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Re: Quick sound change plot

From:Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>
Date:Thursday, June 13, 2002, 6:45
 --- Christopher B Wright wrote:

> Anyway, does anyone know of a program that could plot possible outcomes > of a given word using pre-assigned rules about sound changes? I'm not > talking about something that will give the same changes to a bunch of > words, but one that would give many changes to the same word. > > For instance, "for" would become por, vor, fol, vol, pur, etc.
I'm not sure whether such a thing exists, but it would be extremely easy to write such a program: just an input box where the user can enter a word, an output box for the answers, and the list of all possible letter/sound changes. It could be written even in BASIC. The only problem is, that if you enter a "longish" word, you might easily receive a couple of million possible answers. Just curious, but what do you need such a program for? Jan ===== "Originality is the art of concealing your source." - Franklin P. Jones __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Everything you'll ever need on one web page from News and Sport to Email and Music Charts


Christopher Bates <christopher.bates@...>