Re: OT: Perl is good for Conlang :)
|From:||Clint Jackson Baker <litrex1@...>|
|Date:||Friday, January 4, 2002, 20:49|
--I've heard of Schroedinger's Cat in philosophical
reference but don't know what that's all about.
Please fill me in.
Dana (which I realize, even though it is derived from
Cherokee, sounds a bit like German "danke", so to me
it has an even more pleasing sound as a farewell)
--- John-Emmanuel <jokerhand@...> wrote:
> I would just like an opportunity to say that Perl is
> a fantastic
> (programming) language for conlangers. There are
> heaps of modules around
> for dealing with both real and conlangs (Mark
> Rosenfelder's Verdurian, for
> example), and writing your own programs is a cinch.
> For instance, I wrote my own program to generate
> words for my upcoming
> conlang, and it could generate the words in the CV
> patterns that I wanted,
> apply basic transformations to make sure the words
> were pronouncable, and
> even romanise the spelling to make it aesthetically
> pleasing to the eye:
> randomword -> transformed -> romanised
> 1. Rom -> Rom -> rhom
> 2. Djet -> Djet -> dhiet
> 3. çLuLT -> LuLT -> lhuhlth
> 4. blóM -> blóM -> blóhm
> 5. flóR -> fLóR -> flóhr
> 6. bRaN -> pRaN -> prahn
> If anyone would like, I can post the short program
> that did all this, and/or
> the details of my new conlangs phonology and/or
> Thus ends my babble of the day :)
> Schrödinger's Cat - Wanted Dead and Alive
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