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Re: [aspell-devel] support for compound words and word skipping by conte

From: Kevin Atkinson
Subject: Re: [aspell-devel] support for compound words and word skipping by context
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2004 15:37:14 -0500 (EST)

On Fri, 26 Mar 2004, Chris Hornbaker wrote:

> On Friday 26 March 2004 17:07, Kevin Atkinson wrote:
> > On Fri, 26 Mar 2004, Chris Hornbaker wrote:
> > >  I just saw the entry for support for compound words under Important
> > > Items in the To Do section of the pre-release manual docs. The language
> > > I'd like to add support for has the potential to have millions of
> > > compound words. It has some simple rules for combining them (like, no
> > > consonant pairs). If I can be of some help, then please let me know.
> I didn't mean "no consonant pairs" in the above, I meant "no double consonant 
> pairs", like dd, cc, gg, etc.
> > I need details.  I am especially interested in cases where concatenating
> > two words together is not sufficient.
> Typically an extra letter is added -- sorta like a glue that keeps them 
> separate, but together. When two consonants connect that -are not- 
> permissible, then the letter 'y' is placed between them. So, "dd" becomes 
> "dyd".
> There's also the case where you'd need to add a consonant to meet the "you 
> must have a permissible consonant pair within the first five letters of the 
> word, excluding the letters y and ' (apostrophe)" rule. When you have a word 
> like "soi" and you want to combine it with "sai" (creating "soisai", which is 
> illegal) you use the letter "r" to create a permissible consonant pair.  In 
> this case, "soisai" would need to be "soirsai" to be legal. If, however, "r" 
> cannoy be used (like when it would create a "rr" consonant pair), then you 
> would use "n".

OK.  I see.  Can it get more complicated than that?


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