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Beware!  Though Langmaker is cool and easy to use, its facilities for
making sound changes are very crude.  For example, if you want to say,
"vowels become long before voiced consonants," for some crazy reason,
you'd have to write a separate rule for every possible combination of
vowel and long consonant.

You'd have a much more powerful tool if, for example, you installed
Perl on your machine, learned how Perl regular expressions work, and
wrote tiny Perl scripts to make the sound changes.  Tweaking text is
what Perl is all about, and it's available for free for most
platforms.

I'm sure Boudewijn can tell you why you should forget about Perl and
go with Python, of course. :)

Then again, if you're willing to work with it and it's convenient for
you and does what you want, there's nothing wrong with Langmaker.

Ed Heil ------------------------------- [log in to unmask]
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Barry Garcia wrote:

> I forgot to add:
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> I'm thinking of using the Lang Maker software to produce the sound changes
> =). I obtained the "fix" for it and now i can use the program. This should
> give me more consistent sound changes than what i have been doing so
> far.....
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> Which means i may have to do a second version of the Starlings Song,
> because the first one would have different sounds than the "Corrected"
> second version =) (Sorry Irina! :)  )
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