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Re: Word Construction for a New Conlang

From:Eric Christopherson <raccoon@...>
Date:Friday, July 9, 1999, 19:06
On Thu, 08 Jul 1999, you wrote:
> writes: > Beware! Though Langmaker is cool and easy to use, its facilities for > making sound changes are very crude. For example, if you want to say, > "vowels become long before voiced consonants," for some crazy reason, > you'd have to write a separate rule for every possible combination of > vowel and long consonant. > > Well i was thinking about it. No more =). After i wrote that email, i was > playing around with the program and was thinking that there's no way i > could control the way the sound shifts go. It cant do for instance: > "change it so that all final d's become t's". It would change all d's to > t's. Also i have so many words right now that it would take me forever > and a day to hand pick the ones that need changes. > > Ah well, doing it by hand isnt hard anyway.
I believe the way to change only _final_ t's would be to put # (or whatever character you choose for word separator) after the t. However, I also advise using something such as Perl ;O) -- Eric Christopherson