Today Russia celebrates day of the Internet. The world wide web and all that it spawned, are often accused of “spoiling the Russian language”, saying that it would not be the Internet, and would write more literate. Ksenia Turkova talks about why the Internet is a friend of the Russian language.
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A new dimension
First- let’s start with the obvious — the Internet has given the language a new dimension. Horcrux, which increases the chances of immortality. We had language books, language television and radio, and now there is also the language of the Internet. This is a special world, a special dimension, which has its own cliches and memes, words and designs.
Not accidentally, the linguist Maxim krongauz has recently released a “dictionary of the language of the Internet.” In it, he collected words and expressions that appeared in the online language in the last 10 years. He is firmly convinced that the Internet isn’t murder, it enriches the Russian language. Where would we be without selfies, tweets and likes? No “Oh, everything”, “so” and “suddenly”? As for a few hours gave birth to would memes on the motives of the news of the day?
Horcruxes, as we know from the books about Harry Potter, this store the parts of the soul. The more you have, the harder it is to destroy their owner. So the Internet is not what “kills” the Russian language, is something that prolongs his life, makes him invulnerable.
Secondly, the Internet is an excellent platform for testing new words that fall into the Russian language. The Internet is trying these words on the taste, trying to adjust, to trim, adapt. And, importantly, helps us to learn the words much faster than it would have happened without the Internet.
So happened, for example, with the names of the social networks — Twitter and Facebook. We wrote to Facebook and Facebook, big and small, pronounced with the accent on the first syllable and the last, bowed and did not bow. Until finally (and quickly!) not “break” this word is final.
The Internet accelerates this process and makes it visible, as in the lab: we are every day, their eyes watching as mastered in our language or that the borrowed word.
The discussions platform
Thirdly, the Internet is a great interactive dictionary. The book you take off the shelf and go talk to her. The Internet can argue about spelling and pronunciation; to create a batch of cheese and cottage cheese, discourse and discourse, cooking and cooking; to make lists of favorite and hated words and have people vote; attack of linguists with questions.
How can you teach the Russian language. And if suddenly it will not, what then … to blame? The essence of the mysterious Russian love of the native language and that is to curse the new trends and illiterate linguists who go on about them.
The mirror and the developer
Fourth, the Internet generally and social networks in particular is a mirror. They reflect the way I write and communicate with people. And they give us the opportunity to look at it. There is a popular statement: “That’s when no Internet was not, people were literate, but now horror!”
But linguistic expeditions on the time machine at the Institute of Russian language is not yet invented, and therefore it is difficult to say what we could see, the Internet was in the time of Pushkin, for example. Because now anyone can write and anyone can make their literacy or illiteracy of the public.
Public people whose opinion is considered authoritative in this area, were both on hand before the vast Internet audience. They can’t be sealed, don’t accidentally put a comma, at last, really to forget how to spell a particular word, the public will not forgive.
I can only imagine what would Pushkin in the age of Twitter and Facebook: I suddenly found that it sometimes forgets to close a participle?
Finally, the Internet can be absolutely free to get a lot of tips on how to write correctly, and even when you do not require. It is very simple.
Carefully scroll through the feed, find the post (preferably political) under which we have turned that begins at CP and ends at the Ah, and begin to actively participate in the discussion. Safely argue, don’t be lazy and bring as many of the arguments and justifications of their position. But try not to think about spelling and punctuation — write in haste, in the heat! Very soon — no doubt! — you write: “First learn to put commas, and then argue!” And be sure to indicate where you forgot to put a comma and where to put the extra. Refreshing the rules of punctuation in one branch, drop the dispute and move on to another. Very soon you will remember the whole textbook Rosenthal, and learn even those rules about which I never heard of. And thanks to what?
To paraphrase a famous meme about the Moscow mayor, I want to say how prettier Russian language in the Internet!