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Re: Alternative sound change program ETYMO.EXE

From:JS Bangs <jaspax@...>
Date:Friday, November 21, 2003, 20:42
Quoting Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>:

> A spot of Googling turned up > which looks to be another sound change maker. It's much more complicated, > but looks like it might be much more clever. There's no installer, but you > just download everything on the Downloads page into the same directory, and > you're set to go. Windows only. I've had one problem with Win2000, but that > might have been a fluke. There a tutorial, which gets quite technical quite > quickly, and may skip a few details the author felt were too "obvious", but > it's a start.
I have to take this moment to mention my perl module Lingua::Phonology again ( While development hasn't yet reached a state where it's of much use to a non- technical user, it'll eventually do everything that the previously mentioned program does and more. That being said, Etymo gets a thumbs-up from me as it contains a lot of features that none of the other extant sound-changers do. Sounds.exe and phono.exe are both hopelessly limited. It even does a few things that I hadn't thought of yet, which I might steal for Lingua::Phonology. -- JS Bangs "We're counting on our virtues Because it's too hard to count the dead." -Jason Webley