Re: A Reference Document
|From:||Dirk Elzinga <dirk_elzinga@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, January 22, 2004, 18:07|
On my shelf here at work I have a Reverse English Dictionary which does
just this; it's fun to look through.
I also have a 20,000 item English word list which contains for each
entry its transcription, number of syllables, stress pattern, spelling,
part of speech, and frequency (according to Francis and Kucera). I
wrote a little perl script that I use to search it for patterns of
various types. Very handy.
On Thursday, January 22, 2004, at 12:18 AM, Gary Shannon wrote:
If the brain were so simple we could understand it, we would be so
simple we couldn't.
- Lyall Watson
> I don't know if anyone else will have any use for
> this, but I was trying to research words ending in
> English to discover what suffixes and endings are
> common and which ones are rare.
> Anyway, I grabbed about 8200 words out of a pile of
> documents I had that includes movie screenplays,
> Internet news stories, and a couple of novels. Then I
> sorted the words into ascending sequence by the FINAL
> You can see the list here:
> Here's a sample of what the file contains:
> Caution, this corpus probably contains a lot of slang
> and off-color words being that it includes words from
> several screen plays, not all of which were rated G.