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Vowel Harmony Calculator

From:David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>
Date:Tuesday, January 8, 2008, 23:49
For those who have vowel harmony languages (and large corpuses
[or is that corpi?]), you might check out the vowel harmony


I'd like to test it out, but I don't really have a nice long Zhyler
corpus.  It kind of tells you how much of a vowel harmony
language your vowel harmony language is.  The 23,000 word
Turkish corpus actually came out at like 62%, if I'm reading that
right.  Then again, if you click on it, it's a list of words, and not
a text (so they're not inflected), so that might be skewed (or
would the inflected words skew it...?).

Anyway, if you want to try it out, just a quick note: it only accepts
ASCII characters (and only looks at the vowel ASCII letters a,
e, i, o and u).  It does differentiate capitalization, though, so for
Turkish, what they did was this:

a = a
e = e
i = i
o = o
u = u
U = y
O = 2
I = M

For a complex vowel harmony conlang, you'd have to do something
similar, which means if you have more than 10 vowels, I guess
this won't work, but if you do, it could be neat!

"A male love inevivi i'ala'i oku i ue pokulu'ume o heki a."
"No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn."

-Jim Morrison


Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
taliesin the storyteller <taliesin-conlang@...>
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