Counting Syllables

Richmond richmondmathewson at
Sun Mar 20 14:29:18 EDT 2022

Well, syllables are language dependent, so let's suppose for the moment that
you are ONLY working with English, the, presumably, you can set up vowels
as item-delimiters: although you might get a bit mixed up with words sucj
as 'beautiful' which, while having 5 vowels only has 3 syllables.

Basically you have to work out how to detect V+C and open vowels at the
end of words.

On 20.03.22 19:41, Rick Harrison via use-livecode wrote:
> I’m working on a project that requires an LC program to count
> the number of syllables in a paragraph.
> I don’t want to have to re-invent the wheel here if there
> is an existing solution to the problem.
> If not, what are all the rules I need to check?
> Suggestions?
> Thanks,
> Rick
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