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Old 01-10-2009, 11:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What is jajajajaja ?

People in my shop are talking gibberish.
It doesn't appear to be any language.
They say "jajajajajaja" every other line.

What does jajajajaja mean?
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Old 01-10-2009, 11:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It's prolly portuguese for "hahahahah"
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Brazilians and Spanish-speaking people often type jaja or jeje when laughing instead of haha.
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i thought it was the spanish language way to say hahahaha. but then again i am not conversant in the latest trends in gibberish.
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It's prolly portuguese for "hahahahah"
It is...

and Spanish too
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If they are speaking German, then ja means yes. otherwise, no clue
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ja ja ja is the same as ha ha ha in english, we don't have a translation for lol

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Yeah, in spanish and probably portugese "J" is pronounced with more of a "hey" sound. So Jajajaja would be about the same thing as hahahaha.

There's certainly a ton of Brazilians around SL, so that seems possible.
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They're quoting from the German version of When Harry Met Sally?

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ja ja ja is the same as ha ha ha in english, we don't have a translation for lol

For a while, back in CompuServe (I was very, very young *ahem*), Spanish speakers used RAC (Riendo a Carcajadas) for LOL . It didn't last much. Personally, I always thought it was kinda awkward
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Yes, I used to have a friend who would type "Jijijijiji", but I guess it's just like how in English we have "Hahaha" and "Hehehe", ect.

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In German, "Jaja" means "kiss my ass".

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Its Spanish.


Portuguese is "ehehehehe" ( and yes I'm certain of it)

Brasilians usually say "rsrsrsrsrs"


maybe we need a lol dictionary.
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It could be another way of saying...

"hihihihihihi"

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I have several Dutch friends in SL. They all use jajajajaja for hahahahaha.

The reason, they told me, was because it is easier for them to type ja instead of ha (I have heard this from multiple Dutch AVs).
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I have several Dutch friends in SL. They all use jajajajaja for hahahahaha.

The reason, they told me, was because it is easier for them to type ja instead of ha (I have heard this from multiple Dutch AVs).
In what way - did any of them elaborate?
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from my experiance playing Lineage II a lot of russians use jajaja for hahaha as well.
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Ths "J" is right next to the "H". How much harder can it be? Unless, I suppose there's some other variation of the keyboard that they're using.
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Ths "J" is right next to the "H". How much harder can it be? Unless, I suppose there's some other variation of the keyboard that they're using.
I think it's more phonetic and having to do with the language. I only know a little about Spanish, but the letter "J" is pronounced differently and is closer to the "H" sound (as in "José" pronounced "Hoe-Zay" or "Jesus" pronounced "Hay-zeus").
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Ths "J" is right next to the "H". How much harder can it be? Unless, I suppose there's some other variation of the keyboard that they're using.
They very likely aren't using a QWERTY keyboard, bear in mind. It isn't a globalized standard- just an English language one.

In France, they use AZERTY keyboards, for example, and I think they use the same in Brasilia, if I remember correctly. Having lived in France for a fairly extended period of time, I can tell you, first hand, that typing in English in an AZERTY keyboard is, initially, a bit of an experience- and then coming back to the States, and the QWERTY, somehow even moreso.

Okay, actually, I'm suddenly thinking it was Belgium, not Brasilia, that also used AZERTY (but a modified form), so I may be wrong there. But still, even QWERTY can be optimized to specific regions, or modified. And that's not even getting into DVORAK, etc.
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I have several Dutch friends in SL. They all use jajajajaja for hahahahaha.

The reason, they told me, was because it is easier for them to type ja instead of ha (I have heard this from multiple Dutch AVs).
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Ths "J" is right next to the "H". How much harder can it be? Unless, I suppose there's some other variation of the keyboard that they're using.
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I think it's more phonetic and having to do with the language. I only know a little about Spanish, but the letter "J" is pronounced differently and is closer to the "H" sound (as in "José" pronounced "Hoe-Zay" or "Jesus" pronounced "Hay-zeus").
That sounds logical.
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It could be another way of saying...

"hihihihihihi"

I hate that one especially.
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They very likely aren't using a QWERTY keyboard, bear in mind. It isn't a globalized standard- just an English language one.

In France, they use AZERTY keyboards, for example, and I think they use the same in Brasilia, if I remember correctly. Having lived in France for a fairly extended period of time, I can tell you, first hand, that typing in English in an AZERTY keyboard is, initially, a bit of an experience- and then coming back to the States, and the QWERTY, somehow even moreso.

Okay, actually, I'm suddenly thinking it was Belgium, not Brasilia, that also used AZERTY (but a modified form), so I may be wrong there. But still, even QWERTY can be optimized to specific regions, or modified. And that's not even getting into DVORAK, etc.
I thought that might be the case. I guess it makes sense that they would type it how it's pronounced as well.
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