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?
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