View Full Version : Division of words

08-27-2010, 07:48 PM

Someone know any script for division of words into syllables?



Old Pedant
08-27-2010, 08:53 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

Old Pedant
08-27-2010, 09:00 PM
This thread is interesting:

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.

08-27-2010, 11:19 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.


Old Pedant
08-27-2010, 11:27 PM
Sure would be easy to do in Japanese. <grin/>