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Analyzing Phonology

From:Arthaey Angosii <arthaey@...>
Date:Monday, January 20, 2003, 20:59
When I started Asha'ille, I didn't know anything about linguistics and so I
didn't think about phonological constraints at all.  I don't want to start
from scratch because one, it would be too much work, and two, it'd be
depressing to scrap a language a like so much!

So, to start towards a more natlang-like conlang by having some sort of
defined phonology, I'd like to analyze my existing words and see what
patterns emerge.  I really really really don't want to do this by hand.  I
don't know if Shoebox is capable of this task, although it can filter words
based on criteria such as "nasal at end of word" (with "nasal" characters
defined by me").  But that won't help me out for patterns I haven't already
thought to search for, and is tedious besides.

What I really want is some program that will go through and tell me what
patterns it finds.  Does such a thing exist?  If not, then I'd appreciate
any advice on how I should design a program myself to do the job.  Thanks!



Dirk Elzinga <dirk_elzinga@...>