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Re: A method of generating "flavored" words

From:Yahya Abdal-Aziz <yahya@...>
Date:Saturday, August 5, 2006, 8:36
Hi Gary,

On Fri, 4 Aug 2006, Gary Shannon, wrote:
> > Here's an interesting procedure I stumbled upon while playing with word
generation. Take words from a lnaguage whose flavor you wish to capture. This can be your own conlang to generate "matching" words, or any natlang you would like to copy the flavor of. Or it could even be a combination of two or more different natlangs to get a blended flavor.
> > Collect a few dozen or more words. Divide those words into VCV groups
where the V's represent ALL the adjacent vowels in a word and the C represents ALL the adjacent consonants. For example, the English word "miniature" would become "-mi", "inia", "iatu", and "ure". "school" would become "-schoo" and "ool".
> > These groups will be assembled together with other groups from other words
with the rule being that the complete set of adjacent ending vowels must match the complete set of starting vowels for the attached group.
> > Thus "inia" (from "miniature") could be followed by "iate" (from
"alleviate"), but it could NOT be followed by "ave" (from "have") because "a" does not completely match "ia".
[snip examples] Neat! Got a script, say in Python? Regards, Yahya -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.394 / Virus Database: 268.10.7/409 - Release Date: 4/8/06


Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...>