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What are textonyms?

They refer to the new language developed by cellphone-addicted teenagers...

Last Updated On: Monday, February 11, 2008

 

They refer to the new language developed by cellphone-addicted teenagers, based on predictive text on their handsets. They are also known as adaptonyms or cellodromes. Using predictive text, the first alternative to certain keywords are used in textonyms.

 

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