Generally, Americans refer to Moonspeak as any non-English language rather than using Greek, because 87% of them lost all common sense when they gained independence from Europe; however, in common Internet parlance, the label specifically refers to any language that does not use the Latin alphabet.
Moonspeak generally implies special fonts to read, either Unicode encoding or character set specific encoding to transmit, and either non-QWERTY keyboards or input systems to type. As a result of these requirements, Moonspeak is a very fragile way of transmitting thoughts; lacking either the right set of fonts or the right encoding renders Moonspeak as a blob of squares.
Read the following example from right to left.
זיינתי את אמא שלך
Some Moonspeak Scripts
- Arabic (also used to write Pashto, Persian, Urdu, occasionally Malay, and others)
- Cyrillic (can be used for writing Belarusian, Bulgarian, Ossetic, Russian, Serbian, Tajik, Ukrainian and others)
- Han characters (Hànzì, Kanzi, Hanja)
- Hebrew (also used to write Yiddish)
- Hiragana & Katakana
- Altleast 15 Indic Scripts (used to write1,652 Indian languages)
- Myanmar (Burmese)
A very well worded your mom joke
|Moonspeak is part of a series on Language & Communication|