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Re: Phonologically redundant vocabulary

From:Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>
Date:Tuesday, April 18, 2006, 17:05
On 4/14/06, Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...> wrote:

> I generated a list of possible roots using John Cowan's > <>, then ran this list > through a self-written perl script to eliminate roots with > unwanted phoneme co-occurrences. John's script has provision > for excluding contiguous unwanted letter combinations like > _yi, iy, wu, uw, kwy, gwy_ or two vowels after one another, > and preventing certain clusters from (co)occurring, but I > also wanted to exclude the same consonant, as well as two > stops or fricatives at the same point of articulation or two > nasals, from occurring twice in the same word, so I used > regular expressions like /([$C]).*\1/ and /([pbf]).*([pbf])/ > to exclude unwanted roots. ........
Thanks for pointing me to I made a one-line change so it excludes regexes instead of literal strings. If you're interested, let me know and I'll email you the new version. (I reckon I should ask John Cowan before I put the revision of on my site.) is more flexible than the format I came up with for my and, but it would be a lot of work to rewrite to use this same format, so it's a low priority. -- Jim Henry