November 11, 2009 10:09:28
Posted By P & L Blog
Is the widespread popularity of typing on computers and writing and reading cell phone novels (keitai shosetsu) making Japanese easier to learn? Do you agree with Haruki Murakami's comments in the latest issue of the New York Times Book Review?
“My personal view on the Japanese language (or any language) is, If it wants to change, let it change. Any language is alive just like a human being, just like you or me. And if it’s alive, it will change. Nobody can stop it.” There is no such thing as simplification of language, he added. “It just changes for better or worse (and nobody can tell if it is better or worse).”
Has technology changed your language?
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