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Re: TECH: word and syllable generation, sound changes and text generation

From:Aaron Morse <artlangs@...>
Date:Saturday, April 16, 2005, 20:01

I myself am a programmer, and I look forward to see how this works out. I've 
done basic word generation, but never anything on this scale. I look forward 
to seeing what will happen when it is done. I hope you'll write out a more 
basic tutorial, as I don't think I understood all that was said on that 
syntax page.

Good luck, looks amazing :)

On 4/16/05, Tony Jebson <jebbo@...> wrote:
> > (My first post to this list!) > > A few weeks ago, I started on a naming language for some fiction and > decided I needed a bit of automation in generating syllables and words. > As is usual, I got absorbed in the technology and now have a full blown > compiler and the start of a development environment! > > The syntax I'm using can be seen at > > Any comments on this gratefully accepted . . . > > As for the state of things, the tool can: > - define which characters from the IPA are in the alphabet > - assign an ascii representation to each (primitive as of now!) > - generate syllables / words from rules as described in the link > - generate text from rules as described in the link > > Limitations: > - no named variables yet, only $1 through $n (scope within a > rule/rewrite) > - no lexicon yet, so generated word need writing down by hand :-( > - no syntax highlighting editor yet > - no wizards for automating the initial stages, though I've almost > finished > one for generating number-systems > - the parser isn't very robust yet > - sound changes don't work yet > > Anyway, in another few weeks, I'll post a binary but for now I'm just > after comments on the syntax. > > --- Tony Jebson >
-- Aaron Morse