Counting Syllables

Rick Harrison harrison at
Mon Mar 21 20:26:07 EDT 2022

I’ve tried a bunch of things. It’s 80-90% correct, but failing 10-20% of the time due to irregulars isn’t acceptable.
I think I have to look into a database table lookup solution, but I’m dreading it.



> On Mar 21, 2022, at 4:18 PM, Craig Newman via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> Such cases are rare, certainly, but “queue” comes to mind. I am sure that a vowel parsing routine will be reasonably accurate, but not perfect, as per the previous example.
> A quick search did not turn up any “list of all words and their syllable count”, but there still might be one. One site mentioned that algorithms were being used, but were “not perfect”.
> Craig

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