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Re: Another word generator I've made

From:Sam Drost <fantomx11@...>
Date:Saturday, July 29, 2006, 7:54
I've snipped my original message for brevity.

> -----Original Message----- > From: Constructed Languages List > [] On Behalf Of Yahya Abdal-Aziz > Sent: Friday, July 28, 2006 11:56 PM > To: > Subject: Re: Another word generator I've made > > > Hi Sam, > > I've downloaded and played with it a bit. It's fun!
I'm glad you are enjoying it. That is, of course, the main goal of conlanging, at least for me.
> That explanation would probably be fine for those who > didn't need it! ;-)
Probably true, but then I'm not much of a teacher :/
> An earlier version that included a form <BASE><BASE> > in the rule <BASE> quickly produced some quite enormous > words!
Yes, you definitely want to be careful when making circular references. They would iterate forever since I didn't program any limits to it except you'll eventually get an error because of too many recursive calls.
> Now, please tell me, are there any other ways of combining > letters or letter classes than by simply stringing them > together? For example, is there a way of controlling the > probabilities of the occurence of a particular vowel out of > the set of all vowels? It did occur to me to fudge this by > listing some vowels repeatedly; however, a neater approach would be: > > 12 a > 20 e > 12 i > 7 o > 20 u > > to have the vowel a occur 12/71 of the time, e 20/71 of > the time, etc, wit hthe sum being calculated automatically > i.e. without needing to specify the relative occurrences as, > say, percentages.
I plan on implementing something similar to this, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. Anyway, if you know Java and are interested, I'm more than willing to send you a copy of the source code so you can make that adjustment yourself. Of course, along with the slight documentation, I also have no comments in the code, but it's not a whole lot of code only about 100 lines are relevent to the actual word generator. Sam -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.394 / Virus Database: 268.10.4/401 - Release Date: 7/26/2006