What differences are there between spoken and written language?
There is often a vast difference in the grammatical and cultural rules for speaking and writing in any given language. In English for instance, we tend to speak far more casually than we write. Certain slang and contractions might be acceptable when a person is speaking and yet unacceptable when written on paper. There is also a difference in how words sound when they are said and how they are written. One example can be found in homophones. These are words that we pronounce exactly the same but are spelled differently such as pin and pen. An example of a grammatical difference might be the use of pauses and commas. When we speak, we don't always pause in the same place we would put a comma in our writing. Technically, we should pause at a comma when we are reading, but again this isn't always the case. With the popularity of texting and other technologies, written language has suffered grammatically in other ways. The spoken sentence "on my way" has become "omw" and the word "you" is often written "u". While such shortened phrases, misspelling, and acronyms are technically grammatically incorrect, they do highlight a key point in the difference between speaking and writing. One does not often say "lol" but rather something along the lines of "that was funny". In any language, there will be differences between the spoken language and the written language.
Language is the group of words or sentences formed in order to communicate to each other, our thoughts, ideas, feelings etc. Basically it is the way through people can communicate. The type of our language mainly depends on our culture.
Language is categorized into:-
- Spoken language
- Written language
"Spoken words are the symbols of mental experience, and written words are the symbol of spoken words."
Aristotle - On Interpretation
Spoken and written language differ in the following ways:-
- Major difference
Spoken language is spoken and heard.
Writing language is written and read.
Spoken language is interactive which is not planned and unorganized.
Written language is transactional which is planned and in organized form.
Spoken language nature is temporary that can be easily forgotten when not recorded.
Written language is already recorded, organized and permanent in nature.
Spoken language can not be corrected unless recorded.
Written language can be corrected if editing is possible.
In spoken language punctuation is not necessary.
In written language punctuation is given importance or else meaning can be changed automatically.
Spoken language needs on the spot reply when two people are talking or discussing.
In written language it is not necessary that the reply must be given swiftly or on the spot.
Through Spoken language emotions can be shown.
In written language emotions cannot be shown in writing.
Spoken Language: Here and Now
Written language: Premeditated (thought) talking
Speaking and writing has a vast difference..if u can write it doesnt means u can speak but if u can speak its sure for you to write.sometimes it happens that we can write something very fluently but same thing we cannot speak properly.. SO,we should speak before we write.......