler spellings. So, acronyms, logograms, abbreviations, and simpler spellings are four features of texting language.
Now look at this. （図を描く） ...
Today it seems acronyms are used a lot. So you can say
Acronyms seem to be used today.
Logograms seem to be used today.
Abbreviations seem to be used today.
Simpler spellings seem to be used today.
But actually, it’s not only today. They were used last year, five years ago, ten years ago, or maybe thirty years ago. So it seems they have been used for many years.（図を描く）
So you can say
Acronyms seem to have been used for many years.
Logograms seem to have been used for many years.
Abbreviations seem to have been used for many years.
Simpler spellings seem to have been used for many years
So, each feature is not new at all. They are very old. Then what IS new about texting language. What is truly new about texting is that they combine these features. They combine acronyms and logograms, or they combine logograms and simpler spellings. So what is new is the combination of features like this: i12cu ASAP
This is a combination of a simpler spelling, i, c, u, and logograms 1 and 2 and an acronym ASAP. A combination of three features.
But there is one thing that is important. You should be careful about who you are writing to. It may be okay to use this type of texting language when you are texting to your friends. But how about when you are texting to your teacher? to your uncle? I say it’s a bad idea. They may not understand you or they may feel you are rude (shitsureida)。 So you must learn when you can use texting language and when you should not use texting language. People who are reading your message are called your audience. You must be aware of your audience and you must change how you write your messages for different people.
seem to have been pp が「重要構文」です。 seem to be との違いを図解することで理解さえようとしました。 音声面では
SEEM to be USED
SEEM to have been USED
SEEM to a been USED