[linux-elitists] word -> syllable count

Seth David Schoen schoen@loyalty.org
Tue Feb 22 16:59:04 PST 2000

Don Marti writes:

> Linux elitists,
> Anyone know of a library or program that will give me the
> syllable count of an English word?  Hyphenation rules as used
> in TeX don't work, I don't think.

I've heard of such a thing as a syllable-count table.  I think it's
probably derived from a phonetic dictionary such as is used by some
text-to-speech packages.

If you can get a phonetic dictionary, you can convert it to a
syllable-count table pretty easily.

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