“Changes in language often reflect the changing values of a culture.” ─ Ravi Zacharias

Discerning Through Language

Languages are now going through a metamorphosis as new colloquialisms are now spreading like fire online, and new methods of communicating, such as texting, have been introduced to society.

“The internet is an amazing medium for languages. Language itself changes slowly but the internet has speeded up the process of those changes so you notice them more quickly,” according to David Crystal, honorary professor of linguistics at the University of Bangor.

In another area where language is morphing, text messaging is starting to change language – at least 10 percent of the words in an average text are not written in the full word of the language.

Texting – Text speak, a mixture of often vowel-free abbreviations and acronyms used while texting.