craig at starfirelighting.com
Thu Mar 24 13:22:52 EDT 2022
I am actually having trouble finding a dictionary “dump” that would provide a list of words along with a syllabic entry attached. If such a thing exists, we only need a dozen lines of code and ten minutes to create a database mapping each word to its syllable count.
Anyone know of such a resource?
> On Mar 24, 2022, at 9:34 AM, Rick Harrison via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> Yes, I’m looking into that. Web-scraping isn’t fun though, and it can be a lot of work.
> One also has to make sure it doesn’t violate company policies etc. I’m not a fan
> of getting sued.
>> On Mar 24, 2022, at 1:55 AM, Dick Kriesel via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>> You could scrape an online dictionary to obtain the syllabification for each given word.
>> For example, if you investigate https://www.dictionary.com/browse/syllabification <https://www.dictionary.com/browse/syllabification> <https://www.dictionary.com/browse/syllabification <https://www.dictionary.com/browse/syllabification>>, you can find the query that yielded "syl·lab·i·fi·ca·tion."
>> You might find other dictionaries that make it easier.
>> — Dick
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