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Re: Status of English modules...

by cjf (Parson)
on Mar 30, 2002 at 07:44 UTC ( #155410=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Status of English modules...

A search for Lingua on CPAN turns up a lot of language-related modules.

The module that lead me to do the search a while ago was TheDamian's Lingua::EN::Inflect which looks really neat. The various language modules are quickly becoming some of my favorites on CPAN.

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Re: Re: Status of English modules...
by darksym (Beadle) on Mar 30, 2002 at 08:25 UTC
    Oh yeah.. Lingua::EN.. well now I feel dumb, maybe I wasn't searching for specifics. Still reading about these modules, I'm inspired to help out. I had a few ideas as far as word comparison. I'm not academically qualified as a linguist, but, there seems to be two different type of word roots: ones that are in our common lexicon and ones that are deeper into the etymological roots of the language.

    Now how to find the roots without going too deep and how to distinguish between combining forms and regular suffixes/prefixes is the problem, since it isn't an exact science (at least not in it's simplest form)... quasi- is a combining form, not a prefix; mis- and anti- are prefixes. Then there are noun and verb combining forms vs. suffixes.

    What a mess, who designed this language anyway? Gee, thanks a lot human history.. for providing the clean cut and well thought out natural languages that we have today. Talk about taking a legacy to the extreme! Sheesh. :)

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