Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. Newbie
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Russian
      • Home Country:
      • Russian Federation
      • Current Location:
      • Russian Federation

    • Join Date: Aug 2012
    • Posts: 4
    #1

    Can native speakers write like this?

    Dear native speakers,
    Here is a chat thread of two young people who claim themselves native British English speakers. IMHO the language is quite weird:)
    Can you please tell me your opinion, is it OK for native speakers? Or some foreigners are trying to sound cool?
    Thank you :)

    thank u mate & me too...X
    hope that wz her now all gd!!! x
    yeeeeah ;DDDD
    but i can't to call madison -life is so amazing, right?ahahaha :D x
    thank u mate ! & with friends all good...aye ;D
    gd :D
    i glad for yaaaaaa x
    how are u bro ?x
    i have soooooooooooooo good mood !
    huuuhhey hey Smith x
    hey hey miles!x
    thank u mate :)x
    well....bye bro...Xxxxxx
    all will be gd!! x
    she doesn't call me & i don't meet her cuz i'm busy
    why ya think so? o.
    Oyeah but it's so >< and i think that i'm single lolyes, i saw that Lottie talk wz ur fake! so stupid -_- x
    lottie believe to my fake
    i quarreled with u today and i made hurt madisonoh
    ng!! -_-
    all bad now? x
    what ? you very good know me ? did u know how many problems i have today ?
    Larry Larry..forgive me mate i was very mad at you ><bye bye Smith ;) x
    bye mate :)x
    see u later
    We climb to a higher level in our career X
    it's will be one the best day of the best days in my life x
    YES ! me too aye *_*

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 24,502
    #2

    Re: Can native speakers write like this?

    Welcome to the forum, Marina.

    'Can native speakers write like this?' Yes, they can (because there's nobody to stop them), and often do (through laziness or wanting to reduce the number of keystrokes), when emailing or messaging friends who don't care about standard English.

    Doesn't the same thing happen in Russian?

    Rover

  2. Newbie
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Russian
      • Home Country:
      • Russian Federation
      • Current Location:
      • Russian Federation

    • Join Date: Aug 2012
    • Posts: 4
    #3

    Re: Can native speakers write like this?

    Dear Rover,
    Thank you for your prompt reply :)
    As for
    Doesn't the same thing happen in Russian?
    Unfortunately, it does!

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Laos

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 57,910
    #4

    Re: Can native speakers write like this?

    It is odd- some of the mistakes look non-native and are not just typing, but the names don't. At first, I thought it was non-native speakers living in the UK, but the names are English.

  3. Newbie
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Russian
      • Home Country:
      • Russian Federation
      • Current Location:
      • Russian Federation

    • Join Date: Aug 2012
    • Posts: 4
    #5

    Re: Can native speakers write like this?

    Dear Tdol, thank you for your opinion:)

    One more question
    Is it possible after "Thanks" to say "Not for that"?
    Sounds like a translating machine to me...

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Laos

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 57,910
    #6

    Re: Can native speakers write like this?

    Have you got a bit more context? It could be possible.

  4. Newbie
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Russian
      • Home Country:
      • Russian Federation
      • Current Location:
      • Russian Federation

    • Join Date: Aug 2012
    • Posts: 4
    #7

    Re: Can native speakers write like this?

    "Thank you" was just for liking a photo on Facebook page :) It seems to me "Not at all" or "Never mind" would be more appropriate.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Laos

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 57,910
    #8

    Re: Can native speakers write like this?

    They would, but not for that would be a rejection of the thanks.

Similar Threads

  1. non-native speakers & Native speakers
    By Karima-19 in forum Pronunciation and Phonetics
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 01-May-2011, 22:03
  2. Hi,native speakers
    By mahmoud m in forum Editing & Writing Topics
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 30-Jul-2010, 19:25
  3. Do non-native speakers outnumber native ones
    By stefan_kar in forum General Language Discussions
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 24-May-2009, 15:26
  4. How non-native speakers reach native level of English?
    By thedaffodils in forum General Language Discussions
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 09-Mar-2009, 10:30
  5. Can you native speakers write down ...?
    By hanky in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 23-Oct-2008, 21:49

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •