Counting Syllables

Brian Milby brian at
Tue Mar 22 09:47:19 EDT 2022

True about speed, but I was more thinking about storage space and tolerance to missing words.  A complete dictionary would likely be faster.


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> On Mar 22, 2022, at 9:07 AM, Craig Newman via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> If you have a database at all, it would cost nothing much in speed to just use the whole thing all the time. Put the database into an array, of the form:
> “cat 1”
> "chicken 2”
> “elephant 3”
> ‘miaou 1"
> The hard part is finding that database. It would take quite a while to build and finalize your own.
> Craig
>> On Mar 21, 2022, at 10:47 PM, Brian Milby via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
>> Well, you could set up your rules and just database the exceptions.  Then you at least have a guess for the words that you don’t “know” the answer for.  If there is a database miss, then use the rule set.
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