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Re: Utterance generator online (beta version)

From:H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>
Date:Tuesday, September 3, 2002, 19:47
On Tue, Sep 03, 2002 at 02:26:55PM -0400, Amanda Babcock wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 03, 2002 at 12:35:37PM -0400, H. S. Teoh wrote:
> > Plus, affixes generally don't shift vowels in case > > inflections, although sometimes they do. So it's just very complicated to > > deal with. > > That *would* be tricky, if your automated vowel-inflector needed to > remember which vowels came from an affix and which didn't...
Besides, it doesn't help when I *still* haven't settled on how to inflect compound words :-P (The main problem being that I don't want to mangle compound words beyond recognition... but maybe I'm just doing it all wrong. I'm no good a phonologies. :-/ If only languages were made solely from grammar. :-P) [snip]
> That was actually half of the reason I wrote it, so that I can take the > subroutines and drive them with an "explore all branches of this tree" > algorithm in addition to the web-driven interface. (The other half of > the reason is so that I can eventually have an utterance generator for > my experimental language Disharmony > (; no updates since I > posted about it in April) that will actually generate the MP3 files.)
No kidding. A conlang speech-synthesizer! That'd be quite a feat. :-P
> > Try GSView instead, I use it, and it seems better on Windows. Or if you're > > on Linux, try GV, which is much better than ghostview. > > On a Solaris box at work w/o root, actually :) But I'll keep that in > mind for when I'm home on the FreeBSD box, though I don't usually bother > starting X on that.
[snip] Try poking around for GV on the Solaris box. Or, find a way to compile and install it in your home dir or something. :-P I used to compile & install programs I'm used to on my Solaris accout where I don't have root. Sometimes on accounts tight on quota, I'd compile the thing in /tmp and then strip and install the binaries and delete the source. :-P (But of course, this depends very much on how much installation space is required.) T -- Chance favours the prepared mind. -- Louis Pasteur


Amanda Babcock <langs@...>