Hey guys, thanks for the input, I agree that this program is going to have to know a little more about the English list and English in general. (This problem seemed like it was going to be easier at 1am) Unfortunately I have to waste tuesdays and thursdays(8am-7pm) in classes, so I won't get to input some real data until tonight. This sample will be Turkish phrases in the IPA's alphabet. I wonder if this is going to complicate things?
update: Justin still doesn't know how to use perlmonks.org... anyway, how am I supposed to pass around this file? I don't suppose this is the right way: encoded text file