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From:JS Bangs <jaspax@...>
Date:Wednesday, August 7, 2002, 17:01
Marcus Smith sikyal:

> 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: >
Wow, this is really fascinating. The consonant sets that I've gotten have all been pretty naturalistic, and with the little quirks in them that make real languages so interesting. This is quite interesting. I could see using this as the starting point for a future conlang. What language is this written in? I'd be interested to look at your algorithm to see how you're generating all of this. Jesse S. Bangs "If you look at a thing nine hundred and ninety-nine times, you are perfectly safe; if you look at it the thousandth time, you are in frightful danger of seeing it for the first time." --G.K. Chesterton