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From:Marcus Smith <smithma@...>
Date:Wednesday, August 7, 2002, 3:48
Hello everybody,

I don't know if it is of the least bit of use to anybody, but I have
written a webpage that randomly generates phoneme systems. The consonants
broadly follow the statistics of UPSID 1984 (UCLA Phonenuc Segment
Inventory Database). Not exactly right, but not too far off.

The vowel systems it generates are rather simplistic (no nasalization,
glottalization, etc). It can't generate enough vowels to be natural, and
my dispersion algorithm isn't very sophisticated, but sometimes it gets
interesting results.

Word of caution though: it can be very slow loading, especially if you
have a slow machine, because it does a lot of number crunching.

The URL:



Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
JS Bangs <jaspax@...>