colinholgate at gmail.com
Sun Mar 20 15:12:23 EDT 2022
This post goes over some techniques:
> On Mar 20, 2022, at 12:51 PM, Rick Harrison via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> Hi Richmond,
> Yes, English. Sorry I forgot to be specific, I thought it was implied.
> Yes, I have been counting vowels, but there appear to be a lot of exceptions,
> so there must be a lot more rules.
> I need to know what all the rules are to make it work if possible.
> There are websites out there on the internet that will count
> syllables in whatever text given to them so it must be possible.
> How are they doing it? Is it an algorithm ,or are they comparing
> the words to a database table that has all the dictionary information?
>> On Mar 20, 2022, at 2:29 PM, Richmond via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>> 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.
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