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stickers
08-27-2010, 06:48 PM
Hi

Someone know any script for division of words into syllables?

Regards

stickers

Old Pedant
08-27-2010, 07:53 PM
To do this absolutely correctly, you'd need a dictionary.

If you are willing to "come close", you could probably figure out some algorithm. But good luck finding an algorithm that can correctly parse "algorithm". (Well, maybe you could...the ending "thm" is unusual enough that you could probably special case it.)

Interesting that there aren't tons of hits from doing
http://www.google.com/#hl=en&source=hp&q=algorithm+for+finding+syllables

Old Pedant
08-27-2010, 08:00 PM
This thread is interesting:
http://bytes.com/topic/c/answers/222501-determining-syllables

It basically says there isn't any good answer. And after remembering about "Wocestershire" and "Gloucester" ("woo-ster" and "glah-ster", respectively!!) I think I have to agree.

stickers
08-27-2010, 10:19 PM
Yes, it is a hard task. Differently of Latin languages the english have particular rules very hard to put them in code.

Accorgin to the: http://www.wordscount.info/hw/syllable.jsp


the Syllable Counter uses a dictionary to look up the syllable length of words. Because of this it counts syllables more accurately than any other program extant.


stickers

Old Pedant
08-27-2010, 10:27 PM
Sure would be easy to do in Japanese. <grin/>



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