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Here's the shortest that I could come up with:
s/\b((qu|[bcdfghjklmnpqrstvwxyz]+)?([a-z]+))/$2?$3.$2."ay":$1."way"/eg +;
Points to note:
  • It handles multiple consonants at the start of the word (i.e. "this" comes "isthay")
  • It handles 'qu'.
  • It's terribly inefficient, but then, I guess that wasn't the point :)
Here's the full breakdown, if anyone's interested:
#!/usr/bin/perl -w my $test = "that is the time for all good men to come to the aid of th +eir country."; $test=~s/ \b # start of word ( # capture all to $1 ( # this is $2 qu # word starts with qu | # or [bcdfghjklmnpqrstvwxyz]+ # a consonent )? # but it's optional ( # this is $3 [a-z]+ # rest of word ) ) /$2 ? $3.$2."ay" : $1."way" /xeg; # if $2 evaluates as true +then # put it at end of word an +d add "ay" # otherwise, just add "way +" print $test;
Cheers,
Ovid

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