Languages in the Corpus
The following languages and varieties were annotated in the SMS. Please check our methodology for annotating languages to fully understand these figures.
|Variety/language||Abbreviation||Number of SMS|
Please keep in mind that one SMS can have more than one main language, so if you add those figures together, you will get more than 100%. As you can see, some languages were summarized. If we say that an SMS was written in North Germanic, it can be Danish, Norwegian or Swedish. Because the individual SMS are so short, they often contain words that are pronounced in a similar way in more than one of those languages and because of the unorthodox spelling in the SMS we cannot rely on spelling either when defining languages. We thus decided to pull these languages together. The same goes for Slavic languages.