SMS = Short Message Service

Textese or the SMS language (txt-speak, txtese, chatspeak, txt, txtspk, txtk, txto, texting language, txt lingo, SMSish, txtslang, or txt talk) is a term for the abbreviations and slang used mostly with mobile phone text messaging, but also with other Internet-based communication such as email and instant messaging.

SMS can be literally translated as “Serbisyo ng Maiikling Mensahe” but absolutely no one would think to use that phrase, particularly since Es-Em-Es is just three syllables.

Initialisations (acronyms and abbreviations composed of initials)

KSP = Kulang sa Pansin
an attention seeker

Take Care Cuz I Care

out of place

LH = Laking Hadlang
“big obstruction” = cockblocker

Reductions and shortenings, and omission of parts of speech

cnsbi = sinasabi
is saying

kgv = kagabi
last night

kona = ko na
I already

sau = sa iyo
to you

kc = kasi
because, cos, cuz

nlng = na lang

ngaun = ngayon

pg = pag

der = there

ga2win = gagawin

aq = ako

dto = dito

senyo = sa inyo

satin = sa atin

moko = mo ako

knb = ka na ba

muna = mona

The word muna has its own meaning. But occasionally in SMS messages, it is short for mo na.

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