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Re: Syllable count

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Syllable count
Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2018 13:53:49 +0100
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Thomas Morley <address@hidden> writes:

> 2018-02-19 22:38 GMT+01:00 John Schlomann <address@hidden>:
>> Dear LilyPond experts,
>> Given a definition of some lyrics, such as
>>   lyr = \lyricmode { Here some lyr -- ics }
>> Is there any way to get a count of the syllables, in this case 4?
> #(display-scheme-music (length (ly:music-property lyr 'elements)))

It's also worth pointing out that lyrics entered without durations
consist of elements all of the same duration.  So if you calculate the
music-length and divide by the length of the first element with a
duration, you get a syllable count that is robust against overrides,
parallel music and similar stuff.  Of course it will still not heed

David Kastrup

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