Lee, Jin-seong. 2003. Some Characteristic Aspects of Net Language in Korean and in English. The Sociolinguistic Journal of Korea, 11(2). With the global introduction of internet, a net language has emerged as a characteristic tool for internet communication, where each language has its unique ways of adapting itself for effective communication through a computer. This paper is aiming at comparing a net language of Korean with that of English with a special focus on economical aspects: how and what kinds of methods are employed in reducing the process of letter typing. In Korean, shortened forms of words and omission of suffixes were found to be the most favorably used for a faster communication. In English, on the other hand, acronyms were employed the most frequently among others. Both languages borrow numbers and alphabets for the purpose of sound representation, thus effectively reduce considerable number of syllables, where English adopts such method more commonly than Korean. A notable difference between the net languages of English and that of Korean is in their degree of affecting spoken sounds. The various reduced written forms of English net language are not seriously reflected in spoken language when pronounced, while the opposit is the case with Korean. In Korean, reduced forms of net language are directly reflected in pronunciation, thus accompanying considerable change in sounds of spoken language.